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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29/03/2018

Medical devices are copping a new material

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised copper as the world’s leading anti-bacterial metal. This has led to a number of uses and opportunities for copper in medical applications. ...  Read More

20/03/2018

Taking a closer look at tantalum

Last month, comic book fans flocked to cinemas as Black Panther hit the screens. Underpinning the film’s plot was fictional metal vibranium, which powered the titular hero’s kingdom of Wakanda. ...  Read More

23/02/2018

Why manufacturers need to take ownership of the plastic problem

A recent study by Plymouth University reported that plastic was found in a third of UK-caught fish, while a second report, by scientists at Ghent University in Belgium, calculated that people who eat ...  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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16/04/2018

The ‘omniphobic’ material that repels everything

A materials science researcher at the University of Michigan has demonstrated a smooth, durable, clear coating that repels just about every known liquid, an advance that could grime-proof phone ...  Read More

09/04/2018

Liquid-in-liquid 3D printed structures

Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to 3D print structures composed entirely of liquids. They envision their ...  Read More

30/01/2018

Alloy tested to create foldable wings for supersonic drone

NASA and Boeing have tested a drone that can hit incredible speeds due to a material innovation that allows the wings to dynamically change shape and position based on flight needs.  Read More

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