Metals and Alloys Features

Find in depth design and production features about metals and alloys. Our editors bring you a host of the latest thinking, views and opinions about this more traditional material type. Find out how to get more from design and manufacture, as well as the latest updates from the next generation of metallics.

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Light alloys advance to bigger markets

Materials and technologies previously restricted to aerospace and Formula 1 racing are penetrating wider markets as costs come down and technical difficulties are overcome  Read More


Materials get a spring in their step

Three major materials developments which could transform aspects of engineering design, all from research establishments in the former Soviet Union  Read More


Difficult materials joined in fast bondage

Novel ways of quickly and inexpensively bonding substances that are normally hard to join  Read More


Fit for the future

A recent paradigm shift in ceramic technology should make it a more widely used material.  Read More


Invisible laser weld to dye for

How a colourless dye could revolutionise the welding of plastics  Read More


Pistons have a spring in their step

How advanced materials could deliver a massive improvement in internal combustion engine efficiency  Read More


Straight out of the arc

Advances in technology and technique have taken arc welding into the high precision arena  Read More


Aluminium alloys get it together

Aluminium alloys and metal matrix composites can be joined without loss of shear strength.  Read More

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