Article - 17 Jun 2015
In the foundry industry, where a high level of economic efficiency is required, the increasingly stringent quality requirements need specific requirements in terms of operational behavior and material...
Article - 15 Aug 2006
The never ending life cycle of aluminium is described, from mining of bauxite to alumina production and then onto aluminium smelting, to the manufacture of aluminium products both semi-finished and...
Article - 14 Aug 2003
The production of aluminium from alumina (or smelting or primary aluminium) is briefly described. Alloying and casting, global trends in aluminium production and the main aluminium producing regions...
Article - 8 Jul 2002
A review of reasons why aluminium forgings are suited to many applications. Strength, lead-time, surface finish, cost and design flexibility are all covered. The article contains a lot of general...
Article - 14 Oct 2002
Rimmed steels are similar to killed steels, except that they are only partially deoxidised. The process by which they are made, advantages, disadvantages and steels that are typically rimmed are...
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Silicon is a relatively inert metallic element that is the second most abundant in the earths crust. Pure silicon is used in semiconductors, transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, electronics and as a...
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 - 8 May 2001
The trend behind MMC development has tapered off of late, but a thriving indutry still exists. MMC's remain popular for automotive, aerospace and sporting goods due to their light weight and high...
Article - 3 Aug 2006
AM-lite is a new magnesium alloy, specially formulated to provide excellent die castability with significant cost advantages and a high-quality as-cast surface that is highly suitable for decorative...
Article - 7 Jun 2018
AZoM talks for Dr. Evans Mogire from Buehler about how they are leading the way in answering the challenges set by the automotive industry regarding testing materials.