Article - 21 Aug 2001
Approximately three times more expensive than SMC. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Copper is tough and ductile, but is valuable due its ability to conduct electricity. While it is suited to many applications most centre around its excellent electrical conductivity (e.g. busbars and...
Article - 13 Jan 2003
Antimony is an uncommon element that can be found pure or as a compound. Its extraction, properties and applications as a metal and compound are covered.
Article - 9 Jul 2002
Plasma-infrared processing is a coating technology suited to coating relatively large surfaces quickly. Using the worlds largest plasma arc lamp ORNL have developed the technique which can produce...
Article - 23 Jul 2001
Uranium is a heavy, silver-white metal resembling nickel. It is malleable, ductile, slightly paramagnetic and pyrophoric when finely divided. Its main uses are as a nuclear fuel, radioactive isotope...
Article - 8 May 2013
Aluminium/aluminum is a light-weight metal with a bright silvery luster. This metal along with its alloys are in high demand worldwide.
Article - 23 Mar 2010
Shape memory materials (SMMs) are featured by the ability to recover their original shape from a significant and seemingly plastic deformation upon a particular stimulus is applied. This is known as...