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Dr Peter Heath explains the benefits of using water as a coolant in laser machining
This month, Anna Ploszajski discovers the history behind the miracle fibre
The wooden floating home sitting on Hampshire’s Beaulieu River
Roland Dennison explains the design and testing behind the British engineered vehicle aiming to set a new world land speed record
Rhiannon Garth Jones looks at developments in production technology.
Rachel Lawler speaks to materials science student and IOM3 intern Daniel Stevens
Rachel Lawler speaks to two engineers who have recently made huge changes to their career
Maria Felice considers the technology that propels millions of people to
their holiday destinations each year – aeroplane engines.
new series, Maria Felice illustrates how advances in materials science
have contributed to the development of everyday objects.
Necessity is the mother of invention, as Plato is widely quoted as saying, although, in my opinion, breakthroughs in design more often come about by existing materials being used in untried ways.