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02/09/2019

Competition launched for reprocessing mine tailings for the glass industry

Ennomotive, the leading open innovation platform for engineering challenges, just launched a competition to find new ways to eliminate impurities from mine tailings and use them to produce different ...  Read More

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

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05/09/2019

MakerBot’s Method X brings real ABS 3D printing to manufacturing at a fraction of the cost

MakerBot has announced the launch of Method X, a manufacturing workstation engineered to challenge traditional manufacturing with real ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material, a 100°C chamber, ...  Read More

03/09/2019

Engineering Materials Live: Too good to miss

Featuring top-level suppliers providing cutting-edge design and engineering solutions, Engineering Materials Live promises to make a visit more than worthwhile.  Read More

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

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
Whitby & Chandler Ltd
Sheffield, S36 6PH
The Attwater Group
Preston, PR1 1UN
Zotefoams plc
Croydon, CR9 3AL
James Walker Devol Ltd
Gourock, PA19 1FB
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