I’m pretty sure you know stainless steel. It’s likely when you last ate with cutlery you handled stainless steel. So what makes this steel stainless? Chromium is key! First of all, we must understand what steel is. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. It is a metal that is cheap and has a…… Continue reading What makes Stainless Steel ‘Stainless’?
Gold: A Material History – why is gold so precious? It has been used as currency for thousands of years.
I noticed recently that I picked up a follow from Milos Djukic, a very interesting name may i add, and I took a look at his blog. It seems like this guy knows his stuff about hydrogen embrittlement mechanisms of metallic materials. I wanted to use this post to try and process this and explain, in a…… Continue reading Hydrogen Embrittlement from a Novice…
It seems like there is a lot of materials out there. Just look around where you are right now and I am sure there are many materials. Just looking around me there is wood in my desk, plastic in my bottle, metal in my watch, paper in my books etc. I’m sure you can conduct…… Continue reading Broadly, how can we categorise materials?