News - 17 Mar 2004
Heating specialists Kanthal, a product area of Sandvik Materials Technology, has introduced a new material grade for radiant and protection tubes for furnace applications.
Designated Kanthal APMT,...
Article - 14 Dec 2001
This article explores the issue of how long a photovolatic system must operate to account for energy and pollution created in the manufacture of the system. It takes into account the different...
News - 10 Sep 2003
Mercedes Benz have unveiled their all new Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren supercar at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car was a joint project between Mercedes Benz and their Formula 1 partner McLaren, which...
Article - 20 Aug 2001
Primarily used for the repair of aluminium castings. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 18 May 2001
TiB2 is an extremely hard material with an extremely high melting point. These properties lend it to uses as ballistic armour, cathodes in Hall-Heroult cells for aluminium smelting as well as seals...
Article - 4 May 2001
The development of magnesium alloy has conventionally been fueled by the aerospace sector’s demand for lightweight materials to work under increasingly challenging conditions.
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 - 26 Feb 2001
Developments in advanced materials over the years have contributed to the spectacular progress in the thrust-to-weight ratio of the aero gas turbine.
Article - 7 Feb 2001
Also known as cupro-nickels, they have compositions from 10% nickel to 45% nickel. Due to the large range of alloys, they display a range of different properties and applications. This article...
Article - 6 Feb 2001
Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) or alumina is one of the most versatile of refractory ceramic oxides and finds use in a wide range of applications.