Article - 30 Aug 2008
Brasses are copper zinc alloys with a wide range of engineering uses. The addition of zinc to copper raises the strength and gives a range of properties, and the brasses are a very versatile range of...
Article - 18 May 2005
Type 304 is the most versatile and widely used stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is an austenitic grade that can be severely deep drawn. The properties, applications and fabrication details are...
Article - 23 Oct 2001
416 is the most machinable grade of stainless steel. It is a low cost grade and can be used unhardened, hardened and highly tempered states. Hardness is optimised at the expense of other properties...
Article - 22 Oct 2001
303 stsinless steel is the optiumum machining grade austenitic stainless grade. Selenium can be added to improve hot and cold forming properties. It is suited to nuts and bolts, bushings, shafts,...
Article - 23 Aug 2012
Carbon steels have only carbon as the alloying element. They also contain up to 0.4% silicon and 1.2% manganese.
Article - 16 May 2001
Strongest aliphatic Nylon. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.
Article - 23 May 2013
Aluminum bronzes belong to the family of copper alloys. They are made up of a variety of compositions. Although aluminum plays a bigger role, there are other elements like iron, nickel, manganese and...
Article - 12 May 2001
Easier to process than Nylon 6/6 (castable). Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties for this thermoplastic.