Article - 17 May 2005
Aluminium is the world¡¯s most abundant metal. The versatility of aluminium makes it the most widely used metal after steel. The specifications, properties, classifications and class details are...
Article - 14 Jan 2005
The ZHU250 universal hardness tester is geared for standards-compliant hardness testing according to Vickers, Brinell, and Rockwell, plus ball-pressure hardness testing. It utilizes the current...
Article - 18 Aug 2004
During manufacture and assembly of products, there is a wide range of testing and inspection carried out to ensure the materials and items satisfy their specifications.
Article - 31 Oct 2003
The hardness of steels can be increased using various processes such as surface, flame and induction hardening as well as nitriding. Factors that affect the depth of hardness achievable in steels and...
Article - 21 Jul 2003
The performance of steel in service of carburised steels is dictated by the microstructure and in turn the carbon and hardness profile of the carburised case at the surface of the steel. Altering the...
Article - 15 Aug 2002
In this article, we make a comparison between thermal spraying and hard chrome plating as industry solutions.
Article - 12 Apr 2002
Vickers is one of the most popular hardness testing techniques. It is a form of microhardness that uses a square pyramid diamond indenter and is suitable for a wide range of materials. Unlike other...
Article - 13 Feb 2002
Titanium can be fabricated in much the same way as stainless steel and nickel-based alloys provided allowances are made for its properties. Some operations covered include welding, resistance welding,...