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...
Article - 24 Apr 2008
Ti 6Al-4V is the most widely used of all the alpha-beta titanium alloys. It may be heat treated for high strength in welded construction at service temperatures through 600°F. Typical applications are...
Article - 1 Aug 2003
Investment casting is a process that can be used to manufacture high precision metallic components. Materials suitable for investment casting and its evolution are described. Market history and...
Article - 28 Nov 2002
Many of your questions on thermal spraying are answered here. Examples are, what is it, classifications, what materials can be thermally sprayed and what forms can they take, what is it used for, what...
Article - 2 May 2002
Have you ever wondered what Kevlar, Twaron or Aramid fibres were, what their properties are, or what they are used for? This article will give you the basic answers to all these questions.
Article - 23 Jan 2002
Tantalum is a rare metal with a grey-blue appearance. It is found in about 15% of the world’s pegmatites. Tantalum has several properties that currently make it a valuable commodity.
Article - 19 Oct 2001
301 stainless steel is an austenitic grade that can be supplied in various hardness and strengths. It also has variants with low carbon and high nitrogen. Applications include railway car structural...
Article - 28 Sep 2001
Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a forming process combining simultaneous heat and pressure to consolidate metal and/or ceramic powders. It produces fully dense materials and can bond materials that...