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Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber. Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber. Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber. Photograph of metal ball bearings on carbon fiber.


The use of carbon fiber-reinforced composites is growing thanks to their high strength and light weight. This material poses new challenges...

Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking Chloride, Caustic and Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking


An overview of chloride, caustic and polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking is presented in…

Offshore oil rig Offshore oil rig Offshore oil rig Offshore oil rig


Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs. Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs. Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs. Engineer standing in front of giant metal gears and cogs.


Among other benefits, case hardened steels provide a hard, outer surface with a soft ductile core, with the capacity for toughness and the...

Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe Steel corrosion on a rusty pipe


Steel is popular, durable and versatile. Here are 7 things to understand about the corrosion resistance of steel.

Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background. Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background. Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background. Welding with stick electrode with sparks flying - on a red and blue background.


Stick welding, also known as shielded metal arc welding, manual metal arc welding or flux shielded arc welding, is an electric arc welding...

Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion Understanding the Relationship Between Stress and Corrosion


Stresses (residual stress or applied stress) acting on a material can play a major role in a unique type of corrosion known as stress...

Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive Why Monel 400 is So Damn Expensive


Monel 400 remains expensive mainly due to its high nickel content and critical applications in aerospace, petroleum extraction, marine and...

Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know Aluminum Corrosion: 5 Incredible Facts You Must Know


Strong, reliable, ductile, lightweight and naturally corrosion resistant – aluminum is an ideal construction material. However, it...

A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels A Look at High Nitrogen Stainless Steels


High nitrogen stainless steels are an increasingly suitable substitute for nickel. Nitrogen can improve corrosion resistance and the...

Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101 Metallizing 101


Metallizing is a general term used to describe the process of applying a metallic coating on the surface of an object. It involves several...

Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina


A basic overview of the patina layer that forms during the atmospheric corrosion of copper and its alloys. How the patina forms and how to...

Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility Effect of Corrosion on a Material's Tensile Strength and Ductility


Discover the mechanical properties of metals used for construction materials and how corrosion influences the metal’s internal structure.

Stress Concentration: Top 4 Tips to Reduce Stress Concentration in Machine Parts Stress Concentration: Top 4 Tips to Reduce Stress Concentration in Machine Parts Stress Concentration: Top 4 Tips to Reduce Stress Concentration in Machine Parts Stress Concentration: Top 4 Tips to Reduce Stress Concentration in Machine Parts


Stress concentration reduction in machine parts usually involves providing a smooth path for stress to flow through the component. This can...

12 Things You Need to Know About Austenitic Stainless Steel 12 Things You Need to Know About Austenitic Stainless Steel 12 Things You Need to Know About Austenitic Stainless Steel 12 Things You Need to Know About Austenitic Stainless Steel


Austenitic stainless steels are the most popular grade among the stainless family of alloy steels and are known for their high corrosion...

Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity Everything You Wanted to Know About Rhodium: A Platinum Metal Rarity


Rhodium is a precious rare metal, distinguished for its excellent corrosion resistance, high temperature stability, durability and...

11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now 11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now 11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now 11 Uses for Cupronickel and Why You Should Be Using It Now


Although cupronickel alloys were initially developed for corrosion-resistant piping and other marine applications, their use is now...

Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder? Beryllium Copper Alloys vs Steel: Which Metal Works Harder?


The addition of 2% beryllium to copper makes the alloy almost 600% stronger than copper. BeCu alloys outperform steel where a combination...

10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion 10 Things to Know About Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Corrosion


Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials possess the advantage of a very high specific strength coupled with very low weight....