Article - 30 Apr 2001
Techniques such as sheet moulding, pultrusion, filament winding, prepreg moulding and resin transfer moulding can be used to produce thermoset composites. These processes can be applied to a wide...
Article - 27 Apr 2004
Kobe Steel have added Mitsubishi to their list of customers who are using aluminium side impact door beams. The advantages and importance of aluminium over steel beams is also covered. Posted April 26...
Article - 15 Aug 2006
The never ending life cycle of aluminium is described, from mining of bauxite to alumina production and then onto aluminium smelting, to the manufacture of aluminium products both semi-finished and...
Article - 2 Aug 2002
Aluminium extrusions make up over half the consumption of aluminium products in Europe. The manufacturing process is explained, while alloy suitability and design aspects are also covered.
Article - 20 Apr 2001
Important types of elastomers such as natural and various synthetic rubbers (eg butadiene and acrylo nitrile butadiene) are described in this article.
Article - 21 Jun 2001
Using materials such as high strength steels and steel sandwich panels in conjunction with processes such as hydroforming, laser welding etc, the weight of components such as doors, bonnets, bootlids...
Article - 24 May 2001
Various thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, fluoropolymers, polyamides, polyarylates, polycarbonate, polysulphones, thermoplastic polyesters and polyimides, polyoxymethylene,...
Article - 20 Sep 2002
Automotive manufacturers are trying to become more environmentally friendly and looking to recycle more motor vehicle parts. This article looks at recycling of lead acid batteries and polyethtylene...
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 - 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...