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Find design and production news, advice and features about composites innovation, and composite materials. This section covers new and exotic materials including fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) from carbon and glass fibres, epoxy resin systems, pre-preg, filament winding, bio fibres and natural composites, graphene, raw materials, and more.

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02/10/2018

New materials could make future vehicles more comfortable

Scientists from Surrey joined forces with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of California to develop a material that has high stiffness and damping. The material, that is as ...  Read More

17/09/2018

Discussing the use of AI to design advanced materials at Engineering Materials Live

Using artificial intelligence (AI) and harnessing the power of deep learning to guide the design of new advanced materials, is the topic of a speaker paper that will be delivered at Engineering ...  Read More

03/09/2018

Material shifts shape using heat and light

A material developed by engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli before reverting to its original form.  Read More

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03/06/2019

Thermoplastics are quickly replacing metal parts

Aerospace applications are seeing a considerable rise in the innovative use of thermoplastics, as their strength and lightness makes them ideal for replacing metal parts.  Read More

31/05/2019

Graphite and the renewable revolution

Intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind power are an increasingly viable option for small and large-scale power applications thanks to improvements in energy storage.  Read More

30/05/2019

Silverstone hosts latest innovations

The co-located FAST and Engineering Materials Live exhibitions gave visitors a range of valuable insights.  Read More

Videos
09/01/2017

Bomb suit improvements

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 ...  Watch Video

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