Metals http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8236/more en What’s the Difference Between Hot and Cold Rolled Steel? http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-hot-and-cold-rolled-steel <div class="field-byline"> Brad Done, Reliance Foundry Co Ltd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are many types of steel out there, with various shapes, grades, specifications, finishes, and other processing considerations. One key distinction among prefabricated steel products is the difference between hot rolled versus cold rolled steel.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-hot-and-cold-rolled-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-hot-and-cold-rolled-steel#comments Engineering Essentials Metals Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:53:00 +0000 63051 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Investment Casting and Sand Casting? http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-investment-casting-and-sand-casting <div class="field-byline"> Brad Done, Reliance Foundry Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though they have been refined through the ages, significant differences exist between the two methods used to make metal parts.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-investment-casting-and-sand-casting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-investment-casting-and-sand-casting#comments What's the Difference Between... Engineering Essentials Metals Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:42:00 +0000 60391 at http://machinedesign.com Microalloying Strengthens Steel http://machinedesign.com/materials/microalloying-strengthens-steel <div class="field-deck"> Adding small amount of alloying elements can dramatically boost the strength and hardness of carbon steels. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adding small amount of alloying elements can dramatically boost the strength and hardness of carbon steels.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/microalloying-strengthens-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/microalloying-strengthens-steel#comments Engineering Essentials Materials Metals Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:20:00 +0000 60261 at http://machinedesign.com No Other Forming Process Offers More Material Choices for Structural Components than Powder Metallurgy http://machinedesign.com/materials/no-other-forming-process-offers-more-material-choices-structural-components-powder-metallu <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MPIF </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In many, but not all cases, the PM process transforms metal powder into components used for structural applications, for example...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/no-other-forming-process-offers-more-material-choices-structural-components-powder-metallu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/no-other-forming-process-offers-more-material-choices-structural-components-powder-metallu#comments White Papers Materials Metals Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:02:00 +0000 59391 at http://machinedesign.com Heat Treating Powder Metallurgy Materials http://machinedesign.com/materials/heat-treating-powder-metallurgy-materials <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MPIF </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heat treating is a necessary process to control the properties of the final powder metallurgy part, such as...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/heat-treating-powder-metallurgy-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/heat-treating-powder-metallurgy-materials#comments White Papers Materials Metals Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:57:00 +0000 59381 at http://machinedesign.com Powder Metallurgy Materials Can Attain Fatigue Integrity Superior to Cast/Wrought Counterpart Materials http://machinedesign.com/materials/powder-metallurgy-materials-can-attain-fatigue-integrity-superior-castwrought-counterpart- <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MPIF </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Material fatigue annually contributes to an estimated $600 billion in losses. Today, there are three...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/powder-metallurgy-materials-can-attain-fatigue-integrity-superior-castwrought-counterpart-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/powder-metallurgy-materials-can-attain-fatigue-integrity-superior-castwrought-counterpart-#comments White Papers Materials Metals Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:43:00 +0000 59371 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Aluminum and Copper in Electrical Applications? http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-aluminum-and-copper-electrical-applications <div class="field-deck"> Are myths and misinformation leading designers to use the wrong material? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Are myths and misinformation leading designers to use the wrong material?</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-aluminum-and-copper-electrical-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-aluminum-and-copper-electrical-applications#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Materials Metals Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:40:00 +0000 59431 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Cast and Wrought Iron? http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-cast-and-wrought-iron <div class="field-byline"> Brad Done </div> <div class="node-body article-body">People might think the term “cast iron” refers to all early iron work, or that early iron work was always “wrought,” or that both may be true. They would be wrong.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-cast-and-wrought-iron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/what-s-difference-between-cast-and-wrought-iron#comments What's the Difference Between... Metals Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:52:00 +0000 59161 at http://machinedesign.com Simple Handheld Laser Demonstrates Complete Rust Removal http://machinedesign.com/metals/simple-handheld-laser-demonstrates-complete-rust-removal <div class="node-body article-body">A video of a handheld laser rust remover has gone viral in the welding and machining world. It demonstrates how the device, developed by Germany-based CleanLaser, totally removes rust. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/simple-handheld-laser-demonstrates-complete-rust-removal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/simple-handheld-laser-demonstrates-complete-rust-removal#comments Metals News Markets Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:27:00 +0000 58731 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing "failed" metal bellows? Consider these reverse engineering guidelines. http://machinedesign.com/metals/replacing-failed-metal-bellows-consider-these-reverse-engineering-guidelines <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Servometer's time saving reverse engineering guidelines have made finding replacement metal bellows components</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/replacing-failed-metal-bellows-consider-these-reverse-engineering-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/replacing-failed-metal-bellows-consider-these-reverse-engineering-guidelines#comments White Papers Metals Fri, 18 Mar 2016 04:00:00 +0000 35511 at http://machinedesign.com