Article - 24 Feb 2003
By embedding fibre optic sensors into polymer matrix composites, users are able to receive feedback on the performance of the components such as masts. This type of system can be used to prevent...
Article - 20 May 2002
Composites are common place in automotive and aerospace applications, however they have not been exploited in building and construction. LTM provides a technology and advantages that could potentially...
Article - 7 Nov 2001
431 is the most corrosion resistant of the martensitic grades. It has excellent tensile and torque strengths and toughness. Consequently it is suited to bolts and shaft applications e.g. nuts and...
Article - 20 Apr 2001
This article briefly describes what thermoset composites are, provides properties of some common examples and outlines design considerations and market trends.
Article - 16 Mar 2001
This article provides an introduction into the area of adhesives. It covers areas such as background, terminology, why adhesives are used, advantages and limitations and where they will be used in the...
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 - 4 Apr 2012
This article presents WDXRF as a preferred analysis method to determine the elemental contaminants in marine fuels.
Article - 21 Nov 2009
Type 316L is the low carbon version of 316 stainless. With the addition of molybdenum, the steel is popular for use in severe corrosion environments due to the materials immunity from boundary carbide...
Article - 9 Nov 2009
A catalyst can be defined as a material or substance that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction, without being consumed by the reaction itself.
Article - 1 May 2008
Aluminium is ideal for the construction of small leisure boats, luxury vessels, workboats, fishing vessels, and patrol boats through to some of the world’s largest high speed passenger / car ferries....