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Aluminium smelting utilises the Hall-Héroult process of extracting aluminium metal from its oxide, alumina. This article outlines where the process can benefit from the use of SiAlON ceramics and the...
Article - 15 Jun 2006
Alloying tablets are used in casthouses world-wide for the manufacture of high-quality aluminium alloys. For the precise compositional adjustment of alloy melts or for bulk element addition, alloying...
Article - 6 Jan 2004
Sialons are hard ceramic materials consisting of silicon nitride, aluminium nitride and alumina. Chemical, electrical, mechanical, physical and thermal properties are all listed.
Article - 27 Aug 2002
'Depart' is a water soluble, biodegradable polyvinyl alcohol polymer. It is suited for use in injection moulding to form voids in mouldings. Its unique properties, how it works, biodegradable...
Article - 3 May 2002
Aluminium casting processes such as sand casting and die casting processes including gravity casting, high and low pressure die casting, vacuum die casting and squeeze casting are all described.
Article - 7 Jan 2002
Friction stir welding is a recent modification on friction welding. It is suited to aluminium, magnesium and other metals and can join dissimilar materials. Advantages over fusion welding are, no...
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Vinyl cladding or siding is used in residential and light commercial applications. It has become a popular alternative due to its low cost, durability, versatility and low maintenance. Factors such as...
Article - 7 Feb 2001
This article provides an overview of pure copper and the major copper low alloyed grades and applications.
Article - 17 Jan 2019
This article explains how to select your diaphragm material based on your application.
Article - 24 Apr 2018
Glass lubricants, which are composed of a glass powder, solid lubricants, and an organic bonding material, have been shown to extend the life of metals by preventing excessive die chilling any...