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12/06/2017

Carbon as hard as rock but also elastic

A team of scientists from Yanshan University and Carnegie Institution for Science has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. This unique combination of properties could serve a variety of applications from aerospace engineering to military armour.

The configuration of its electrons allows for numerous self-bonding ...
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06/06/2017

Will Ford's composites move finally crack the automotive industry's throughput dilemma?

Carbon fibre is making a slow but seemingly inevitable move into the automotive industry. But can engineers crack the throughput difficulties that have dogged uptake? James Bakewell reports.

The big composites news in April was Audi’s revelation that it’s next generation A8 would feature a large carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) part in its spaceframe. The Volkswagen-owned ...
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12/06/2017

Robots get sense of touch

By mounting a sensor on a robotic gripper, two MIT teams have significantly improved the arm's tactile abilities. The teams used a new type of sensor, known as a GelSight sensor, to enhance the ...  Watch Video

All change for the engineer?

There are some clear technology trends rapidly coming to the fore that are set to ...  Read Blog Entry

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