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15/08/2017

Nanomaterials help spiders spin tougher silk

Italian and UK researchers have found a way to make Spider silk stronger, using various spider species and carbon nanotubes or graphene.

The research team, led by Professor Nicola Pugno at the University of Trento, Italy, succeeded in having their spiders produce silk with up to three times the strength and ten times the toughness of the regular spider silk.Humans have used silkworm ...
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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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21/07/2017

Choosing the right partner

We have collaborated with leading digital manufacturer, Proto Labs, to create a guide to sourcing the most appropriate and cost effective manufacturing partner for your project. Find out more in this ...  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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