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 - 30 Jul 2002
Ti6Al4V is an alpha-beta alloy and the most widely used of all the titanium alloys. Ti6Al4V ELI is also briefly described.
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.
Article - 30 Apr 2002
Transducer materials are a key component of any sonar system. This article compares and explains properties of materials such as nickel, lead zirconate titanate and Terfenol. These materials have been...
Article - 29 Apr 2002
Transducers are materials that can convert one form of energy such as electrical and electromagnetic energy into other forms such as mechanical. The history of these materials is outlined beginning...
Article - 30 Nov 2001
Biaxial testing is a method that can assess how polymer matrix composites will perform under complex load situations.
Article - 7 Nov 2001
A super duplex grade combining high strength and exceptional corrosion resistance. It is only really suitable for operation between -50 and 270°C. Typical applications include oil and gas exploration,...
Article - 23 Oct 2001
Solid state joining processes are alternatives to fusion welding and can be applied to polymers as well as metals. They usually involve the use of heat and pressure to join parts. Heat may be...
Article - 15 Oct 2001
Superconducting motors based on high temperature superconductors are much more efficient than conventional electric motors and can be made smaller, lighter and more economically. They have enormous...
Article - 6 Sep 2001
Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.