Metal Matrix Composites

August 26, 2016

While metal matrix composites (MMCs) can provide a higher strength material with the possibility other more favorable physical properties, their manufacture can be more complicated and labor intensive. Therefore, an engineer must determine whether the advantages of using MMCs justify the excessive manufacturing costs.

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Ceramic Matrix Composites

August 26, 2016

Ceramic matrix composite materials (CMCs) are formed from ceramic fibers embedded in a ceramic matrix and have the potential to overcome many of the problems associated with conventional technical ceramics, such as their tendency to fracture easily because of cracks initiated by small defects.

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What is stainless steel?

August 23, 2016

Stainless steel will not easily corrode, rust, or stain like carbon steel but is not completely resistant to stains and is vulnerable in certain environments.

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Cathodic Protection

August 08, 2016

Cathodic protection is a corrosion control technique that makes a metal surface the cathode of an electrochemical cell. This cathode is then connected to a sacrificial anode, which corrodes instead.

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