Article - 15 Feb 2002
Life cycle costing is a method for justifying materials choices for applications. It takes into account cost, fabrication and installation, maintenance, replacement costs, production losses and...
Article - 7 Feb 2002
Outlined are some simple and practical tests that can be used for the identification of grades and types of stainless steel. The tests are inexpensive and non-destructive but do have some limitations...
Article - 23 Oct 2001
This article discusses the properties and applications of stainless steel grade 304 (UNS S30400).
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 - 13 Sep 2001
The 316 family is a group of austenitic stainless steels with superior corrosion resistance to 304 stainless steels. They also have excellent toughness and can be used in the food, marine, chemical...
Article - 7 Feb 2001
This article discusses the properties and application of nickel silvers, a copper alloy.
Article - 18 May 2005
Grade 316 is an austenitic grade second only to 304 in commercial importance. 316 stainless steel has improved corrosion resistance particularly for pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride...
Article - 2 Jan 2002
This article briefly outlines the chemical compositions and main applications for ferritic, duplex, martensitic and precipitation hardening grades of stainless steels.
Article - 25 Apr 2001
Aluminium and its alloys are truly versatile engineering materials. It is used in industries such as electrical, packaging, transport, building and architecture, gas cylinders, machined components,...
Article - 27 May 2008
Aluminium alloy 5005 contains nominally 0.8% magnesium. It has medium strength, good weldability, and good corrosion resistance in marine atmospheres. It also has the low density and excellent thermal...