Article - 19 Apr 2013
Rotational moulding is the method of choice for producing many of the hollow plastic products that we use in everyday life and is in fact one of the fastest growing sectors of the plastics industry...
Article - 17 Jul 2010
These versatile compounds can be cured at ambient temperatures, elevated temperatures and upon exposure to UV light.
Article - 19 Apr 2006
In order to attain sustainable materials engineering research development in Thailand, the National Metal and Materials Technology (MTEC) has been established. MTEC activities include funding support,...
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 - 20 Jun 2001
Morgan cars recently introduced body parts manufactured from superplastically formed aluminium. Use of SPF aluminium offers many advantages over the traditional steel items. Apart from the benefits...
Article - 30 May 2001
Precoated steels have gained popularity in the automotive industry as they resist corrosion, reduce the need for protective oils and waxes and can aid production. The processes and applications in the...
Article - 30 Jan 2014
The aerospace industry is focused on bringing down aircraft weight and lean manufacturing as well as engineers are seeking suitable solutions such as thermoplastic composites that can perform as good...
Article - 2 Feb 2013
Besides record levels of global passenger vehicles production, the automotive industry is also witnessing higher levels of investment in support of research and development activities.
Article - 10 Sep 2002
With the increasing use of lighter gauge steels and weight saving materials in automotive panelling, dent resistance becomes an important issue. Causes, testing, predicting, materials properties and...
Article - 27 Mar 2002
The need and logistics for recycling of plastics is looked at. Cost, complexity, suitability, uses for recycled materials, collection, contaminants and their effects are all covered.