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Metals and Alloys

This section highlights the most recent news and innovation for metals and alloys. Find news about best practice design with metals, and news on developments including steel, aluminium, magnesium, copper, new and complex alloys, metal foams as well as joining and manufacturing constraints.

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17/03/2017

Next-gen steel under the microscope

Next-generation steel and metal alloys are a step closer to reality, thanks to an international research project involving a University of Queensland scientist. The work could overcome the problem of ...  Read More

15/03/2017

The world’s strongest and most adaptable material

The makers of Braeön (pronounced “brawn”) say it’s plastic composite material is a lighter, more versatile alternative to rope of metal while exhibiting the most beneficial features of both. Boasting ...  Read More

24/02/2017

£128m investment in advanced materials research institute

Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has confirmed £128million of funding for research equipment and facilities to develop advanced materials. £105m of ...  Read More

FeaturesRSS
23/02/2017

Tubular assemblies reduce chassis weight without performance loss

All powertrain solutions demand that every part of the vehicle is as light as possible to maximise vehicle range, performance and efficiency. What is essential in vehicle design, with strict safety ...  Read More

30/08/2016

Two hypercar designers that choose metal over composites

While many automotive manufacturers are looking at composites and aluminium to lightweight, two supercar designers are turning to nature to find fresh innovation in metals. Engineering ...  Read More

11/08/2016

Metal manipulation

As aluminium becomes the lightweight material of choice for many, we look at one project that aims to secure supply, reduce production emissions and keep value in scrap. Justin Cunningham finds out ...  Read More

Videos
16/10/2015

99.99% air

Boeing claims to have created the worlds lightest metal, stating how the breakthrough could have major implications for aircraft and automotive fuel efficiency. The material is composed of a ...  Watch Video

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