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15/08/2017

Nanomaterials help spiders spin tougher silk

Italian and UK researchers have found a way to make Spider silk stronger, using various spider species and carbon nanotubes or graphene.  Read More

10/08/2017

Optical method to pinpoint weak spots in jet engine thermal coatings

For the first time, researchers from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, have demonstrated that an optical analysis method can reveal weak areas in ceramic thermal barrier coatings that protect jet ...  Read More

21/07/2017

Strengthening 3D printed parts for real-world use

3D printed parts are used in a variety of industries from aerospace and defence to digital dentistry and medical devices. These parts are often fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase ...  Read More

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06/06/2017

Will Ford's composites move finally crack the automotive industry's throughput dilemma?

Carbon fibre is making a slow but seemingly inevitable move into the automotive industry. But can engineers crack the throughput difficulties that have dogged uptake? James Bakewell reports.  Read More

06/03/2017

Shaping Lives – The Impact of 3D Printing Within the Healthcare Industry

The medical industry is a field in which innovation and new technologies have a direct impact on improving processes, operation results and saving lives. Stratasys’ additive manufacturing technology ...  Read More

23/02/2017

Dyson’s air purifier engineers fresh air like filtering water

The average pair of human lungs breathes 10L of air every minute. Air quality has an immediate effect on well-being and exposure to poor air quality can have lasting implications to health. A recent ...  Read More

Videos
21/07/2017

Choosing the right partner

We have collaborated with leading digital manufacturer, Proto Labs, to create a guide to sourcing the most appropriate and cost effective manufacturing partner for your project. Find out more in this ...  Watch Video

Suppliers
Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd
Huntingdon, PE29 6WR
QED Design & Manufacture Ltd
Maidstone, ME17 1LH
Four D Rubber Co Ltd
Heanor, DE75 7SJ
Gurit UK
Newport, PO30 5WU
Technology Supplies Ltd
Shrewsbury, SY1 3FE
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