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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21/07/2017

How to source the right manufacturing 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 ...  Read More

05/07/2017

Robotic manufacture halves production times for steel prefab bridges

Prefab bridge manufacturer, Mabey, is using robots to build parts of a modular steel bridge. The Gloucestershire based firm has invested £2.6 million in robotics, halving the manufacturing time for ...  Read More

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

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