Year: 2022

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Lithium Properties and Modern Manufacturing Applications  

According to Stanford University, rechargeable and disposal batteries generate most of the growth in demand for this silver-white metal. Thus, when most people hear about lithium, they think of the lithium and lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, computers, other devices, and electric vehicles.   At the same time, plenty of industries rely upon lithium. Besides batteries,…

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Popular Aluminum Alloys Used for Additive Manufacturing

Production manufacturers use the term additive manufacturing to refer to 3D printing on an industrial scale. Many high-value products rely on aluminum alloys. In addition, production-scale 3D printing keeps growing increasingly popular. Thus, effective aluminum alloys for additive manufacturing have received much attention from manufacturers, researchers, and various industries.   Manufacturers often turn to additive manufacturing…

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Differences Between Different Grades of ASTM-B23 Babbitt

Babbitt metals are tin-based or lead-based metals that were first invented in 1836. These metals are commonly used as bearing materials along axles and crankshafts. Babbitt metals offer a range of advantages such as corrosion resistance, friction resistance, low wear, and wetting properties. The alloys are designed to have the strength to handle high speeds…