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Technical Tidbits Newsletter

The Technical Tidbits Newsletter covers a range of materials science topics, including material properties, stress integrity, reliability, fatigue, strain hardening, strengthening mechanisms, and more. 

If you would like to see what topics we covered prior to 2015, please check the Technical Tidbits archives, 2008-2011 or 2012-2014 or 2015-2016. For additional information, contact our team

Resources

  1. PDF Document Measuring Electrical Conductivity Issue No 106 October 2017

    A brief discussion on how electrical conductivity is measured and reported.

  2. PDF Document Maxium Operating Temperature - Issue No 105 Sept 2017

    A brief discussion on which Material properties permit a material to operate effectively at high temperatures.

  3. PDF Document Electrical and Thermal Conductivity - Issue 104 August 2017

    A brief discussion on how electrical and thermal conductivity are related in copper alloys.

  4. PDF Document A Better Rate - Issue 103 - July 2017

    A brief discussion on how changes in speed affect the way that materials and environmental forces interact.

  5. PDF Document Speed-Related Scaling Effects - Issue 102 - June 2017

    A brief discussion on how changes in speed affect the way that materials and environmental forces interact.

  6. PDF Document Nonlinear Scaling Effects - Issue 101 - May 2017

    A brief discussion on how changes in scale affect the way that materials and environmental forces interact.

  7. PDF Document Learning From Failures - Issue 100 - April 2017

    A brief discussion on using short-term testing to estimate long-term failure.

  8. PDF Document Accelerated Life Testing - Issue 99 - March 2017

    A brief discussion on using short-term testing to estimate long-term failure rates.

  9. PDF Document Prediction of Temperature - Dependent Change - Issue 98-February 2017

    A brief discussion on how to predict the long-term effect of temperature on material properties.

  10. PDF Document Instantaneous vs Metallurgical Changes - Issue 97 - January 2017

    A brief discussion on how temperature affects material properties.

  11. PDF Document Properties are Functions - Issue 96 - December 2016

    A brief discussion on how material properties almost always depend on some other parameter.

  12. PDF icon Other Statistical Ranges - Issue 95 - November 2016

    A brief discussion of confidence limits, tolerance limits and the MMPDS Basis System.

  13. PDF icon Process Capability - Issue 94 - October 2016

    A brief discussion of what it means for a process to be capable and what you can expect for material properties from such capable processes.

  14. PDF icon Tuning and Customizing Properties - Issue 93 - September 2016

    A brief discussion of the tradeoffs involved when trying to tweak properties of standard materials.

  15. PDF icon Material Property Ranges and Statistics - Issue 92 - August 2016

    A brief discussion of how typical material properties may vary and lead the design engineer into trouble.

  16. PDF icon Metal Properties and System Properties - Issue 91 - July 2016

    A brief discussion of the different classifications of material properties.

  17. PDF icon Hardness v. Strength - Issue 90 - June 2016

    A brief discussion of the correlation between hardness and strength.

  18. PDF icon Stress Relaxation Data - Issue 89 - May 2016

    Learn how to use stress relaxation data.

  19. PDF icon Testing Stress Relaxation Resistance - Issue 88 - April 2016

    Learn about stress relaxation testing.