Brazilian researchers developed and characterized active nano-composites with embedded shape memory alloy wires.
Smart polymers for engineering applications
Researchers pave the way for the comprehensive use of shape memory polymers.
Casting Aluminum Composite Ingots
Chinese scientists produced composite ingots made from different aluminum alloys with the potential for a great deal of commercial use.
New EBSD technique reveals correlation between diamond orientation and wear behavior
German researchers from the TH Dortmund prove the possibilities of the orientation determination of monocrystalline diamond grains by the EBSD method.
Harmless Replacement of Lead in Plumbing
To meet environmental demands and new regulations and standards, Egypt researchers developed a lead-free silicon brass alloy with good machinability and castability.
Joining Light Metals with Self-tapping Screws Saves Efforts and Time
Researchers examined the influence of surface modification on self-tapping aluminium screws to obtain optimal screwing and thread-forming behavior for joining light metals.
The Best Die Casting Process Parameters for Magnesium Alloy Components
Investigations from Polish researchers gain more insight into hot-chamber die casting of magnesium and obtain the pivotal process parameter.
Prevent Forged Gear Wheels from Distortion
In a recently released paper, Dr. Rüdiger Rentsch investigated forging process parameters to reduce the distortion of gear wheels.
Withstanding Wind, Waves and Operation Loads: Making Wind Turbines Work
Offshore wind turbines are exposed to high dynamic loads in a high corrosive environment. A new overview describes the occurring loads and the fatigue resistances of typical offshore support structures.
Distortion Control via Asymmetric Quenching
A controlled two phase spray cooling method makes quenching without distortion possible.