Article - 21 Jan 2002
Scheele discovered “Tungsten” in 1781; however, it took 150 years more before the efforts of Scheele and his successors led to the use of tungsten carbide in the industry.
Article - 16 Aug 2001
Non-oxide ceramics such as silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminium nitride and titanium diboride posess unique properties that allow them to perform under extreme conditions.
Article - 3 Apr 2001
Diamond is the hardest material known to man. It also has other properties that make it a useful engineering material such as a low co-efficient of friction and high thermal conductivity. As such it...
Article - 6 Feb 2001
Magnesia is a highly refractory ceramic material. Applications include refractory bricks and shapes, crucibles, cements, heating elements, crushable bushes, thermocouple tubes, brake linings, plasma...
Article - 4 Jul 2019
This article discusses lithium batteries and the sample preparation techniques for them.
Article - 14 May 2018
Plastic or metal tubes, inserted into the lumen of anatomic ducts or vessels to keep the passageway open, are called stents. Stents have a characteristic mesh design composed of biocompatible metal or...
Article - 3 Apr 2017
This article takes a look at some ultra precision machining solutions for the automotive industry.
Article - 5 Feb 2016
Many years ago, ferrous materials were rare, and were found only as debris of meteorites. Iron and its alloys were used only for accessories, such as cultural items or jewelry.
Article - 12 Nov 2013
Elemental identification and particle count answer two key questions in oil analysis: how many and where is it coming from. These two measurements are the most critical in any machine condition...
Article - 30 Apr 2013
Magnesium is a silvery-white chemical element with the symbol Mg and atomic number 12. Magnesium alloys contain magnesium as the chief metal along with alloy elements such as lead, aluminum, zinc, and...