Article - 7 Apr 2008
One of the most common tests, at least in the United States, of the physical characteristics of plastic materials is the notched izod impact test. This report details how the test works, data...
The Model 657 Dimple Grinder II, from Gatan, is designed to rapidly remove material from a surface with minimum damage. It provides high-speed and consistent mechanical pre-thinning to near electron...
Article - 1 Dec 2007
The basic steps in the manufacture of sialon ceramics (and many other advanced ceramics such as alumina, zirconia and silicon nitride) can be split into 3 main stages and an optional fourth stage....
Article - 5 May 2006
This article discusses three techniques that can be used to improve the ability of optical emission spectrometers to detect and quantify large wear particles in lubricating oil. They are an acid...
Article - 21 Sep 2005
Excessive grinding forces acting on grinding surfaces cause defects during grinding of fragile materials. A new grinding system (regulated force feeding, RFF) has been developed in order to minimize...
Article - 18 May 2005
Grade 316 is an austenitic grade second only to 304 in commercial importance. 316 stainless steel has improved corrosion resistance particularly for pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride...
Article - 24 Jun 2002
Aluminium cans have been in existence since 1960. Developments since then are outlined, as are the effects of competition such as PET and glass packaging.
Article - 30 May 2002
Macor is a machinable glass ceramic. Recommendations for cutting, sawing, turning, drilling, milling, tapping, grinding and polishing are provided.
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 21 Jan 2002
A comprehensive overview of tungsten including history, occurrence, deposits, supply, mining and benficiation, prising, processing, recycling, toxicity and applications.