Metallurgy
Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called al...
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Traditional axe craftsmanship
This is a short film made by Peter Vogt in 1965 about axe making in Oakland, Maine. It documents the process of creating fine axes in the Emerson Stevens shop -- the last axe factory to operate in Oak...
Sashimi Knife - Sakai City
Japanese blades are world-renowned for their craftsmanship. This forge in the heart of the knife-making city Sakai explains why. Thanks to Mizuno Knives, Sak...
15 Satisfyingly Beautiful Welds That Are Basically Works Of Art
Welding is an art…. I mean seriously, scroll through these pictures below and you’ll instantly get want I’m talking about. Even if you don’t like welding or have absolutely no interest in it…. it’s ha...
A Barrier Against Brain Stem Cell Aging
Neural stem cells generate new neurons throughout life in the mammalian brain. However, with advancing age the potential for regeneration in the brain dramatically declines. Scientists of the Universi...
Mysterious Viking Sword Made With Technology From The Future?
The Viking sword Ulfberht was made of metal so pure it baffled archaeologists. It was thought the technology to forge such metal was not invented for another 800 or more years, during the Industrial R...
How we discovered 'impossible' material that both conducts electricity – and doesn't
We may have to rewrite physics textbooks after a material that can act both like a conductor and an insulator simultaneously has been discovered.
Bronze Age Teenager Was Well-Traveled, Held High Status, Her Preserved Remains Show
The remains of a Bronze Age teenager discovered in Denmark reveal she came from far away, and artifacts found buried with her suggest someone of high status, researchers say. A new analysis of the wel...
A Metal Composite That Will (Literally) Float Your Boat
Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. This first lightwe...
Secret chamber hidden beneath ancient temple in Lebanon surprises archaeologists
Nothing ignites archaeological and historical curiosity more than an unexpected and mysterious discovery. A secret room newly uncovered by researchers at a Bronze Age temple in Sidon, Lebanon, is such
Cannonball found in chimney of Georgetown home
A piece of military history pretty much fell into the hands of a Georgetown family. Even though it was an interesting find, it had emergency responders rushing to their home Wednesday afternoon. Ge...
Nanotech Used 2000 Years Ago to Make History's Sharpest Swords
Damascus swords — sharp enough to slice a falling piece of silk in half, strong enough to split stones without dulling — owe their legendary qualities to carbon nanotubes, says chemist and Nobel laure...
Corrosion - The Current Scoop on Galvanic Corrosion
Connecting dissimilar metals in an electrolyte creates a direct current (DC) “battery” and the scientific explanation as to why galvanic corrosion occurs has to do with things like migrating electrons...
Corrosion - MCF - Marine Corrosion Explained
An enlightened approach to materials selection, protection and corrosion control is needed to reduce the increasing cost to industry of marine corrosion. Thse notes have been compiled to help marine ...
Corrosion - Corrosion
This article outlines some of the causes and cures of metal destruction in the marine environment. New South Wales-based naval architect and wooden boat builder Christopher Murman delves into the topi...
Metal
A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, "mine, quarry, metal") is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Me...
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Alloy
An alloy is a material composed of two or more metals or a metal and a nonmetal. An alloy may be a solid solution of the elements (a single phase), a mixture of metallic phases (two or more solutions)...
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Intermetallics
Intermetallic or intermetallic compounds are solid-state phases involving metals with a more ordered structure than an alloy, and often a well-defined, fixed stoichiometry.Many intermetallic compounds...
Metalworking
Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. The term covers a wide range of work from large ships and bridges to precise engi...
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Heat treating
Heat treating is a group of industrial and metalworking processes used to alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of a material. The most common application is metallurgical. Heat treat...
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Plating
Plating is a surface covering in which a metal is deposited on a conductive surface. Plating has been done for hundreds of years; it is also critical for modern technology. Plating is used to decorate...
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Thermal spraying
Thermal spraying techniques are coating processes in which melted (or heated) materials are sprayed onto a surface. The "feedstock" (coating precursor) is heated by electrical (plasma or arc) or chem...
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Corrosion
Corrosion is the gradual destruction of materials (usually metals) by chemical reaction with their environment. In the most common use of the word, this means electrochemical oxidation of metals in re...
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