Category: Engineering Materials

Alternative websites to matweb

MatWeb – Top 6 Alternative Websites

Material scientists and engineers rely on good quality and reliable information provided via the internet. Gone are the days of huge compendiums of material data

Stainless steel 304 properties

304 Stainless Steel Properties

In this article, we’re going to look at 304 stainless steel properties and what makes it such a popular choice across a range of applications.

ferrous metals rust

A Quick Guide to Ferrous Metals

Have you noticed how some materials rust over time, due to prolonged exposure to the environment? Those materials invariably contain iron and are called ferrous

transparent wood

Amazing materials: Transparent Wood

Transparent wood is a type of a composite material that has the potential to revolutionise the fields of construction and the manufacturing of various products. It

Recycling Carbon Fibre - the Lamborghini Huracan

Recycling Carbon Fibre

Since the turn of the century, carbon fibre and composites have been the making of the aerospace and aeronautics industry: their mechanical properties and lightweight,

What are Wacker silicones?

Wacker Group is the leading light in the world of silicones with a history going back to 1903. Engineers across the globe will forever be

3D Woven Interlock Composites

There was a time when the idea of using textile material for primary load parts was scary. Thankfully we now live in the post-era of

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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