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 - 18 Apr 2005
Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required. 1050 is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and highly...
Article - 15 Feb 2002
Cobalt-chromium-tungsten alloys often referred to as stellite, are a group of wear-resistant alloys with applications where a tough wear-resistant material is necessary.
Article - 28 Jul 2001
Tungsten has the highest melting point (3410°C) and the highest tensile strength at temperatures over 1650°C of all the metals. It is used for lamp filaments, x-ray targets, aerospace applications and...
Article - 30 Oct 2003
The history and dvelopment of the metals forging industry is described. From its origins, throught the 19th century to modern day. Key materials developments are also described.
News - 3 Aug 2004
ATK has received a $3.4 million, three-year contract to supply the 38,000-member New York City Police Department (NYPD) with 38 Special Gold Dot Hollow Point ammunition. With this new contract, ATK...
Article - 24 Apr 2013
Ammunition manufacturers can avoid excessive inventory and part handling using induction annealing systems, which result in less wastage and a higher yield.
News - 6 Apr 2011
With efforts underway to ban lead-based ammunition as a potential health and environmental hazard, scientists are reporting new evidence that a prime alternative material for bullets - tungsten - may...
News - 9 Jul 2007
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $44 million modification to an existing contract for production of small-caliber ammunition by...
News - 24 Apr 2007
General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $14 million contract from Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (Irvine, Calif.), for ammunition...