Article - 16 Sep 2003
The use of alumina and zirconia in orthopaedic implants is outlined, in particular in total hip replacements. Advantages of using ceramics are also listed. The hip replacement procedure is described...
Article - 13 Feb 2003
Zinc's abubdance, extraction, applications and properties are all outlined. Mechanical, physical, electrical, thermal and atomic properties are all included.
Article - 3 Dec 2002
The low density, high strength properties of titanium make it ideal for use in automotive components in an age where light weight and fuel efficiency are key design factors. Areas where titanium...
Article - 21 Nov 2001
Plasma cutting evolved from Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding. By constricting the nozzle opening, gas velocity increased and effectively blasted molten metal away from the puddle created by the arc....
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Vinyl outdoor products such as fencing, decking, railings, pergolas, gazebos etc are one of the fastest growing areas in the building industry.
Article - 9 Jun 2001
Softening processes such as annealing and normalising, and hardening processes such as hardening, tempering, thermochemical processes, carburising, nitriding and boronising are all explained.
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...