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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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22/05/2018

Processing glass like a polymer

Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequisites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering. For ...  Read More

21/05/2018

Controlling the properties of graphene transistors with pressure

An international team of researchers claims to have developed a technique to manipulate the electrical conductivity of graphene with compression, bringing the material closer to being a viable ...  Read More

18/05/2018

Manmade bio-material outperforms steel and spider silk

A team, led by Daniel Söderberg from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, claims to have used DESY’s (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) X-ray light source PETRA III to produce the ...  Read More

FeaturesRSS
11/06/2018

Class knuckle

Ford C-segment cars, such as the Focus, could become more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly thanks to a lightweight rear suspension component designed by the CLASS (composite lightweight ...  Read More

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

12/03/2018

Is the automotive industry about to give up on advanced materials?

The automotive industry is on the cusp of some drastic changes. According to a recent report by analyst IHS Markit, changes in personal transportation over the next 20 years will be more profound ...  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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