Article - 21 Sep 2005
A review of the materials and processing designs to improve the mechanical and corrosion properties of magnesium alloys is reported by grains refinement via repeated plastic working and magnesium...
Article - 11 May 2005
Bronze alloy PB102 is a Phosphor Bronze. Along with the very similar alloy C51800, PB102 is the most widely used of the wrought phosphor bronzes.The properties, applications and fabrication details...
Article - 18 Feb 2004
316L is the low carbon version of 316 stainless steel. Covered in thsi document are the physical and mechanical properties of 316L stainless steel. Other areas such as heat treatment, welding,...
Article - 16 Sep 2003
The use of alumina and zirconia in orthopaedic implants is outlined, in particular in total hip replacements. Advantages of using ceramics are also listed. The hip replacement procedure is described...
Article - 5 Feb 2003
The titanium alloy Ti0.3Mo0.8Ni is a corrosion resistant grade. Its typical composition, physical properties, mechanical properties and fabrication details are outlined.
Article - 13 Feb 2002
Titanium can be fabricated in much the same way as stainless steel and nickel-based alloys provided allowances are made for its properties. Some operations covered include welding, resistance welding,...
Article - 8 Jan 2002
Stainless steels can be fabricated using most conventional techniques, although some different processing parameters may be required compared to plain carbon steels. These are investigated for...
Article - 13 Dec 2001
Silica is one of the most abundant oxides in the earths crust. It exists in 3 crystalline forms as well as amorphous forms. It hasmany useful properties and is used in a range of applications such as...
Article - 23 Oct 2001
410 is the basic martensitic grade stainless steel. They are optimised for high hardness, although other properties can be compromised. Corrosion resistance is aided by hardening. Typical applicatiosn...
Article - 29 May 2001
These materials combine the strength, hardness and wear resistance of carbon with the corrosion resistance and self lubricating properties of graphite. They can be impregnated with various materials...