Article - 31 Aug 2001
Exhibits good rigidity to weight ratio. However, surface swirl patterns produced so if high quality finish is required.
Article - 28 Aug 2001
Recycled PET is used in many applications from automotive to office equipment. It is also alloyed with other polymers or combined with fillers.
Article - 6 Jun 2001
Developments in the steel industry are helping stave off challenges from alternative materials such as aluminium and plastics in the automotive industry. Steel still dominates for many reasons which...
Article - 31 May 2001
The stages in producing chrome-like finishes on plastics are described as is the devlopment of the technology. Applications in the automotive industry and domestic fittings indusrty are also examined.
Article - 24 May 2001
Various thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, fluoropolymers, polyamides, polyarylates, polycarbonate, polysulphones, thermoplastic polyesters and polyimides, polyoxymethylene,...
Article - 16 May 2001
Balanced mechanical and manufacturing properties compared with unmodified grades of polyamide 6/6. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical...
Article - 4 May 2001
Can be electroplated to give parts with a decorative finish of metal such as Chrome Gold, Silver and Brass. The temperature profile and mould surface temperatures need to be kept higher than for the...
Article - 27 Feb 2001
This article describes the process of ultrasonic welding and describes systems used for the process. It looks at its application to metals and plastics.
Article - 15 Feb 2001
This article defines what thermoset composites are, provides key properties and outlines some common applications, including personal armour, automotive, marine and sporting goods.