Sand Blasting

Advanced Ceramics and Wear Prevention

Industrial processes are dictated by different, often conflicting, needs. Maximising throughput demands minimal downtime. But eliminating downtime is impossible when tools require maintenance to function at optimal levels. However, optimal functionality underlies desired yields and, of course, throughput. There is a cyclical nature to the demands of high-performance industrial components, but there is also a very clear throughline: maximising durability is critical to true quality assurance and profitability. Hence wear prevention is a critical factor impacting a wide range of end-to-end performance parameters.

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Understanding Wear and Recognising Different Wear Modes

Most of us are familiar with the concepts of wear and tear, but the mechanisms of action underlying these phenomena can be surprisingly complex. Wear is defined as the loss of material from a solid’s surface due to mechanical action exerted by some other solid. It is such a universal process that only organic materials are immune since they can self-replicate and essentially restore surface fatigue. Therefore, every branch of materials science must contend with one or more different wear mechanisms.Continue reading

Materials Used in Advanced Ceramics Applications

Advanced ceramic applications are far-reaching, constantly evolving, and continue to drive innovation in engineering and technology. Different types of advanced ceramics each have specific characteristics, offering a high-performance, economical alternative to traditional materials such as metals, glass, and plastics.

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Aluminium casting

Transferring Molten Aluminium Safely with Crucibles & Ladles

Effective manufacturing of finished aluminium products or aluminium castings relies on efficient transferring of large amounts of liquid and solid metal. However, within even the biggest foundries and cast houses there are often instances where operators need to focus on smaller quantities of molten metal and the means of transferring it efficiently and safely.

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7 Aluminium Applications & the Foundry Products Enabling Them

Aluminium is an extremely versatile metal with a wealth of applications in a variety of domains, made possible thanks to a range of specialist and technical foundry products that enable them. It is one of the most broadly used metals, second only to iron. This is largely due to its low melting point, malleability at room temperature, and its low density. Aluminium is corrosion resistant and is a good conductor of both electricity and heat.

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