Article - 30 May 2001
Aluminium based metal matrix composites have been shown to be a superior material for railway car brake disks compared to conventional iron items. This case study looks at thermal characteristics,...
Article - 19 Aug 2009
Machines for manufacturing large flat display glass have grown larger as the size of display glasses has increased. Our research group has been developing high Young's modulus, low thermal expansion...
Article - 22 Aug 2003
The concept of designing in functionality using direct writing and rapid manufacturing techniques is discussed. Properties such as stiffness, surface toughness, thermal properties, electrical...
Article - 24 Feb 2003
Ceramic foams can be processed using a novel route based on the gel casting process. Using such a technique, cell size, porosity and density can be controlled. Applications of ceramic foams include...
Article - 20 May 2002
Low pressure powder injection moulding is a variation on powder injection moulding, with a number of advantages, which are outlined. It is suitable for metals, ceramics and metal matrix composites.
Article - 14 May 2002
Each step in the production of components via powder metallurgy process is briefly outlined. From the raw materials, through forming and sintering. Secondary processes such as heat treatments are...
Article - 2 May 2002
Early metal matrix composites were manufactured using conventional metals processing technology. More recently, a two stage process has enabled production of MMC's with higher ceramic contents and...
Article - 24 Sep 2001
Although production costs for composite materials (polymer, ceramic and metal matrix) are coming down, it is difficult for them to become accepted materials for aeroengine applications. Thus article...
Article - 23 Aug 2001
Spray formed Ni and Al alloys offer improved performance and reduced costs for some aerospace applications. The process is described and its application to nickel superalloys and aluminium alloys....
Article - 31 Jul 2001
Bicomponent extrusion is a novel process for producing ceramic fibres with distinct core and sheath phases. These materials have potential use in metal and ceramic matrix composites and have the...