Article - 10 Dec 2005
High-performance ceramics offer a panoply of possibilities in motor vehicles, as innovative and high-performance materials with excellent properties, indispensable where conventional materials fail.
Article - 11 Dec 2003
The function of a hydraulic fluid is to provide a means of power transfer in a hydraulic circuit. The fluid must lubricate the pumps and motors without impairing the function of the other components...
Article - 12 Mar 2002
This report summarises the development of cathodic protection of steel in concrete. It reports on the technology development and uptake across the world as well as applications and benefits.
Article - 14 Feb 2002
Surface treatments are applied to titanium for a variety of reasons such as prevention of galling. Recommendations are also made for acid and brush cleaning of titanium components.
Article - 14 Dec 2001
The basic design principles and components of a photovoltaic system are discussed. Other factors such as applications, appropriateness, effects of weather, system size, direct and alternating current...
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 - 7 Nov 2001
Vinyl roofing offers a clean, quick and safe alternative to built up roof designs, while many existing roofing systems involve a flexible vinyl membrane.
Article - 31 Oct 2001
Vinyl wall coverings are used in both residential and commercial applications for aesthetic and practical reasons. Properties, design considerations, types, installation, maintenance, manufacturing...
Article - 26 Oct 2001
Vinyl has many uses in cars and is used for several reasons. Some include cost advantages, environmental reasons and recyclability. Some applications include body mouldings, under bonnet wiring,...
Article - 10 Sep 2001
UHMWPE has exceptional toughness and wear resistance, combined with an excellent chemical resistance. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical...