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Find the latest news and features on surface engineering technology including advanced coatings, nano coatings, surface treatment processes, ceramic spraying, finishing, waterproofing, as well as specific insight and case studies on surface interaction and how to design for it.

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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

12/07/2017

Ceramic coating breakthrough brings us closer to hypersonic air travel

Researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with Central South University (CSU), China, have created a carbide-based ceramic coating that could revolutionise hypersonic travel for ...  Read More

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

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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

07/06/2016

The world’s blackest material makes its debut in space on board a micro satellite’s star tracker, but what are the benefits?

It’s the material that has spurred the Spinal Tap inspired headline the world over, ‘None more black’. Officially the world’s blackest material, VantaBlack from Brighton based Surrey Nano Systems is ...  Read More

08/03/2016

Clean skies: Nasa research for green future aircraft and plane design

Nasa targets some ambitious reductions in aircraft emissions and has piloted some seemingly bizarre to outright amazing concepts. In all cases, materials innovation remains key.  Read More

Videos
29/12/2016

Autonomous polymers

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 ...  Watch Video

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