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New ceramic coating enables wider adoption of composite materials

Zircotec Group has developed the first plasma applied thermal barrier coating that can be used with composites that require a Class A display surface. The new technology allows vehicle manufactures ...  Read More


High-performance composites made via novel 3D printing technique

A team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has demonstrated a novel 3D printing method that yields unprecedented control of the arrangement ...  Read More


3D printed super soft structures to replicate internal organs

Imperial College London researchers have developed a new 3D printing technique using cryogenics that allows them to replicate 3D biological structures, which could be used for tissue regeneration and ...  Read More


Assessing the impact

The plastics industry is one of the UK’s largest sectors with strong links to the EU. Here, James Bakewell finds out from the British Plastics Federation about what Brexit means and if manufacturers ...  Read More


Finding a suitable alternative material can be a daunting step into the unknown

For every engineer, specifying a new material for a product – especially if the product’s already in production – can be a daunting task. There is a worry of the unknown, that phone call to tell you ...  Read More


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


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

Goodfellow Cambridge Ltd
Huntingdon, PE29 6WR
Samco Silicone Products
Nuneaton, CV11 6RT
Hardie Polymers Ltd
Clydebank, G81 4HA
Linecross Composites Ltd
Cannock, WS11 0JW
Philip Tyler Polymers Ltd
Cirencester, GL7 1YG
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