Article - 20 Aug 2003
A review of the development of advanced ceramics and their evolution from traditional ceramics. Properties, production, firing, finishing, design and the future are considered. Families such as...
Article - 16 Jul 2003
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is being seen as a novel technique for surface modification. How the process works, problems associated with it, electrode materials, wear and corrosion resistant...
Article - 30 Sep 2002
The 774 Oven Sample Processor is an automated moisture analysis machine.
Article - 5 Jul 2002
Oxy-fuel combustion offers several potential advantages for steel reheat furnaces, including thermal efficiency and decreased energy losses.
Article - 7 Mar 2002
The importance of monitoring raw materials for variations is emphasised, due to its potential effects further down the production process. While this article focuses on the whitewares and Australia,...
Article - 11 Feb 2002
The titanium metal was first commercialized in the year 1950. Since then, corrosion resistance has turned out to be a critical consideration while choosing it as an engineering structural material.
Article - 7 Jan 2002
One of the barriers to wide spread acceptance of solar energy is the cost of photovoltaic systems. This article looks at ways these costs can be reduced such as capital costs, deposition rates, other...
Article - 14 Dec 2001
Photovoltaics (PV) is the conversion of sunlight directly into electricity. This article outlines what it is, what a typical PV system looks like, how it can be used, how much a system costs and other...
Article - 21 Sep 2001
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene has been used extensively as a wear face in orthopaedic implants. The performance of the material has been related to sterilisation techniques. Methods of...
Article - 6 Jun 2001
Developments in the steel industry are helping stave off challenges from alternative materials such as aluminium and plastics in the automotive industry. Steel still dominates for many reasons which...