Article - 20 Aug 2003
A review of the development of advanced ceramics and their evolution from traditional ceramics. Properties, production, firing, finishing, design and the future are considered. Families such as...
Article - 3 May 2007
Particulate materials are used in all manner of applications, many of which are encountered day to day. Characterization of these powders is important as it can affect the properties of the resultant...
Article - 10 Sep 2002
A comprehensive overview of the powder injection moulding process. Aspects covered include, the process, raw materials, advantages, formulation and binder related issues and the market for metal and...
Article - 17 May 2005
Aluminium alloys are normally supplied as semi-finished products such as sheet, plate, coil, extrusions, tube or wire. All forms can then be readily fabricated into finished products using a wide...
Article - 15 Jan 2003
Using traditonal metallurgical processes such as rolling and heat treating, researchers have been able to produce pure copper with a controlled grain size. The grain size distribution influences the...
Article - 3 Jul 2002
Diffusion bonding is an increasingly popular method used for joining titanium and its alloys. Liquid and solid state diffusion bonding are covered as well as why the processes are suited to use with...
Article - 14 May 2002
Each step in the production of components via powder metallurgy process is briefly outlined. From the raw materials, through forming and sintering. Secondary processes such as heat treatments are...
Article - 22 Aug 2002
Functionally graded materials are introduced. The different methods used to produce them are outlined and compared as well as the origins of FGMs and their potential applications.
Article - 30 Jan 2002
The wear resistance of titanium alloys is quite poor. It can be enhanced by any number of surface treatments such as enhanced surface films, conversion coatings, electrolytic and electroless plating,...
Article - 24 Sep 2001
Rubber to metal bonding involves three areas, the substrate, the interface and the rubber. The bonding process itself involves several steps including substrate cleaning, application of bonding agents...