Article - 8 Jan 2007
Wear resistance makes ceramics suited to artificial joints and electrical properties make them suitable for implantable electronics.
Article - 6 Aug 2002
Physical vapour deposition (PVD) is a coating process that involves evaporation and deposition of a material. It is used in a range of industries for applications such as improving hardness, wear...
Article - 23 Jan 2002
With a history much shorter than that of gold, its use and discovery in the 1700's is described. Development of the platinum market through the 1800's and into more modern times is also covered....
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Cobalt is a brittle, hard metal white in appearance resembling nickel but with a bluish tinge instead of the yellow of nickel. It imparts hardness to steels and alloys. Radioactive cobalt 60 has many...
Article - 2 Apr 2020
Surgical instrument manufacturers always need to to investigate ways to lower component cost and improve design functionality where they can.
Article - 11 Feb 2002
Platinum, with its unique physical and chemical properties, is used in a wide variety of industrial and environmental applications. It is also regarded as one of the finest, among all jewelry metals.
Article - 23 Oct 2001
420 is a higher carbon version of grade 410. When fully hardened it is the hardest of this family of stainless steels. Hardness is optimised at the expense of other properties. Typical applications...
Article - 23 May 2008
For many applications it is often necessary to join ceramic to metal to create the finished part.
Article - 12 Apr 2007
Feldco International provide sputtering targets made in a vast array of materials in various sizes. A list of applications and indutrsies served for sputtering targets is provided as well as some of...
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Suitable heat treatment can see this grade attain the highest hardness, strength and wear resistance of any stainless steel. This is due to the high carbon content. The composition is optimised for...