Electro-Slag Welding (ESW) of Steels

Electro-slag welding is a primary method for cast weld assemblies of heavy sections since one of the key characteristics is its suitably high deposition rate.
Some key advantages include a single pass process, weld symmetry, high welding speed, simple joint preparation and low flux composition. Continue reading

Thermal Expansion of Stainless Steels: Part One

The coefficient of thermal expansion effectively measures the rate of the material expansion as a function of temperature.
This is a critical measure of the material where the application infers heating and remaining at a fixed dimension for any period of time. Continue reading

Titanium-Nickel Shape Memory Alloys

Shape memory alloys are categorized by two very unique properties; pseudo-elasticity (PE), and the shape memory effect (SME).
Since SMA’s are hugely versatile and functional materials they have a range of important applications to fulfill including bone transplant replacements, sensors, antennas for mobile phones and much more. Continue reading