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Category: Engineering Materials

Self Healing Composites

The main issue with a parts’ life cycle is failure by fatigue which ultimately comes through crack propagation. Step forward fracture mechanics which is a

material selection

Material Selection Made Simple

One of the most common problems a design engineer faces when designing a product is how to select an appropriate material. Selecting a single material

Amazing Materials: Gold

“Eureka! Gold is found!” …though the expression “Eureka” is often attributed to Archimedes, it was likely not he who coined the phrase. The ancient legend says

Materials Spotlight – Graphene

With the 21st century came a new goal: creating lighter materials with more advanced properties. The evolution started with new alloys, continued with polymers, and now

Corrosion Protection of Springs

Where a spring operates in a corrosive environment some form of surface protection is required. Depending on the application, this can take a number of

Materials for Flat Strip Springs

As with wire, there is a wide range of strip materials available to the spring manufacturer. As many parts produced in strip are not primarily

Spring Wire Materials

Spring materials are chosen for their strength and are amongst the strongest materials used in industry. Springs are designed to work to far greater working

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