Article - 3 May 2007
Particulate materials are used in all manner of applications, many of which are encountered day to day. Characterization of these powders is important as it can affect the properties of the resultant...
Article - 2 Mar 2006
Sapphire is an anisotropic, rhombohedral crystal, so therefore non-uniformly dimensioned. This article examines it's formation & properties.
Article - 16 Aug 2004
Borax or hydrous sodium borate has been in use since the 8th century AD. Its discovery, sources and applications are described. It has a myriad of uses including glass and fibreglass (glass fibre)...
Article - 29 Dec 2017
This article discusses how to monitor oxygen in the production of metal powders for the use in the manufacture of semiconductor wafers and other goods.
Article - 11 Jul 2017
Microstructural analysis continues to play a significant role in the development of thermally sprayed coatings.
Article - 27 Feb 2017
This article focuses on planetary grinding system care and looks at methods of looking after different types of grinding bowls.
Article - 9 Mar 2016
Microstructural analysis plays a vital role in the formation of thermally-sprayed coatings. Laboratory personnel are able to examine the coating features in a confident and cost-effective manner, due...
Article - 21 Apr 2015
This article discusses the diamonds (PCD and synthetic grains) used in abrasive tools for the aerospace industry.
Article - 7 Jun 2007
Spinel containing high alumina refractory cements are in high demand by the glass, cement and metallurgy industries. These spinel cements are normally produced with high cost materials. A solution is...
Article - 1 Jun 2007
Geopolymers are materials similar to Portland cement but made from natural aluminosilicates. Geopolymers made from industrial byproducts like flyash and blast furnace slag may be used to encase...