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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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01/05/2018

Water-repellent surfaces can efficiently boil water and keep electronics cool

According to researchers from Purdue University, surfaces that repel water can support efficient boiling if all air and vapour is removed from a system first.  Read More

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

22/11/2017

Melting hurts rather than helps sprayed metal coatings to stick

When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But ...  Read More

FeaturesRSS
11/06/2018

Materials take centre stage

Another successful Engineering Materials Live event was held in May, with visitors able to access some hugely valuable information to aid them in their materials selection.  Read More

06/11/2017

Lightweighting process developments are helping automotive engineers to meet incoming legislation

According to the European Commission, cars are responsible for around 12% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions. However, by 2021, phased in from 2020, the fleet average of all new passenger cars needs to ...  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

Videos
16/04/2018

’Everything-repellent’

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 ...  Watch Video

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