Nickel Recycling

    Recycling nickel is an important factor in nickel life-cycle and an important contributor to global sustainability. Products containing nickel, such as stainless steel, are durable and are in use for a long time. The demand for nickel is growing. Nickel is part of the solution, as a complement to primary production. Download the…

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Improving Manufacturing Productivity Hinges On Keeping Those Computers Fully Operational

Manufacturers worldwide are bemoaning that computer-controlled systems, used as part of day-to-day production processes, are unreliable and create more problems than they solve. From a manufacturing perspective, there’s nothing more frustrating than computer downtime cutting into valuable production time and setting a project back by hours, days and sometimes weeks. However, time and again, manufacturing…

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What is the difference between hardness and toughness of a metal?

The ASM Metals Handbook defines hardness as “Resistance of metal to plastic deformation, usually by indentation” (asmmaterials.info).  Therefore, when a compressive force is administered to a solid matter, we can measure how resistant it is to permanently changing shape. Why is this important? A fracture mechanics engineer may consider hard material as brittle and unreliable…

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