Explore Engineering Materials

Whether you are interested in a specific material type or application discover it here in our explore section. Find dedicated pages to all types of materials including Composites, Metals and Alloys, Rubber and Plastics, Coatings and Tribology, Sustainable Engineering, and Materials in Production.

Coatings and Tribology
10/08/2017

Optical method to pinpoint weak spots in jet engine thermal coatings

For the first time, researchers from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, have demonstrated that an optical analysis method can reveal weak areas in ceramic thermal barrier coatings that protect jet ...  Read More

23/02/2017

A low cost nano-coating to protect electronic devices from water

The smartphone market has grown on average 32% a year for the last decade, making it one of the fastest growing areas of consumer technology on the planet. The impact of the smartphone has ...  Read More

29/12/2016

Researchers work to improve the lifecycle of materials

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology are working on materials that can react to their environment, recover from damage, and even self-destruct once their ...  Read More

Composite Materials
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.  Read More

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.  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

Materials in Production
10/07/2017

Time to register for Engineering Materials Live

Registration is now open for Engineering Materials Live, which takes place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford in Cambridgeshire on 21st September.  Read More

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.  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

Metals and Alloys
04/08/2017

Rail Institute calls for lighter weight bogies

An ambitious plan to double the amount of European freight carried by rail could depend on the development of lighter-weight bogies produced using stronger steels and innovative manufacturing ...  Read More

23/02/2017

Tubular assemblies reduce chassis weight without performance loss

All powertrain solutions demand that every part of the vehicle is as light as possible to maximise vehicle range, performance and efficiency. What is essential in vehicle design, with strict safety ...  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

Rubber and Plastics
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.  Read More

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.  Read More

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

Sustainable Engineering
26/06/2015

Materials data shared across CAD and CAE

Granta Design has announced Version 3.1 of the MI:Materials Gateway software, enhancing access to materials data within CAD and CAE. Materials choices specified in CAD can be accessed in the CAE ...  Read More

10/03/2015

Raising the BAR

If you have the best sailor in the Olympic history, sailing the best boat available, then the long wait for a British victory in the America's Cup will be over. Easier said than done of course  Read More

01/04/2011

Windchill Business Value: A Single Source of Truth

Whether your organisation is a global conglomerate, a regional supplier, or a small service bureau, you face many obstacles trying to manage product content and development processes. The fact is, ...  Read More

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