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How To Avoid And Prevent Galvanic Corrosion

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals come into electrical contact with a conductive electrolyte that is usually rainwater or groundwater. If aluminum and carbon steel are connected and immersed in seawater, the aluminum is likely to corrode more quickly, whilst the steel will receive protection. This is a...

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What is Thread Galling?

Thread galling is also often referred to as ‘cold welding’. It is a very common problem that, luckily, also has a solution. But before we get into that, let us address the question ‘what is thread galling?’:

  • ThreadGalling

Thread galling usually occurs...

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What is the Difference between Strength, Rigidity, and Hardness?

When it comes to different materials, you will likely have heard the terms ‘strength’, ‘rigidity’ and ‘hardness’. You will also probably have wondered what these terms really mean. We have the details and the facts:  
  • What is Strength? 
Strength is what you think it is – a material’s...
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