Article - 12 Apr 2007
Applications of boron carbide powder are provided by Feldco International. Applications include: refractories; abrasives; military; nuclear applications; poison pellets; reinforcement; raw material;...
Article - 9 Nov 2005
NASA turned to Insaco's expertise in fabricating a solar concentrator from a special grade of fused silica with extremely tight tolerances.
Article - 27 Jul 2005
The Inasmet Technology Centre has participated in the METAFLEX project. The aim of this project is to research photovoltaic solar cells to use in building, transport and space sectors. The innovative...
Article - 24 Mar 2004
Poeton industries have supplied coatings for use on titanium fittings for the space shuttle. The coating prevents galling and fretting of the titanium components. Posted January 2004
Article - 21 Aug 2003
The Crystal Consortium are developing dysprosium gallium garnet crystals for use in an advanced demagnetisation refrigerator (ADR), that will form part of an x-ray observatory in space. Posted July...
Article - 12 Sep 2002
Ti5Al2.5Sn is a high strength alloy commonly used in airframe and jet engine applications. It has excellent weldability, stability and high temperature strength. Composition, designations, physical...
Article - 14 Feb 2002
Corrosion resistance is one of titanium's most attractive features. Reasons and mechanisms for this are explained.
Article - 28 Jul 2001
Although lead occurs as such in nature, it is rare. Lead is chiefly obtained from galena (PbS) through the process of roasting.
Article - 23 Jul 2001
Platinum (Pt) was discovered by Ulloa in 1735 and Wood in 1741. Platinum occurs as such naturally, together with negligible amounts of palladium, iridium, rhodium, osmium, and ruthenium.
Article - 24 May 2001
Various thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, fluoropolymers, polyamides, polyarylates, polycarbonate, polysulphones, thermoplastic polyesters and polyimides, polyoxymethylene,...