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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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02/10/2018

New materials could make future vehicles more comfortable

Scientists from Surrey joined forces with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of California to develop a material that has high stiffness and damping. The material, that is as ...  Read More

26/09/2018

£7m boost for ‘virtual factory’ will speed up alloy development

Developing and testing new steel alloys will be up to 100 times faster, allowing new products to reach market more quickly, thanks to £7 million of funding announced for a ‘virtual factory’ being ...  Read More

26/04/2018

Two weeks to go until Engineering Materials Live

Engineering Materials Live is just around the corner, and we are looking forward to welcoming design engineers and material suppliers to the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Thursday 10 ...  Read More

FeaturesRSS
04/09/2018

Attitudes towards additive manufacturing in automotive applications may be changing

When it comes to automotive and other consumer-facing industries focused on producing high volumes of parts at low costs, the current generation of AM processes is considered incapable of meeting ...  Read More

03/09/2018

Major improvements in filament fusion and laser sintering using polymer solutions are being demonstrated

PEEK polymer pioneer Victrex is preparing newly developed materials for Additive Manufacturing (AM). The first of these is a high strength material for laser sintering (LS) which attains lower ...  Read More

11/06/2018

Slashing titanium production costs allows broader range of applications

In many senses, titanium fulfils the criteria one might expect of a ‘wonder material’. It is significantly stronger than most commonly-used grades of steel, but is approximately half the density (and ...  Read More

Videos
30/01/2018

NASA tests foldable wings

NASA and Boeing have tested a drone that can hit incredible speeds due to a material innovation that allows the wings to dynamically change shape and position based on flight needs.  Watch Video

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