Article - 25 Apr 2005
Brass alloy CZ130 is a machinable brass typically used in sections. The properties, applications and fabrication details are provided for brass alloy CZ130.
Article - 19 Apr 2005
Aluminium alloy 2011 is a high mechanical strength alloy that machines exceptionally well. Often called a Free Machining Alloy or "FMA" it is well suited to use in automatic lathes.
Article - 8 Jul 2004
This article provides a guide to the machining of titanium alloys. Some details are provided for operations including cutting, grinding, surface grinding, turning, drilling, milling, chemical milling,...
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 - 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 - 13 Feb 2002
Titanium can be fabricated in much the same way as stainless steel and nickel-based alloys provided allowances are made for its properties. Some operations covered include welding, resistance welding,...
Article - 19 Dec 2017
Using optical emission spectroscopy (OES) for measuring the ppm levels of contaminants, wear metals and additives in oil samples.
Article - 5 Feb 2016
Many years ago, ferrous materials were rare, and were found only as debris of meteorites. Iron and its alloys were used only for accessories, such as cultural items or jewelry.
Article - 16 Jul 2014
Elemental analysis is an important investigative tool in geology and proves useful in extraction process control, mineral exploration and environmental studies.
Article - 31 Aug 2009
This article looks at understanding die filling behavior in powder metallurgy.