Article - 8 Dec 2005
CeramTec is a manufacturer of Alumina and Aluminum Nitride substrates. Rubalit® and Alunit® materials were developed in their own laboratories.
Article - 9 Oct 2001
Metallic powders are good absorbers of microwaves and can be sintered by microwave radiation. Processing in this way has advantages over conventional methods including faster and more energy efficient...
Article - 7 Aug 2001
Rare earth magnets produce fluxes much higher than traditional magnets of comparable size. Such magnets are based on samarium and neodymium compounds. Applications include automotive,...
Article - 26 Feb 2001
Mechanical seals are important in many industries such as process, automotive and aerospace. This article looks at classes of seals, materials selection, surface finish and design.
Article - 11 Jul 2012
The early 1940’s witnessed the development of a coding system for the classification of different types of steels. Designers, heat treaters, draftsmen, and engineers were able to obtain specific...
Article - 14 Dec 2015
Ceramics are found in a diverse range of industries and applications, right from a simple cereal bowl to sophisticated components of a mobile phone, to body armor.
Article - 8 Jul 2015
SciAps have introduced advancements in their laser technology, which enable high-performance analysis of all metals, including stainless steels and high-temperature alloys.
Article - 29 May 2001
Invar has the lowest thermal expansion of any known metal or alloy from room temperature up to 230?C. Special low expansion and sealing alloy grades are available. Applications include thermostats,...
Article - 6 Oct 2012
Various test methods have been used to study hot corrosion. Immersion testing (or crucible testing), which was the first laboratory test method, is not considered reliable for simulating the gas...
Article - 1 Mar 2001
Smart materials are an interesting field that is growing quickly, and shape memory alloys (SMAs) are one such materials that represent one of the most exciting areas.