Article - 26 Oct 2001
Dioxins are a family of chemicals often formed by the combustion of chlorine containing materials. Although global dioxin levels have declined since the 70's, PVC production has increased.
Article - 16 Aug 2001
Non-oxide ceramics such as silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminium nitride and titanium diboride posess unique properties that allow them to perform under extreme conditions.
Article - 19 Jun 2001
Since the turn of the century, the explosion of information technology has created a requirement for large quantities of high-quality fiber optic cables, which are thousands of kilometers long and 100...
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...
Article - 30 May 2001
Aluminium based metal matrix composites have been shown to be a superior material for railway car brake disks compared to conventional iron items. This case study looks at thermal characteristics,...
Article - 28 May 2001
Molybdenum disilicide (MoSi2), a refractory metal silicide, is mainly used as a heating element and has been recognized as a potential structural ceramic
Article - 30 Apr 2001
Techniques such as sheet moulding, pultrusion, filament winding, prepreg moulding and resin transfer moulding can be used to produce thermoset composites. These processes can be applied to a wide...
Article - 3 Apr 2001
This article provides a comprehensive introduction into the process of injection moulding of plastics. It covers the various stages in the process and also looks at design parameters.
Article - 21 Feb 2001
The high pressure turbine is a specialty item. Materials such as superalloys, intermetallics and ceramic matrix composites are considered, as is the use of thermal barrier coatings.
Article - 14 Feb 2001
Refractories are defined and aspects such as refractoriness, operating conditions, porosity and forms are explored. Their application in furnace linings is also explained.