Induction Hardening of Steels

Although relatively complex and involving a series of processes, induction hardening offers an extremely energy efficient (up to 95% savings) heat treating operation.
The three most common forms of induction hardening are surface hardening, through hardening, and selective hardening. Surface hardening for example is a key hardening process in automotive components.

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Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP): Part Two

ECAP is one of the most commonly employed severe plastic deformation process to drive nano or ultrafine grained microstructure at low homologous temperatures.
One critical conclusion of various studies is that microstructure is highly dependent on the experimental conditions, and in particular the number of passes and on the rotation of the sample between individual passes.

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Biodegradation Properties of Magnesium Alloys

Specific to surgical implants, metallic materials have a range of uses however some serious challenges still exist such as the release of toxic metallic ions into bone or tissue through corrosion or wear processes.
Biodegradable materials offer a very real alternative as it means less harmful effect on the patient and potentially avoids repeated surgical procedures to remove the parts once healing is complete.

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