Article - 9 Oct 2001
Clay-based nanocomposites are generally combinations of clays and polymers. Intercalated hybrids maintain a clay-like structure, with increased spacings between layers, while in exfoliated hybrids the...
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 - 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...
Article - 8 Jun 2001
Superplastic forming is an alternative and novel method for producing dental implants. It is capable of producing complex prostheses that are lighter, more comfortable and stronger than similar...
Article - 2 Jun 2001
Tooth filling materials such as silver amalgams, resin-based composites and ion-leachable glass cements are covered. Cast metals, bonded restorations, ceramics and composite implant materials are also...
Article - 31 May 2001
Novel ceramic processing routes such as sol-gel production of aluminosilicates, core-shell zirconia, single crystal fibre processing and combustion synthesis are examined. The addition of fine powders...
Article - 8 May 2001
Component materials for thermosetting composites are described. Reinforcement materials include glass, carbon, aramid and other fibres, while matrix include polyester, epoxy, vinyl ester and...
Article - 11 Apr 2001
Sialons are a family of ceramics consisting of silicon, aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen with applications in the automotive and matallurgical fields.
Article - 12 Mar 2001
Zircar have released a new range of medium density reinforced alumina composites suitable for use in induction annealing machines. These materials have a maximum operating temperature of 1260°C....
Article - 26 Feb 2001
Mechanical seals are important in many industries such as process, automotive and aerospace. This article looks at classes of seals, materials selection, surface finish and design.