Measure Mechanical Properties of Lacquer

In the automotive industry paint coatings are used as protection from corrosion and external damage. These lacquers are exposed to environmental influences such as extreme temperature fluctuations or moisture and…

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Determine Lead Content In Solder Alloys

For most electronics applications it is prohibited to use solders that contain lead (RoHS and WEEE directives). However, the so-called tin whiskers that sometimes grow from the surface of unleaded…

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Measure Strength Of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic or Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) is known for its high strength to weight ratio, excellent high-temperature characteristics and resistance fatigue. CFRP has gained substantial interest…

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Element of the Month – Nickel [Ni]

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Element of the Month Each month we will explore elements of interest from the periodic table, with a brief history of discovery and development, and a review of uses and…

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