Article - 12 Sep 2002
A detailed look into the production of synthetic diamonds via chemical vapour deposition (CVD) is provided. The processes, growth rates and applications including cutting tools, heat spreaders,...
Article - 27 Aug 2002
'Depart' is a water soluble, biodegradable polyvinyl alcohol polymer. It is suited for use in injection moulding to form voids in mouldings. Its unique properties, how it works, biodegradable...
Article - 15 Jul 2002
Increased performance has resulted in reduced weight in cars. Consequently, polypropylene usage has increased and processes to improve wetting for painting. Air plasma pre-treatments are outlined, in...
Article - 13 Jun 2002
Aluminium foil is commonly used in insulation for buildings, transmission wires, against radiation and from fire as well as heat exchangers and automotive applications. Specific applications and...
Article - 10 May 2002
This article covers the applications of monolithic refractories and the types of refractories that are used in particular parts of the operation.
Article - 8 Jan 2002
Stainless steels can be fabricated using most conventional techniques, although some different processing parameters may be required compared to plain carbon steels. These are investigated for...
Article - 8 Jun 2001
Hydroforming is a forming process that uses fluid pressure in place of punches and dies. It can form complex parts that would otherwise require several punched and welded pieces. It is a process of...
Article - 6 Jun 2001
Developments in the steel industry are helping stave off challenges from alternative materials such as aluminium and plastics in the automotive industry. Steel still dominates for many reasons which...
Seth Rasmussen is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at North Dakota State
University (NDSU) with a focus in the areas of materials chemistry and chemical
history. Prof. Rasmussen is a native...
Simon Hall has been studying the template control of the structure of inorganic
materials for twelve years.
He joined the University of Bristol in 1997, reading for a PhD in Biomimetic...