Article - 18 May 2005
Duplex stainless steels are extremely corrosion resistant, work hardenable alloys. Their microstructures have both austenite and ferrite phases and show properties of both types of stainless steels....
Article - 25 Feb 2003
The excellent sensitivity of techniques, like secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), can be useful in determining the material chemistry, specifically for low-level additives, contaminants, or...
Article - 19 Aug 2002
Several international standards demand identification marks on concrete reinforcing bars. Marks have to be rolled onto one side of the bar to denote specifications.
Article - 16 Aug 2002
Thermal spraying is not a new method. Developed in 1912 in Switzerland, this method is well-established and extensively used.
Article - 11 Feb 2002
Platinum, with its unique physical and chemical properties, is used in a wide variety of industrial and environmental applications. It is also regarded as one of the finest, among all jewelry metals.
Article - 5 Feb 2002
Titanium is highly resistant to corrosion by water, steam and seawater, except at elevated temperatures. Other corrosion mechanisms such as stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, biofouling,...
Article - 1 Feb 2002
“White rust” or “white storage stain” is one of the typical problems faced in galvanized coatings. It occurs as a white, bulky, powdery deposit that forms rapidly on the surface of the galvanized...
Article - 31 Oct 2001
Vinyl flooring is incredibly practical and versatile being used in domestic and commercial applications. It can cope with high traffic and hospital conditions.
Article - 25 Sep 2001
Silicones are polymers with a Si-O-Si backbone. There are different types depending on functional groups in the structure and curing mechanisms. Key properties include thermal stability, chemical...
Article - 4 Sep 2001
These are a form of cast iron that have variable properties dependent on the microstructure. The microstructure can be altered via heat treatments. In general these materials have low tensile...