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Concise answers to frequently asked technical questions.
A light alloy component requires localised wear resistance. Is there a simple, automated process which does not involve high temperatures?Process
Adhesives - An introduction.Process
Are bolts and screw threads useful for ceramic joining?Process
Are Charpy tests to ASTM E23 and BS ISO EN 148-1 equivalent?Structural Integrity
Are duplex and superduplex stainless steels fit-for-purpose under conditions of cathodic protection?Materials
Are ferritic stainless steels susceptible to hot cracking?Materials
Are HVOF coatings an alternative to hard chrome plating?Materials
Are polymeric adhesives microwave transparent?Materials
Are quenched and tempered (Q&T) steels readily weldable?Materials
Are there any advantages to friction welding in a vacuum?Process
Are there any alternatives to rosin-based fluxes in cored wire solders?Health and Safety
Are there any aspects of joint design to be considered in the welding of cast iron?Process
Are there any codified procedures to evaluate the significance of weld flaws in metallic structures and components?Structural Integrity
Are there any differences between fracture toughness tests carried out to BS 7448 and those using ASTM E1820?Structural Integrity
Are there any fatigue design rules for bolted joints?Structural Integrity
Are there any general recommendations on the dimensions and use of annular projections in resistance welding?Process
Are there any health and safety implications of cutting and welding plastics?Health and Safety
Are there any methods of improving the fatigue strength of welded joints?Structural Integrity
Are there any NDT methods for electrofusion joints?NDT
Are there any particular points to observe when clinching materials of dissimilar type or thickness?Materials