Article - 28 Feb 2001
The numerous powder compaction and sintering processes including uniaxial pressing, hot and cold isostatic pressing and sintering are described herein.
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 - 17 Sep 2001
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are those, which respond to external electrical stimulation by displaying a significant shape or size displacement. They have shown promise to mimic the movements of...
Article - 31 Jul 2001
Technologies such as ion implantation, CO2 laser treatment and plasma spraying are described. These can be used to alter the surface properties of materials, resulting in increased wear and...
Article - 5 Jul 2018
The quality of additive manufacturing (AM) processes can be improved using the data from scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Article - 21 Sep 2005
In Thailand, there is negligible manufacturing of ‘advanced’ industrial ceramics although they are widely used as parts in various industries. Current research in Thailand is outlined as is...
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 - 2 May 2002
Early metal matrix composites were manufactured using conventional metals processing technology. More recently, a two stage process has enabled production of MMC's with higher ceramic contents and...
Article - 13 Feb 2019
This article discusses the economic and fast tooling options for custom builds and prototyping.
Article - 29 Jan 2018
Hardness is a valuable, revealing, and widely used mechanical test that has been in use in different forms for more than 250 years.