Explore Engineering Materials

Whether you are interested in a specific material type or application discover it here in our explore section. Find dedicated pages to all types of materials including Composites, Metals and Alloys, Rubber and Plastics, Coatings and Tribology, Sustainable Engineering, and Materials in Production.

Coatings and Tribology
28/01/2020

Secrets of C.A.S.E to be unveiled at Engineering Materials Live

Chemically Assisted Surface Enhancement, or CASE, is an isotropic superfinishing process which has been developed as a metal surface treatment to provide components with excellent bending and contact ...  Read More

05/11/2019

Extreme high-speed laser deposition welding coats components at over 250cm2 per minute

The extreme high-speed laser deposition welding​ (EHLA) method, which is significantly faster than conventional laser deposition welding, was developed and patented by the Fraunhofer Institute for ...  Read More

16/04/2018

The ‘omniphobic’ material that repels everything

A materials science researcher at the University of Michigan has demonstrated a smooth, durable, clear coating that repels just about every known liquid, an advance that could grime-proof phone ...  Read More

Composite Materials
07/02/2020

Electronic patch to improve chronic wound monitoring

Graphene Flagship associated member, Grapheal has developed a pioneering wearable patch for the remote monitoring of chronic wounds. The flexible and transparent graphene-based biosensor enables ...  Read More

29/01/2020

Tackling carbon-carbon composite challenges across a range of industries

Carbon composites are in high demand across the globe, particularly in the aerospace, automotive, mechanical engineering and rail sectors. However, as many of these materials were developed decades ...  Read More

09/01/2017

Bomb suit tests show advanced materials offer more protection and greater flexibility

Berks based Morgan Advanced Materials has recently completed independent testing of its Silverback 4020 Elite bomb disposal suit. The tests were conducted at the independently certified Ordnance Test ...  Read More

Materials in Production
16/04/2018

4Plas to showcase their range of engineering compounds at Engineering Materials Live

4Plas Ltd will be showcasing its extensive range of engineering compounds at Engineering Materials Live on 10 May at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, with particular attention on their ...  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

05/07/2017

Robotic manufacture halves production times for steel prefab bridges

Prefab bridge manufacturer, Mabey, is using robots to build parts of a modular steel bridge. The Gloucestershire based firm has invested £2.6 million in robotics, halving the manufacturing time for ...  Read More

Metals and Alloys
28/01/2020

Secrets of C.A.S.E to be unveiled at Engineering Materials Live

Chemically Assisted Surface Enhancement, or CASE, is an isotropic superfinishing process which has been developed as a metal surface treatment to provide components with excellent bending and contact ...  Read More

06/01/2020

£10m aluminium manufacturing process validated for high-volume automotive OEM applications

Traditionally, torque wrench calibration machines have generally been intended for specific manufacturers’ products. For laboratories and OEMs this can be a real nuisance, requiring several different ...  Read More

01/10/2019

Smash-proof, all-metal guitar set to rock EDS

Global engineering group Sandvik will showcase its cutting-edge 3D-printed stainless-steel guitar at the Engineering Design Show (EDS) in two weeks’ time, on 16 October 2019 in Coventry.  Read More

Rubber and Plastics
12/02/2020

Advanced metal replacement webcast with EMS-GRIVORY

On Tuesday 31st March 2020, 11:00am BST Eureka! partners with EMS-GRIVORY to present a roundtable Webcast. Hosted by Eureka!’s editor, Paul Fanning, the panel includes Jane Hemmings, Robert Davies ...  Read More

04/11/2019

Tuneable bioplastics

Plastics pose a problem for the planet – from the fossil fuels used to produce them to the harmful chemicals released during their slow degradation. But plastic is so ubiquitous that giving it up ...  Read More

01/10/2019

Smash-proof, all-metal guitar set to rock EDS

Global engineering group Sandvik will showcase its cutting-edge 3D-printed stainless-steel guitar at the Engineering Design Show (EDS) in two weeks’ time, on 16 October 2019 in Coventry.  Read More

Sustainable Engineering
26/06/2015

Materials data shared across CAD and CAE

Granta Design has announced Version 3.1 of the MI:Materials Gateway software, enhancing access to materials data within CAD and CAE. Materials choices specified in CAD can be accessed in the CAE ...  Read More

10/03/2015

Raising the BAR

If you have the best sailor in the Olympic history, sailing the best boat available, then the long wait for a British victory in the America's Cup will be over. Easier said than done of course  Read More

01/04/2011

Windchill Business Value: A Single Source of Truth

Whether your organisation is a global conglomerate, a regional supplier, or a small service bureau, you face many obstacles trying to manage product content and development processes. The fact is, ...  Read More

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