Article - 16 May 2001
Stainless steel families including austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex and precipitation hardened are described. Also covered are the properties of the families, a comparison of stainless steels...
Article - 16 Jun 2015
Quenching of martensitic steel alloys forms a hard martensitic phase, but incomplete transformation can lead to a retained austenite phase. This retained austenite plays a decisive role in determining...
Article - 21 Nov 2009
SuperDuplex stainless like Duplex, is a mixed microstructure of austenite and ferrite (50/50) which has improved strength over ferritic and austenitic steel grades. This article outlines the chemical...
Article - 28 Nov 2002
Questions such as, what are shape memory alloys, how do they work, how much deformation can they recover from, what metals exhibit shape memory properties and what applications do shape memory alloys...
Article - 22 Apr 2002
CuZnAl SMA's are probably the least well known of the three main families of commercial SMA's. They use relatively cheap materials and can have transformation temperatures between + and -100°C. They...
Article - 1 Mar 2016
The D8 DISCOVER system, integrated with the INCOATEC IµSHigh Brilliance Microfocus source, is a new X-ray diffraction (XRD) solution that is suitable for characterizing multipurpose modern materials...
Article - 21 Jul 2003
The performance of steel in service of carburised steels is dictated by the microstructure and in turn the carbon and hardness profile of the carburised case at the surface of the steel. Altering the...
Article - 14 Aug 2014
TRIP steels have a microstructure consisting of at least five volume percent of retained austenite, which is embedded in a primary ferrite matrix.
News - 14 Feb 2019
Shape memory alloys are famous for their extraordinary properties—shape memory, superelasticity, and actuation—that allow them to be crumpled up and then return back to a...
Article - 26 Aug 2017
Duplex 2205 is a two-phase, austenitic (γ) and ferritic (α) stainless steel alloyed with 5 to 6% Ni, 3% Mo and 22% Cr. It is characterized by general corrosion in harsh environments,...