Article - 11 May 2005
C101 is the moderate copper with high ductility and impact strength used in engineering applications. C101 is the base material that common brasses and bronzes are produced from. The properties,...
Article - 12 Feb 2004
Researchers are developing nanotrees and nanoplants that will feed off garbage dumps and industrial waste to produce metals, polymers and composites. They will be completely artificial and bare little...
Article - 16 Oct 2002
Spectro have introduced the Spectromax, a benchtop metals analyser suited to routine testing in foundries. The simple to use system uses state-of-the-art technology to capture spectral information for...
Article - 15 Feb 2002
Life cycle costing is a method for justifying materials choices for applications. It takes into account cost, fabrication and installation, maintenance, replacement costs, production losses and...
Article - 14 Feb 2002
Corrosion resistance is one of titanium's most attractive features. Reasons and mechanisms for this are explained.
Article - 7 Feb 2002
Outlined are some simple and practical tests that can be used for the identification of grades and types of stainless steel. The tests are inexpensive and non-destructive but do have some limitations...
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Bismuth is one of few metals that increase in volume upon solidification. It is the most diamagnetic of metals and has the second lowest thermal conductivity. Uses are catalysts, fire protection,...
Article - 9 Jun 2001
Softening processes such as annealing and normalising, and hardening processes such as hardening, tempering, thermochemical processes, carburising, nitriding and boronising are all explained.
Article - 30 Apr 2001
Heat treatment operations can be used to alter the properties of steels to suit an application. However, these processes may induce deformations unless guidelines are followed.
Article - 24 Apr 2001
Properties of steels can be influenced by heat treatments such as annealing, normalising, quenching, tempering, carburising and nitriding. These and other processes are reviewed.