Columbia Metals is one of the leading non ferrous metals stockholders in the UK. Our range includes high performance copper, nickel and stainless steel alloys for all industries and applications. As...
Article - 12 May 2001
Relative advantages, disadvatages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.
News - 12 Mar 2019
FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that addresses the challenge that electrical power stations face in detecting gas leaks from their Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) circuit...
News - 9 Dec 2013
The company ABB in Lyon has recently started to use the polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Ultradur® B4450 G5 from BASF for its DC contactors. Since these contactors are used on railways, they must...
News - 8 Sep 2005
At the Elektrotechnik trade fair in Dortmund Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) unveiled a new vacuum circuit-breaker. The circuit-breaker with the designation Sion is designed for use...
Article - 16 Feb 2002
The only material that is practically used for electron emitters is tungsten. Although there are other electropositive metals that yield higher emission rates, tungsten has an extremely low vapor...
Article - 26 Nov 2019
This article describes how to improve base vacuum with bakeout procedures.
Copper is used for an extensive range of applications from electronics to electrical parts to plumbing fittings for the construction industry.
Article - 21 Jul 2001
Silver metal in its pure state has a brilliant white metallic lustre and it is a little harder than gold and is very ductile and malleable. It has 3 commercial types and applications in jewellery,...
Article - 1 Mar 2001
Smart materials are an interesting field that is growing quickly, and shape memory alloys (SMAs) are one such materials that represent one of the most exciting areas.