Article - 7 Nov 2009
Gold is used in thermocouples both for high- and low-temperature measurements. Gold-alloy wires have also been utilized for potentiometers.
Article - 29 Nov 2001
Although ceramics have many beneficial properties, all-ceramic machines are rare, hence, the joining of ceramics to other materials is a vital technology. Methods vary from simple to mechanical means...
Article - 17 May 2005
Copper alloys are some of the most versatile materials. The combination of properties like strength, conductivity, corrosion resistance, machinability and ductility make copper suitable for many...
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 Nov 2001
Materials with grain sizes in the order of a billionth of a meter are called nanomaterials, or nanocrystalline materials, which can be used for a range of structural and non-structural applications.
Article - 23 Jul 2001
Platinum (Pt) was discovered by Ulloa in 1735 and Wood in 1741. Platinum occurs as such naturally, together with negligible amounts of palladium, iridium, rhodium, osmium, and ruthenium.
Article - 6 Feb 2001
Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) or alumina is one of the most versatile of refractory ceramic oxides and finds use in a wide range of applications.
Article - 25 Sep 2001
Silicones are polymers with a Si-O-Si backbone. There are different types depending on functional groups in the structure and curing mechanisms. Key properties include thermal stability, chemical...
Article - 24 Jan 2018
Dr Don Cohen of Michigan Metrology/Bruker talks about how his experience in the world of friction and wear has seen him strive to make better and longer-lasting products in the automobile and medical...
News - 29 Jan 2021
Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are incredibly strong materials used in jet engines, gas turbines, and cutting tools for nickel superalloys. Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) is hard and chemically inert, and...