Article - 6 Jul 2012
Tool steels are high-quality, carbon and alloy steels that are commonly used to make cutters, reamers, bits etc used for machining metals, plastics, and wood. They are usually melted in furnaces and...
Article - 20 Dec 2011
Glasses display both the properties of supercooled liquids and crystalline materials but with properties that are different to both.
Article - 15 Jun 2009
This detailed account provides information on the mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical properties of MACOR. Also included are details on machining such as sawing, turning, milling, drilling,...
Article - 19 Nov 2008
When you need the performance of a technical ceramic and your application demands the ready fabrication of a complicated shape, look at Macor machinable glass ceramic. It will lower costs and...
Article - 25 Oct 2008
MACOR gives you the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high performance plastic. MACOR glass ceramic is an outstanding engineering material and is machinable with ordinary...
Article - 26 May 2008
Marine grade stainless steel 316 has been around for a long time. Now there’s an alternative, that’s even better – grade 445M2 from Austral Wright Metals. 445M2 is compared to 316 and properties and...
Article - 17 May 2005
Aluminium alloys are normally supplied as semi-finished products such as sheet, plate, coil, extrusions, tube or wire. All forms can then be readily fabricated into finished products using a wide...
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 - 23 Oct 2001
Solid state joining processes are alternatives to fusion welding and can be applied to polymers as well as metals. They usually involve the use of heat and pressure to join parts. Heat may be...
Article - 7 Sep 2001
Contains a general overview of the polymer Polyphenylene Sulphide including relative advantages, disadvantages and applications, together with a table of typical properties.