Article - 28 May 2002
A quick look at the process of manufacturing aluminium foil. Starting from aluminium raw materials, mining, processing, rolling and annealing. Also provided are foil thicknesses for a range of common...
Article - 3 May 2002
Mortar is the material that holds bricks together in a brick structure such as a wall.
News - 6 May 2004
Bessemer Gold Medal
For outstanding services to the steel industry, awarded to Professor R J Fruehan, US Steel Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Article - 10 Apr 2002
Aluminium extrusions are extensively used in building due to their strength, low density, corrosion resistance and design flexibility. Typical applications include window and door frames, curtain...
Article - 3 Apr 2002
A comprehensive overview on magnesia from its origins, occurrences, raw materials, and grades.
Article - 8 Feb 2002
Capacitors are defined, their history briefly traced and construction outlined. Different types of capcitors such as insert tab and extended foil are distinguished. Basic usage configuations are also...
Article - 3 Oct 2001
Mullite is the mineralogical name for the only chemically stable intermediate phase in the SiO2–Al2O3 system. The mineral rarely occurs in its natural form, and can be found on the Isle of Mull off...
Article - 28 Jul 2001
Tungsten has the highest melting point (3410°C) and the highest tensile strength at temperatures over 1650°C of all the metals. It is used for lamp filaments, x-ray targets, aerospace applications and...
Article - 19 Jun 2001
The process of ion implantation is explained and how it is able to form hard, wear resistant surfaces, and ultimately extend component life times.
Article - 29 May 2001
These materials combine the strength, hardness and wear resistance of carbon with the corrosion resistance and self lubricating properties of graphite. They can be impregnated with various materials...