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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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12/07/2018

Graphene smart membranes can control water

Researchers at The University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI) have successfully controlled water flow by sending an electrical current through graphene oxide membranes. The ...  Read More

28/06/2018

‘Stealth’ material hides hot objects from infrared sensors

Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets even in the dead of night or through heavy fog. Now, thanks to researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, ...  Read More

27/06/2018

This material’s properties could enable better IR detection for autonomous vehicles

One of the leading challenges for autonomous vehicles is to ensure that they can detect and sense objects – even through dense fog. Compared to the current visible light-based cameras, infrared (IR) ...  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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