Article - 20 May 2005
Stainless steel is the name for a family of corrosion resistant steels. New uses are being continuously found for the attractive appearance, low maintenance and strength of stainless steel. Grade...
Article - 1 May 2008
Finishes for aluminium are designed to either preserve an existing surface or promote a new one which is visually or functionally more desirable. This article covers mechanical finishes, chemical...
Article - 21 Apr 2005
Aluminium alloy 6063/6063A is a medium strength alloy commonly referred to as an architectural alloy. It is normally used in intricate extrusions. The properties, applications and fabrication details...
Article - 18 Apr 2005
Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required. 1050 is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and highly...
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Vinyl cladding or siding is used in residential and light commercial applications. It has become a popular alternative due to its low cost, durability, versatility and low maintenance. Factors such as...
Article - 7 Sep 2018
Hybrid 3D printing is a technology that combines additive manufacturing (AM) with subtractive manufacturing (SM) techniques to produce three dimensional (3D) objects of superior grade as compared to...
Article - 8 Jan 2018
Stainless is a term that was applied to cover a broad range of steel types and grades developed for oxidation or corrosion resistant applications.
Article - 30 Aug 2008
Brasses are copper zinc alloys with a wide range of engineering uses. The addition of zinc to copper raises the strength and gives a range of properties, and the brasses are a very versatile range of...
Article - 21 Aug 2003
The three most significant advances in alloy metallurgy since Australia's Federation are reviewed. Namely aluminium alloys and age hardening, stainless steels and nuclear power. Each of these topics...
Article - 9 Aug 2012
Architectural bronze develops a golden luster when used in leaded brass CuZn41Pb1Al. Architectural bronze alloys enhance the inside and outside appearances of buildings and last for a long time. They...