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High Performance Alloys | High Stakes

High Performance Alloys | High Stakes High Performance Alloys are continuing to have a growing impact on industry, but every HPA offers something different and choosing the right one for your sector can be the difference between success and failure. Alloy Wire International’s Technical Director Andrew Du Plessis explores the subtle difference between each sector […]

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What Are High Performance Alloys?

What Are High Performance Alloys? Guest Author: Alloy Wire International Alloy Wire International’s Andrew Du Plessis explores the everchanging world of the High Performance Alloy and why industry’s pursuit for more demanding applications means picking the right material will become even more complex for manufacturers. High Performance Alloys (HPAs), often referred to as Superalloys, are

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The Signs Your Springs are About to Fail

The Signs Your Springs are About to Fail As the Metallurgical Analyst for the Institute of Spring Technology, I analyse corrosion-related spring failures on a daily basis. This article aims to help you understand the signs of corrosion, why it occurs, and prevention methods. Corrosion is the deterioration of a metal surface because of an

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New Standard Published, ISO 6931-1: “Stainless Steels for Springs. Wire”

As some of you might be aware, in September a new standard was published, ISO 6931-1: “Stainless Steels for Springs. Wire” replacing the existing standard, EN 10270-3: “Stainless spring steel wire”. As this is a widely used standard within the industry, I thought I would use this post to look at the differences in these

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Case Study: Safety Critical Spring Failure in the Aerospace Sector

Case Study: Safety Critical Spring Failure in the Aerospace Sector In the aerospace sector, like a lot of other industries, springs are everywhere. They’re in the seats and luggage bins of commercial planes, the control panels of jet fighters and in the antenna of satellites. Although there are hundreds of different spring shapes and designs

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Residual Stresses due to Shot Peening in Springs

Residual Stresses due to Shot Peening in Springs Introduction Residual stresses are a little counter-intuitive to the idea that a stress is defined as a load acting over an area. Residual stresses are stresses that remain after a force has been removed. They are contained within the component without any external force acting on it.

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