The place to find out how to manufacture multi materials together and the latest
production processes. This section includes manufacturing methods of both traditional
and exotic materials and joining technologies. Find articles on design for manufacture,
trends in processes, mould tools, laser cutting, waterjet cutting, metal finishing,
composite tooling, additive manufacture, composite processing and more.
A new type of material has been created that, according to its developers, could put an end to unsightly underarm sweat patches.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a new type of touch-reactive material that could give robots with the ability to 'feel'.
Engineers in the US have developed a structural nanofibre that is both strong and tough – a breakthrough which they claim could greatly benefit the composites industry.
From imitating the exceptional toughness of Mother of Pearl to the way geckos stick to walls, the burgeoning field of biomimicry is inspiring the design of new, leading edge engineering materials. ...
Metal matrix composites are often overshadowed by carbon fibre composites. However, the materials have distinct advantages that should not be overlooked. Justin Cunningham investigates.
The process of heating a sheet of plastic, draping it over a mould and sucking the air out has been in use for some time.
The next generation of smartphones are likely to be wearable. This short video gives a quick introduction to the two biggest technologies likely to soon hit the marketplace.