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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...

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...

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...

An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices An Overview of Welded Joint Corrosion: Causes and Prevention Practices


Corrosion in welded joints is caused by a combination of manufacturing and metallurgical factors, including deficient weldment design, poor...

Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance Nitriding for Corrosion and Wear Fatigue Resistance


Nitriding, the process of introducing nitrogen into a metal surface, is an excellent method of controlling corrosion, as well as wear and...

Understanding Carburization: The Positive and Negative Impacts on Metals Understanding Carburization: The Positive and Negative Impacts on Metals Understanding Carburization: The Positive and Negative Impacts on Metals Understanding Carburization: The Positive and Negative Impacts on Metals


Carburization and other case hardening methods are used to manufacture durable, low-cost low carbon steels and low alloy steels with...

Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It Why Concrete Delamination Occurs - and What to Do About It


Delamination in concrete slabs can be a serious problem. This article examines how to prevent them—and how to find and fix them when they...

The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions The Dangers of Typical Corrosion Prevention Solutions


Typical coating solutions come with risks including VOCs, HAPs and flammability, but there are new and unique solutions hitting the market...

How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals How Hot Shortness and Welding Affect Corrosion in Metals


Hot shortness is a welding defect that can cause cracking of the metal surface as it cools. These cracks can serve as breeding grounds for...

Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs Installation Methodology for Compliant Composite Repairs


The proper installation of composite repairs to corroded piping or equipment requires special training and application methods.

Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right Blast Pressure: How to Get It Right


Finding the optimum blast pressure is a balancing act that entails taking into consideration the requirements of the job and the...

quenching metal steel quenching metal steel quenching metal steel quenching metal steel


The quenching of metals is used in the manufacture of various types of steel. The metallurgical processes involved in quenching can enhance...

An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement An Introduction to Hydrogen Embrittlement


Hydrogen embrittlement is the result of the absorption of hydrogen by susceptible metals, resulting in the loss of ductility and reduction...

Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion Using Pickling and Passivation Chemical Treatments to Prevent Corrosion


Pickling and passivation are chemical treatments applied to the surface of stainless steel to remove contaminants and assist the formation...

Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 2)


A decade of independent surface preparation studies show no correlation between higher surface profiles and protective coating adhesion;...

Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1) Myth or Fact: Higher Surface Profile Increases Coating Adhesion (Part 1)


As the corrosion control industry adopts new coating technologies, the debate continues regarding best practices in steel surface...

Causes and Prevention of Corrosion on Welded Joints Causes and Prevention of Corrosion on Welded Joints Causes and Prevention of Corrosion on Welded Joints Causes and Prevention of Corrosion on Welded Joints


A welded joint can have a low resistance to corrosion. Find out what factors cause this and how you can prevent corrosion on welded joints.

Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information Replica Tape: A Source of New Surface Profile Information


After blast cleaning, a surface consists of random irregularities with peaks and valleys. If the roughness is insufficient, paint will not...

Novel In-situ Repair of Leaking Oil Tanks Solves Maintenance Dilemma Novel In-situ Repair of Leaking Oil Tanks Solves Maintenance Dilemma Novel In-situ Repair of Leaking Oil Tanks Solves Maintenance Dilemma Novel In-situ Repair of Leaking Oil Tanks Solves Maintenance Dilemma


A leaking oil storage tank at a UK-based oil supplier was effectively repaired using a new surface-tolerant epoxy system that allows...