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Materials Features

Choosing the right material for industrial springs

When choosing a spring for your industrial application, one of the major considerations is the material, as this will determine the spring’s suitability for the environment it is working in. Choose the wrong one and you could be facing a costly redesign or repair job down the line. Justin Lawrence, Applications Engineer at TFC, explains the suitability of different alloys for specific environments.

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Material transformation

The materials that we work with today are some of the best. We’ve taken the earth’s raw materials and used innovative technologies to make them stronger, smoother or shinier. It’s no wonder that we’ve managed to take materials through such a transformative journey, as our history together goes far back, to cavemen and dried animal hides.

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The future is now: Commercial applications for graphene

Since it was first isolated in 2004, the promise of graphene has for the most part been unfulfilled in commercial applications. That situation has now changed.

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This smash-proof, 3D printed guitar is indestructible

Sandvik created a smash-proof, 3D printed guitar, then challenged rock legend Yngwie Malmsteen to smash it!

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