Article - 8 Jun 2001
Hydroforming is a forming process that uses fluid pressure in place of punches and dies. It can form complex parts that would otherwise require several punched and welded pieces. It is a process of...
Article - 14 Aug 2014
TRIP steels have a microstructure consisting of at least five volume percent of retained austenite, which is embedded in a primary ferrite matrix.
Article - 18 Aug 2014
DP steels contain islands of hard martensitic second phase in a ferritic matrix. Steel strength improves when the volume fraction of hard second phases increases.
Article - 30 Sep 2002
Rolled aluminium products such as sheet, plate and foil make up 50% of all aluminium used. The areas where these materials are used, the process by which it is produced and developments in aluminium...
Article - 2 Aug 2002
Aluminium extrusions make up over half the consumption of aluminium products in Europe. The manufacturing process is explained, while alloy suitability and design aspects are also covered.
Article - 8 May 2001
Component materials for thermosetting composites are described. Reinforcement materials include glass, carbon, aramid and other fibres, while matrix include polyester, epoxy, vinyl ester and...
Article - 1 Apr 2013
Man-made honeycomb structures have been built with similar geometry to natural honeycomb composites to ensure minimal weight and material cost.
Article - 15 Dec 2012
Steel is a ferrous metal and is an alloy of iron and other elements. The most common element that is combined with iron is carbon. Other alloying elements that are used include manganese, chromium,...
Article - 15 Aug 2006
The never ending life cycle of aluminium is described, from mining of bauxite to alumina production and then onto aluminium smelting, to the manufacture of aluminium products both semi-finished and...
Article - 28 Oct 2013
In this interveiw, AZoM talks to Kim Choate, Mass Transportation Marketing Director of SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business to find out more.