Article - 14 Jul 2011
Manufacturers of solar cells need to make sure their products are of the highest quality. To check this they carry out microstructural examinations. This article describes how to prepare samples for...
Article - 16 Feb 2011
Master Bond one and two component, heat-curable epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes and polysulfides offer outstanding performance and reliability. They are available for use in a variety of...
Article - 23 Dec 2010
Grinding-wheel loading can be defined as ground material either adhere to abrasive grains or become embedded in voids on a grinding-wheel surface.
Article - 22 Nov 2010
What is compression testing and how is it used to determine how a product or material reacts when it is compressed? Find out more about the theory and applications of compression testing.
Article - 1 Dec 2007
International Syalons Syalon 101 is the first of the Si-Al-O-N (sialon) family of ceramic materials which has been developed, characterised and is now being carefully manufactured to ensure quality...
Article - 7 Jun 2007
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) have been of interest for an alternative power generator. Sealing these units is one of the areas that needs further work before they can be put into widespread...
Article - 2 Mar 2006
Alumina is one of the most general-purpose technical ceramics. All aluminas are very hard and wear resistant, with high compressive strength.
Article - 12 Dec 2003
The choices made for selecting soluble cutting fluids used in metal cutting processes impact on the many aspects of the modern production process.
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Glass is term used to describe various non-crystalline solids. It encompasses materials such as vitreous silica, sodium silicate, crystal, borosilicate, opal, phosphate and chalcogenide glasses as...
Article - 10 Aug 2017
Food is often inhomogeneous and occurs in a wide range of consistencies.