Article - 5 May 2003
The use of aluminium in the transpostation industry is on the increase. The reasons for this are described. The benefits that aluminium brings to the industry, the environment and society are...
Article - 3 Aug 2001
Carbon fibres exhibit generally superior performance in tensile, compressive and flexural properties as well as fatigue resistance however, they are expensive and exhibit lower impact strength....
Article - 4 May 2001
Higher notched izod impact strength than other types of ABS. However has lower tensile strength and creep resistance. Advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of...
Article - 15 Feb 2001
This article defines what thermoset composites are, provides key properties and outlines some common applications, including personal armour, automotive, marine and sporting goods.
Article - 28 Jul 2006
This overview on aluminium covers aspects from its discovery, its sources including raw materials, the properties that make it so attractive, common processing techniques and applications.
Article - 30 Sep 2002
Rolled aluminium products such as sheet, plate and foil make up 50% of all aluminium used. The areas where these materials are used, the process by which it is produced and developments in aluminium...
Article - 2 May 2002
Have you ever wondered what Kevlar, Twaron or Aramid fibres were, what their properties are, or what they are used for? This article will give you the basic answers to all these questions.
News - 20 Oct 2014
Polymer composites with biomasses have been the trend for some time now, with wood plastic composites (WPC) probably the most common.
However, a new and exciting field of polymer composites are...
News - 29 Aug 2013
TCOM, LP, the global leader in affordable persistent surveillance solutions, has announced today it has successfully deployed its revolutionary ultra-durable hull material which enables operations of...
News - 22 Aug 2013
OceanGate Inc., a global provider of manned submersible solutions for research and commercial applications, has announced the completion of the initial carbon fiber hull design and feasibility study...