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 3D printing material has been introduced by Stratasys, which it says enables the creation of tougher, more flexible unfilled nylon parts.
Engineers from New York's Columbia University have created a nano-mechanical system that can create FM radio signals.
Taking inspiration from nature, researchers in the US have engineered what they believe are the most super-hydrophobic surfaces yet.
There are numerous techniques for manipulating the surface properties of a material. Heat treatment, anodising, shot blasting, peening, plating, painting; the list goes on.
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.
Japanese start up Spiber has developed an artificial spider silk which it claims is equal to steel in tensile strength yet as flexible as rubber.