Engineering Materials Features

Delve more deeply in to the world of materials innovation. Our expert editors bring you a host of the latest thinking, innovation, materials views and opinions from industry about how to improve design and what you should be thinking about when it comes to questions about materials in design and engineering.

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01/10/2000

Design's big freeze

A new rapid prototyping process which offers big benefits over existing methods in terms of cost, cleanliness and time.  Read More

01/09/2000

Compliant drive has a spring in its step

A new kind of mechanical drive is completely compliant to changes in dimensions, as well as being inherently soft starting and variable in ratio  Read More

01/09/2000

Plastic parts shine in style

Body and interior components for cars can be moulded in brilliant colour effects. Some even glow in the dark.  Read More

01/08/2000

Floating moulds make best composites

A new technology allows the fabrication of aerospace quality composite constructions at a fraction of the present day costs  Read More

01/08/2000

Braking banks on Monte Carlo

A tried-and-trusted method comes to the rescue when it comes to improving vehicle safety and other real world design problems  Read More

01/07/2000

Pushing plastic into shape

A method of recycling plastic materials into strong engineering components  Read More

01/07/2000

Crazed windows cured by sealing

Aircraft windows suffer from arrays of very fine scratches, which form on their outsides  Read More

01/07/2000

Design is the key to successful systems

What designers should pay attention to in fluid power systems and where they can find relevant information for free or at very low cost  Read More

01/07/2000

Keeping it all together

Some of the more commonly used techniques that prevent nuts and bolts from coming undone  Read More

01/07/2000

Sealing at an angle

Angular-contact ball bearings form the mainstay of many machine tool spindle applications.  Read More

01/06/2000

In with the old

Intelligent design and better processing techniques will help established plastics – such as elastomers and PTFE – to prove their ongoing worth  Read More

01/06/2000

Bonded filters take the pressure

A small company has devised a low-cost integral filter mesh and seal, capable of withstanding working pressures of up to 200 bar.  Read More

01/06/2000

Nuts to a locking problem

Claimed by the inventor to be the world's first and only self-biting lock nut  Read More

01/06/2000

Undersea camera puts cracks under the microscope

A camera technique captures sequences of large scenes in full 3D in microscopic detail.  Read More

01/06/2000

Software encourages best bearing behaviour

New software not only helps select the right rolling element bearings but helps designers improve their overall design  Read More

01/05/2000

Fibre tape takes the heat

A form of carbon fibre that will offer the designer higher heat transfer in a more usable format  Read More

01/05/2000

Composite hull gives tank top performance

A plastic-bodied tank shows how low-cost composites can be economically fabricated in thick sections for severe applications.  Read More

01/05/2000

Difficult materials joined in fast bondage

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

01/05/2000

Where there's a wheel there's a way

SKF discusses its involvement in a unique engineering project which heralds back to the old days of transportation  Read More

01/05/2000

Taking it to the limit

Leading experts talk about the factors that limit the performance of rolling element bearings and how the frontiers are being pushed back  Read More

01/05/2000

Plain speaking

The tricky question of where plain bearings might be used instead of roller bearings  Read More

01/05/2000

Better bearings make maintenance obsolete

Maintenance-free bearings that need no relubrication on drive shafts for truck and off-road applications boast a service life of 1 million kilometres  Read More

01/04/2000

Revolutionary new method solves the impossible

Immensely complex analytical problems can be solved by a numerical method that uses no traditional elements.  Read More

01/04/2000

Moving into the third dimension

Design office managers must introduce a culture change when they 'upgrade' their office from 2D to 3D CAD  Read More

01/03/2000

Miniature girders take the load

Mini and micro 3D girders offer advantages over honeycomb sandwich and may form the basis of future self deforming ‘smart’ materials.  Read More

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