Determine Lead Content In Solder Alloys

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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

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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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Gold Analysis in the Precious Metal Trading Industry

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Highly unstable prices and the high value of gold pose a significant and continuous financial threat to the precious metal trading industry. Even the slightest deviation in the estimated karat…

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How to Choose a Correct Coating Thickness Gauge

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The importance of measuring coating thickness is discussed extensively in the “How to Measure Coating Thickness” article. When it comes to selecting a handheld portable coating thickness gauge, an incorrect…

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The Ultimate Guide to Measuring Coating Thickness

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What Is a Coating? In engineering, a coating is classified as a material that is deposited onto the surface of another material (commonly referred to as a substrate) to specifically…

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Fischer Feritscope® FMP30

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Measurement of the Ferrite Content in (Duplex) Steel and Weld Seams Components found in industrial plants – whether chemical, energy, petrochemical or other – are often subject to heat, aggressive…

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