How to Repair a Windshield Chip or Crack
DIY Windshield Repair. This is a how to fix your chipped windshield. If you do not do this as soon as possible the chip can turn into a crack overnight! It i...
Apple Patent Reveals Plans For Liquidmetal
Back in 2012 we had heard the rumors that Apple was planning on making an iPhone out of the liquidmetal alloy, which was backed up by the inventor of liquidmetal who claims that such a feat could happ...
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...
Corrosion - Corrosion, Zincs & Bonding
Corrosion is a process of metal deterioration. There are two kinds of corrosion of significance to the use of metals on boats: Mechanical corrosion is...l
Corrosion - Marine stainless steel corrosion
The term “stainless steel” covers over 500 different steel alloys of which only 2 are recommended for marine use. These are 304 stainless and 316 stainless
Corrosion - Beneteau Iron Keel Restoration
The best way to treat an iron keel that is rusting is to sandblast the entire surface and apply an epoxy based coating system. But that's not always feasible or desirable.
Sacrificial anode
A galvanic anode is the main component of a galvanic cathodic protection (CP) system used to protect buried or submerged metal structures from corrosion.They are made from a metal alloy with a more "a...
Sacrificial anode - Wikipedia
Silicon dioxide
Silicon dioxide, also known as silica (from the Latin silex), is a chemical compound that is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula SiO2. It has been known since ancient times. Silica is most c...
Silicon dioxide - Wikipedia
Crevice corrosion
Crevice corrosion refers to corrosion occurring in confined spaces to which the access of the working fluid from the environment is limited. These spaces are generally called crevices. Examples of cr...
Crevice corrosion - Wikipedia
Optical lens design
Optical lens design is the process of designing a lens to meet a set of performance requirements and constraints, including cost and manufacturing limitations. Parameters include surface profile types...
Apple Patent Reveals Plans For Liquidmetal
Back in 2012 we had heard the rumors that Apple was planning on making an iPhone out of the liquidmetal alloy, which was backed up by the inventor of liquidmetal who claims that such a feat could happ...
Metal dusting
Metal dusting is "a catastrophic form of corrosion that occurs when susceptible materials are exposed to environments with high carbon activities." The corrosion manifests itself as a break-up of bulk...
Lanthanum oxide
Lanthanum oxide is La2O3, an inorganic compound containing the rare earth element lanthanum and oxygen. It is used to develop ferroelectric materials, as a component of optical materials, and is a fee...
Lanthanum oxide - Wikipedia
Borosilicate glass
Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with silica and boron trioxide as the main glass-forming constituents. Borosilicate glasses are known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion (~3...
Photochromic lens
Photochromic lenses are lenses that darken on exposure to specific types of light, most commonly ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Once the light source is removed (for example by walking indoors), the lens...
Photochromic lens - Wikipedia
Bioactive glass
Bioactive glasses are a group of surface reactive glass-ceramic biomaterials and include the original bioactive glass, Bioglass. The biocompatibility of these glasses has led them to be investigated e...
Fougerite
Fougèrite is a relatively recently described naturally-occurring green rust mineral. It is the archetype of the fougèrite group in the larger hydrotalcite supergroup of naturally-occurring layered dou...
Cold water pitting of copper tube
Cold water pitting of copper tube occurs in only a minority of installations. Copper water tubes are usually guaranteed by the manufacturer against manufacturing defects for a period of 50 years. The...
Chloride
The chloride ion /ˈklɔraɪd/ is the anion (negatively charged ion) Cl. It is formed when the element chlorine (a halogen) gains an electron or when a compound such as hydrogen chloride is dissolved in ...
Frank Newman Speller Award
This award is administered by NACE International and is given for significant contributions to corrosion engineering.
Frank Newman Speller Award recipients:
Tin-glazing
Tin-glazing is the process of giving ceramic items a tin-based glaze which is white, glossy and opaque, normally applied to red or buff earthenware. The opacity and whiteness of tin glaze make it valu...
Tin-glazing - Wikipedia
Smooth clean surface
Smooth clean surface (SCS) is a process applied to hot rolled sheet metal and coils to remove nearly all mill scale and clean the steel surface.The SCS process feeds hot rolled sheet steel, either as ...
Smooth clean surface - Wikipedia
Dunstable Swan Jewel
The Dunstable Swan Jewel is a gold and enamel brooch in the form of a swan made in England or France in about 1400 and now in the British Museum, where it is on display in Room 40. It was excavated i...
Dunstable Swan Jewel - Wikipedia
Radiant barrier
Radiant barriers (also known as reflective insulation) are a type of thermal (heat) insulations that inhibits heat transfer by thermal radiation. Thermal energy may also be transferred via conduction ...
Pitting corrosion
Pitting corrosion, or pitting, is a form of extremely localized corrosion that leads to the creation of small holes in the metal. The driving power for pitting corrosion is the ...
Pitting corrosion - Wikipedia