Article - 7 Nov 2002
Saffil is a high alumina (96%) ceramic fibre. It has excellent high temperature properties and good chemical resistance to most environments. Furnace linings/insulation is the most common application...
Article - 2 Oct 2002
Heat treatment engineers constantly complain that their customers look at heat treatment as an “add on”. Methods were uncontrolled, unreliable, and inaccurate, so engineers continued to over-design by...
Article - 19 Aug 2002
Several international standards demand identification marks on concrete reinforcing bars. Marks have to be rolled onto one side of the bar to denote specifications.
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 23 Aug 2001
Metal injection moulding (MIM) is a relatively new manufacturing process for the large-scale net shape forming of high integrity, multifunctional metal parts. Applications include automotive parts,...
Article - 16 Jul 2001
Definitions of material properties covered in AZoM Property Tables. Properties covered include mechanical, physical, thermal, electrical and environmental properties.
Article - 31 May 2001
Novel ceramic processing routes such as sol-gel production of aluminosilicates, core-shell zirconia, single crystal fibre processing and combustion synthesis are examined. The addition of fine powders...
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 - 12 Feb 2001
Reaction bonded silicon nitride is made by heating a compact of silicon powder under nitrogen gas. It has excellent thermo-mechanical properties and is often used in high thermal shock applications.
Article - 9 Feb 2001
Boron Carbide (B4C) is one of the hardest materials known to man. As such, many of its applications revolve around its wear resistance including such uses as abrasives and nozzles. It also has some...