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04/03/2019

Additively manufactured spinal implants

A collaboration between advanced technology and engineering companies has demonstrated the advantages of additive manufacturing (AM) in the production of spinal implants.  Read More

03/09/2018

Material shifts shape using heat and light

A material developed by engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli before reverting to its original form.  Read More

20/06/2018

Horners Award 2018 now open for entries

The Worshipful Company of Horners and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) are now accepting entries to The Horners Award for Plastics Innovation and Design – the deadline is 31 July 2018.  Read More

FeaturesRSS
30/05/2019

Silverstone hosts latest innovations

The co-located FAST and Engineering Materials Live exhibitions gave visitors a range of valuable insights.  Read More

28/02/2019

The environmental impact of plastic is driving development of bio-based plastics, but these pose their own difficulties

There can be few hotter topics in the materials sector than the use of plastics. For more than 50 years, global production and consumption of plastics have continued to rise. In 2016, the world ...  Read More

31/10/2018

Are 3D printing materials sustainable?

With additive manufacturing (AM) techniques being widely adopted in industries worldwide, design engineering and manufacturing are undoubtedly being ushered into a new era of development. But, how ...  Read More

Videos
09/04/2018

3D printed liquids

Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to 3D print structures composed entirely of liquids. They envision their ...  Watch Video

Suppliers
Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd
Huntingdon, PE29 6WR
RF Bright Enterprises Ltd
Aylesford, ME20 7HP
Ocsial Europe
London, W1B 3HH
ACC Silicones Ltd
Bridgwater, TA6 6AJ
HK Wentworth Group
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1JR
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