Article - 1 May 2008
Finishes for aluminium are designed to either preserve an existing surface or promote a new one which is visually or functionally more desirable. This article covers mechanical finishes, chemical...
Article - 27 Feb 2007
Vitreous fused silica rollers are used specially as transport rollers for tempering flat glass.
Article - 21 Aug 2001
Lowest mould shrinkage and excellent surface smoothness compared with other polyester SMC’s.
Article - 6 Jun 2001
Laser welding has advantages over conventional resistance welding including non-contact nature, small heat affected zone and only requires access from one side. The process is explained and how it can...
Article - 16 Feb 2001
For many applications, such as buildings requiring large spans of glass, toughened glass is the only acceptable alternative.
Article - 21 Apr 2005
Aluminium alloy 6063/6063A is a medium strength alloy commonly referred to as an architectural alloy. It is normally used in intricate extrusions. The properties, applications and fabrication details...
Article - 7 Jan 2002
Friction stir welding is a recent modification on friction welding. It is suited to aluminium, magnesium and other metals and can join dissimilar materials. Advantages over fusion welding are, no...
Article - 30 Aug 2001
Improved impact properties, however, reduced tensile strength and flexural modulus. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 23 May 2001
Aluminium, glass reinforced plastics and fibre reinforced composites are the main materials used in small commercial marine craft. Each of these materials has its place in the industry and its...
Article - 30 Apr 2001
Techniques such as sheet moulding, pultrusion, filament winding, prepreg moulding and resin transfer moulding can be used to produce thermoset composites. These processes can be applied to a wide...