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 - 25 Apr 2005
Brass alloy CZ131 has been designed to provide a compromise between machinability and strength. Thus, it can be used in applications when machinability and riveting are required. The properties,...
Article - 10 May 2004
Naxxam LST from PolyOne are easy-to-use, high performance compounds offering a combination of lightness, stiffness and toughness. They incorporate nanoclay additions. Typical applications areas are...
Article - 12 Jan 2009
Silica/Zircon Ceramics for Metal Casting is small, thin cross section parts where good thermal stability is required.
Article - 27 Sep 2004
Toyota has developed a biodegradable plastic based on sweet potatoes, sugar cane and corn which are used to make polylactics acid. Potential applicatiosn for this material are mentioned. This material...
Article - 3 Apr 2003
Bayer have developed the worlds first illuminated polymer parts. The all-in-one assemblies have a smart outer skin which generates light when a voltage is applied. Potential uses for this material are...
Article - 29 Nov 2001
Powder injection moulding (PIM) and powder co-injection moulding (PCM) are similar to polymer injection moulding. They are used to produce shaped components from powders and are suited to ceramic,...
Article - 15 Aug 2001
Highest tensile strength and flexural modulus compared with other polyester GMC’s. Significantly lower tensile strength, flexural modulus compared with polyester SMC’s. Relative advantages,...
Article - 28 May 2001
Processes such as plasma spraying, flame spraying and high velocity oxy-fuel spraying are briefly explained. Applications such as surface protection, wear and corrosion resistance, microelectronics,...
Article - 11 May 2001
Addition of UV stabilisers overcomes the yellowing and brittleness associated with prolonged exposure to sunlight of unmodified HIPS. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed...