An Introduction to Inorganic Antimicrobial Coatings

You might not be able to see them, but germs are everywhere. Studies show that a typical desk surface contains over 10 million germs. Aside from cleaning surfaces, though, there are other ways to stop these microscopic invaders from spreading. … Read More

The Benefits of Non-Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous metals are used in countless manufacturing applications. You can find them in airplane fuselages as well automotive engines, fasteners, wiring kits, building roofs, pipes and more. Unlike ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals contain any meaningful amount of iron. They are … Read More

The Antimicrobial Properties of Silver

Silver doesn’t just offer a lustrous and shiny appearance; it has antimicrobial properties that protect it from bacteria, fungi and viruses. You can often find pull handles, hinges and other objects made of silver for this very reason. With a … Read More

An Introduction to Passivation in Metalworking

Metal parts and components are often processed to protect against corrosion. While there are different types of corrosion-inhibiting processes in metalworking, one of the most common is passivation. It’s used with a variety of different metals and alloys, including aluminum, … Read More

Thermoplastic vs Thermoset Materials: What’s the Difference?

Thermoplastic and thermoset are two common types of polymer-based materials used in the manufacturing industry. They are used to make everything from knobs and buttons to cable shielding, machine parts and more. Thermoplastic isn’t the same as thermoset, however. While … Read More

The Difference Between Austenitic and Ferritic Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is one of the world’s most commonly used materials. Consisting of iron, chromium and carbon, it’s found in everything from screws and bolts to automobiles, rockets, bridges, railroads and more. While all stainless steel contains these three elements, … Read More

What Is Basic Oxygen Steelmaking?

Steel is one of the world’s most important materials. Consisting of iron and carbon, it’s an alloy that’s used to make everything from screws and bolts to bridges, buildings, vehicles, engines and more. While there are different techniques used to … Read More