All Things Materials

The place to explore all the material world has to offer. Follow our live twitter feed for the very latest from the materials community and watch videos of the coolest technology that is being generated and lead by the materials industry. Read blogs from those in the material community, and listen to podcasts. All here. All materials.

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08/06/2017

Is technology in danger of allowing anyone to think they can be an engineer?

There are some clear technology trends rapidly coming to the fore that are set to fundamentally change the way engineers think about design... and they are both being driven by manufacturing systems.  Read More

07/03/2017

Pressure is building on the automotive industry to reduce emissions

Deadlines mean different things to different people. To some, they're rigid; stuck hard and fast with little or no wiggle room. For others, it's simply a moment to reassess progress. Regardless, the ...  Read More

14/02/2017

GUEST BLOG: UK suppliers mitigate ‘Brexit risk’ for manufacturers

UK-based producers of plastic goods would benefit from operating in a more secure and lower-risk raw material supply chain if they switched to locally-based suppliers, thereby lessening the potential ...  Read More

PodcastsRSS

Engineer vs. Design Podcast: Joe Graney, Santa Cruz’s mountain bike master maker

The latest instalment from US duo, Engineer vs. Designer. Click the link to listen to lively chat about all things engineer and design related.   Read Podcast

Engineer vs. Design Podcast: Episode 45 Mike Leydet

The latest instalment from US duo, Engineer vs. Designer. Click the link to listen to lively chat about all things engineer and design related.   Read Podcast

Engineer vs. Design Podcast: PlanetPTC Live

The latest instalment from US duo, Engineer vs. Designer. Click the link to listen to lively chat about all things engineer and design related.   Read Podcast

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12/06/2017

Sensor enables robots to perform hardness measurements through 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 ...  Read More

09/01/2017

Bomb suit tests show advanced materials offer more protection and greater flexibility

Berks based Morgan Advanced Materials has recently completed independent testing of its Silverback 4020 Elite bomb disposal suit. The tests were conducted at the independently certified Ordnance Test ...  Read More

03/01/2017

Scientists create self-healing material

A transparent, self-healing, stretchable, conductive material has been developed by scientists at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Colorado, Boulder. The material can be ...  Read More

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