Category Archives: Manufacturing Science

Ceramics | Types, Applications, Properties, Advantages, Disadvantages

By | March 25, 2019

What are ceramics? The word ceramics is derived from the Greek word keramos which means ‘potter’s clay’. However, many compounds which are classified as ceramics today contain no clay. Modern Ceramics can be defined as the compounds of metals and non-metals. They generally have ionic atomic bonding between them. Traditional ceramics include insulating materials, glass, refractories,… Read More »

Heat Treatment | Definition and Types with Explanation

By | March 10, 2019

What is heat treatment? Heat treatment process is the controlled heating or cooling of plain carbon steel or alloy steel. Heat treatment of steel is used to change its structure in order to obtain certain mechanical properties. These mechanical properties could be hardness, strength or ductility. Note: For heat treatment there should be some quantity… Read More »

Cutting Fluids | Functions, Types, Properties, Methods of Application

By | March 24, 2019

What are cutting fluids? Cutting fluids are the fluids which are generally applied while the machining (or cutting) operation is taking place. The machining operation can be any i.e. milling, turning, drilling etc. Sometimes a cutting fluid is also referred as coolant but it is wrong. A cutting fluid performs several functions and cooling the… Read More »