Article - 1 Aug 2003
The chemical, electrical, mechanical, physical and thermal properties of alumina are supplied. Properties are also supplied for alumina fibre. Applications of alumina are also outlined.
Article - 30 Apr 2003
The mechanical, physical and thermal properties of zirconia stabilised with yttria non-woven fabrics or felts are provided. Typical applications are also listed.
Article - 16 Apr 2003
Ruby is an alumina-based material containing small amounts of Cr2O3 and Si2O3 giving it a redish colour. Chemical, electrical, mechanical, physical and thermal properties are listed.
Article - 7 Nov 2002
Single crystal sapphire (alumina 99.9%) is a hard, refractory material suitable for use at high temperatures and pressures. It has excellent transparency and superior properties to glass. Other...
Article - 11 Jan 2002
Two main types of titanium dioxide are used industrially, rutile and anatase. Due to poor mechaincal properties they are generally used for optical properties as pigments for paints, plastics, ceramic...
Article - 7 Jan 2002
Friction stir welding is a recent modification on friction welding. It is suited to aluminium, magnesium and other metals and can join dissimilar materials. Advantages over fusion welding are, no...
Article - 6 Mar 2001
Excellent wear resistance, thermal shock resistance and high temperature properties make reaction bonded silicon carbide a logical choice for kiln and furnace furniture, wear and thrust bearings,...
Article - 28 Feb 2001
The advantages, disadvantages, practicalities and design considerations of powder metallurgy processing are considered.
Article - 15 Feb 2019
This article discusses additive manufacturing and polymer powders aging characterization.
Article - 16 Mar 2018
The water hammer effect is an impact load that is commonly misunderstood but has a huge impact on pressure transducers. Water hammers or pulse loads are created when water flows are stopped or started...