Article - 6 Aug 2012
UNS C31600 leaded nickel-bearing bronze is an alloy containing copper, zinc and lead in specific amounts. It has excellent corrosion resistance and cold workability. C31600 alloy is generally stronger...
Article - 20 Jun 2012
Throughout history and the advancement of civilization, the discovery, development and application of metals has driven the way that people live and societies have been organically shaped.
Article - 4 Feb 2010
Increased demand for glass for solar applications is driving the development of specific glass qualities that are designed for the various solar technologies. This article outlines factors that need...
Article - 6 Jun 2008
Nickel-free 445M2 stainless steel is a viable alternative to 316 stainless steel. This case study shows how it has been used in a nickel smelter. Advantages over 3216 are provided along with...
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 - 27 Aug 2001
Surface treatments such as ion implantation, ion beam mixing, laser processing, PVD, CVD and laser alloying are being applied to monolithic ceramic materials to improve surface properties so that they...
Article - 9 Apr 2015
This article investigates diamond turning Ogive error and the implications for optical tolerancing.
Article - 19 Jun 2013
Rare earth elements (REEs) or rare earth metals are a group of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, in particular the fifteen lanthanides as well as yttrium and scandium as defined by...
Article - 13 Jun 2013
LDX 2101 alloy is a low nickel, lean duplex stainless steel that is designed with both superior strength and chloride stress-corrosion cracking resistance, which are much better than 300 series...
Article - 6 Jun 2013
Zinc is a bluish-white metal having lustrous appearance. It is brittle by nature and has a crystalline structure. It also exhibits good malleability and ductility at higher temperatures. The atomic...