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  • Article - 26 Mar 2001
    An introductory article on polyurethanes. It briefly defines what they are and what they are used for, what forms they can take, uses, advantages and disadvantages.
  • Article - 16 Mar 2001
    This article provides an introduction into the area of adhesives. It covers areas such as background, terminology, why adhesives are used, advantages and limitations and where they will be used in the...
  • Article - 12 Mar 2001
    Almost 50% of failures of engineering plastics result from environmental degradation. Effects such as exposure to chemicals and weathering processes are examined. This article also compares natural...
  • Article - 8 Mar 2001
    Case Study: Joining stainless steel pipework in plumbing systems can be expensive, time consuming and difficult. However, through the use of (anaerobic) adhesives, high quality joints can be produced...
  • Article - 8 Mar 2001
    The different families of adhesives commonly used today are explained as well as applications. Examples include anaerobics, phenolics, epoxies, silicones, polyimides, hot melts etc.
  • 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.
  • Article - 28 Feb 2001
    The numerous powder compaction and sintering processes including uniaxial pressing, hot and cold isostatic pressing and sintering are described herein.
  • Article - 28 Feb 2001
    Smart materials are able to respond to changes in their surroundings. They have potential applications in aerospace and civil engineering. Work continues on refining these materials down to the...
  • Article - 27 Feb 2001
    This article describes the process of ultrasonic welding and describes systems used for the process. It looks at its application to metals and plastics.
  • Article - 26 Feb 2001
    Silicon carbide and graphite charged silicon carbide are used for mechanical seals under conditions where carbon is not suited e.g. high temperatures or in contact with heavy oils.