Ellis Davies

Material Marvels: Climbing high

The Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates, stands as an impressive feat of architecture and engineering, comprising meticulous structural design, as Ellis Davies reports. 

How to... carry out quality control in additive manufacturing

Peter Morgan, Technical Product Specialist at Elementar UK, discusses how 3D printing works, the role of metals and plastics in the process, and what techniques can be used for quality control. 

How to... get to grips with the Explorer 4 Additive

Trisha Rice, Vice President and General Manager of materials science solutions at Thermo Fisher Scientific, talks about the company’s new analysing technology for additive manufacture. 

What lies beneath

A new method for processing data from seismic surveys could help give a more detailed view of underground oil reserves, as Ellis Davies reports.

Encouraging plastic recycling

Greater incentive is needed to realise the potential of plastics recycling, as Ellis Davies reports.

Lithium in the future

On 9–10 April 2018, the Geological Society held the Lithium: From Exploration to End-User conference as part of their 2018 Year of Resources. Ellis Davies reports.

The right temperature

The temperature at which volcanic rock cracks to create columnar formations, such as those seen at the Giant’s Causeway, has been identified to be between 840–890oC, giving new understanding to geothermal energy systems. Ellis Davies reports.

Underwater treasure

A potentially game changing deposit of rare earth elements has been discovered in Japanese waters, but an efficient means of extraction is yet to be developed, as Ellis Davies reports.

Steel 3D-printed bridge complete

The Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Amsterdam’s oldest canal, is one step closer to being spanned by a robotically built, steel 3D-printed bridge.

Revolutionising ceramics

A new project aims to bring ceramics production up to date through the use of mechanical modelling and virtual prototyping, as Ellis Davies reports.

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