Article - 4 May 2001
Improved stiffness over conventional high impact ABS. Better processing properties than Polycarbonate. Has a limited resistance to hot water. Advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed...
Article - 15 Feb 2001
This article defines what thermoset composites are, provides key properties and outlines some common applications, including personal armour, automotive, marine and sporting goods.
Article - 25 Jun 2003
The addition of glass fibre to nylon 6/6 increases its strength. Other effects on properties are also described. Chemical, electrical, mechanical, physical and thermal properties of this material are...
Article - 24 Sep 2001
Although production costs for composite materials (polymer, ceramic and metal matrix) are coming down, it is difficult for them to become accepted materials for aeroengine applications. Thus article...
Article - 23 Aug 2001
The use of abradable coatings has enabled increased efficiency gas turbine engines by reducing the clearances between fan and shroud and increasing the operating temperature. They can be applied to...
Article - 16 May 2001
Excellent mechanical and serviceable properties compared with unmodified grades of Nylon 6/6. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical...
Article - 12 May 2001
Good retention of mechanical properties after long term exposure to sunlight or UV radiation compared with unmodified polyamide 6. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed...
Article - 11 May 2001
Addition of UV stabilisers overcomes the yellowing and brittleness associated with prolonged exposure to sunlight of unmodified HIPS. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed...
Article - 14 Feb 2001
Engineering thermoplastics are generally amorphous or semi-crystalline. The differences between these two types of materials are explained.
Article - 22 May 2013
Peter Whyman, sales director at Zircotec Ltd, talks to AZoM about about plasma spraying ceramic coatings for thermal protection of motorsport components.