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30 Apr 2017

Martyn Jones believes the recent acquisitions of 3D printing companies by global manufacturers can mean only one thing.

30 Apr 2017

Kathryn Allen speaks to Noel Sharkey about his career, his work promoting STEM and the involvement of women in engineering.

30 Apr 2017

Kathryn Allen examines recent attempts to increase the supply of workers to the UK's STEM sector.

30 Apr 2017

3D mining technology could revolutionise the extractive industry with the launch of new software.

30 Apr 2017

Iceland is tapping into hot magma to create a natural wealth of energy. Natalie Daniels looks at how the country is benefitting from exploring geothermal wells.

30 Apr 2017

A new government campaign to fight environmental degradation is putting more pressure on mining companies, as Michael Schwartz explains.

30 Apr 2017

Natural materials in natural environments may still be something of a niche interest in architecture, but that hasn’t stopped some of the most creative practitioners exploring this area to great effect, as Peter Wilson explains.

30 Apr 2017

Ian Falconer looks at both sides of the coin when it comes to recycling plastics from the sea and how new work could turn recycled marine plastics into consumables for 3D printing.

30 Apr 2017

Khai Trung Le talks to the ss Great Britain Trust on the legacy of the namesake ship, its engineering influence and its heritage in British shipbuilding.

30 Apr 2017

Andreas Praller, Senior Expert at Linde, Germany, talks to Ellis Davies about the company’s gas injection moulding technology, PLASTINUM GIM C.

3 Apr 2017

New industrial applications highlight the breadth and depth of innovation that can be found when looking to nature, as Iris Anderson, Chris Holland and Angela Morris explain.

SPOTLIGHT: MINING

31 Mar 2017

Shaun Graham, Mining and Geoscience Applications Developer at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, talks to Ellis Davies about the mining applications of the Versa X-ray microscope.

31 Mar 2017

Scandium is an emerging mineral that could have a significant role to play in delivering the next generation of electric cars, as Benjamin Bell explains.

31 Mar 2017

Natalie Daniels talks to George Roach about a new lithium and tantalum mine in South Africa and how diamond drilling is helping to understand the geology of the mine.

31 Mar 2017

A controversial policy on mineral exports has sparked turmoil in Indonesia's mining industry. Michael Schwartz looks at the challenging times ahead.

31 Mar 2017

Hannah Little looks at the role of 3D-printed bone scaffolds for the regeneration of critical-size defects.

31 Mar 2017

Robert Fell argues against the misconceptions over metal recycling in the UK and explains why stainless steel is leading the charge in the recycling sector.

31 Mar 2017

Lubna Edwards looks at the role of plastic packaging today and in the future.

31 Mar 2017

The future is strong for engineered recycled polymer composites, argues Professor Alma Hodzic.

31 Mar 2017

Professor Philip Withers discusses his work understanding new materials and why there is still the same level of innovation and excitement around materials science as in the past century.

31 Mar 2017

Dr Martin Jackson argues for a new hybrid solid-state process that will support the expansion of titanium alloy use in aircraft.

31 Mar 2017

We look at plastics made from sugarcane, milk and a range of other biomass sources. 

31 Mar 2017

Fred Starr recalls a heated debate over nuts and bolts

31 Mar 2017

Steve Kirby discusses the public image of fracking

31 Mar 2017

President of British Glass discusses the importance of sustainable operations and the role of glass in the UK

MATERIAL OF THE MONTH: ALUMINIUM

1 Mar 2017

From aircrafts and skyscrapers to smartphones and packaging, aluminium is one of the most versatile materials used today. Natalie Daniels discovers why.

1 Mar 2017

Natalie Daniels speaks to Amanda Quadling about her career taking new materials from the manufacturing process to the end user.

1 Mar 2017

Michael Schwartz discovers how vast mineral resources and stable conditions are driving Senegal’s rise to prominence in African mining.

1 Mar 2017

Colin Low explains how a new technique is providing a more efficient and environmentally friendly way of reclaiming gold.

1 Mar 2017

Peter Wilson looks at the role of the built environment in reducing our energy needs.

1 Mar 2017

Structural condition monitoring will be essential to keep up with offshore wind developments, as Kevin Magee and Nick Stringer explain.

1 Mar 2017

Fundamental non-aqueous solution chemistry is providing data that can be transferable to thorium nuclear fuel cycles, as David Mills, Fabrizio Ortu  and Alasdair Formanuik explain. 

1 Mar 2017

Small nuclear reactors are attracting the attention of Government officials, regulators and energy leaders to meet the demands of a looming energy crisis. Richard Wain and Rob McCluskey argue the case for compact modular plants in the energy mix.    

1 Mar 2017

Kathryn Allen speaks to Dr Maria Ribera Vicent about her career to date, being awarded a Daphne Jackson Fellowship and the effects of a career break on career progression and networking.

1 Mar 2017

Career suicide or an opportunity to reset the work-life balance? Kathryn Allen looks at the concerns over, and benefits of, taking a career break.

1 Mar 2017

Chris Berry, Manager of Medical Device Physical Testing at Smithers Pira, UK, talks to Ellis Davies about the company’s new medical device testing facility.

GET TALKING: FRACKING – A LESSON IN BAD PR?

1 Feb 2017

Mike Turner CEng FIMMM and Dr Andrew Sturgeon CEng FIMMM, Chair of the IOM3 Oil and Gas Division, give their thoughts on how fracking has been communicated to the public. 

1 Feb 2017

Michael Schwartz takes a look at several key mining projects in Burkina Faso.

1 Feb 2017

Katherine Williams found herself with more questions than answers at FINEX’16.

1 Feb 2017

Mark Smith speaks to Natalie Daniels about vanadium mining and why greater use of existing technology is needed in the mining sector.

1 Feb 2017

New research into graphene sheets could provide an important role in the commercialisation of the 2D nanomaterial, as Dr Andrew Pollard explains.

1 Feb 2017

Dr G Kaiser, Dr E Moukhina and Dr A Schindler discuss the importance of thermogravimetric analysis for polymer blends and mixtures.

1 Feb 2017

Natalie Daniels talks to Bruce Margetts about his career in plastics packaging, the challenges facing the industry and why Brexit might not be a bad thing for it.

1 Feb 2017

Dr Kambiz Kalantari examines the benefits of Lucideon’s MIDAR technology for high-temperature additive manufactured materials.

1 Feb 2017

Dr Martin Kemp looks at the ongoing developments in nanoenabled surfaces.

1 Feb 2017

Simon Frost charts the history of the favoured materials in applications where strength, stiffness and low weight are key.

1 Feb 2017

Fred Starr puts the UK’s burst water mains into perspective, recounting his experience with dirty water in Pakistan.

1 Feb 2017

Trisha Rice, Vice President and General Manager of materials science solutions at Thermo Fisher Scientific, talks to Ellis Davies about the HeliScan MicroCT Imaging System. 

1 Feb 2017

Khai Trung Le asks Professor Saiful Islam and Dr Duncan Broughton why we may still be relying on lithium-ion technology for decades to come.

THE CONTRASTING TALE OF TWO AUSTRALIAN STEEL COMPANIES

4 Jan 2017

BHP spun out two steel companies when it merged with Billiton and focused on mining. At the end of 2016, one is booming, the other is bust. James Perkins looks at why.

4 Jan 2017

Dr Clare Perkins and Emily Walport describe the factors that are driving the development of lower emission materials and reducing hazardous content in construction and design.

4 Jan 2017

From investigating carbon composites to winning I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here, Rhys Archer discusses her winding path into materials science    

4 Jan 2017

Anna Ploszajski delves into the history of one of mankind’s longest used natural resources. 

4 Jan 2017

Ed Littlewood, Marketing Manager of the Medical Dental Products Division at Renishaw, UK, talks to Ellis Davies about using additive manufacturing to create surgical guides and implants. 

4 Jan 2017

Ellis Davies takes a look at how alternative building materials are being used around the world.

4 Jan 2017

Allan Childs proposes we shift focus from new nuclear to energy from waste.

4 Jan 2017

A new study has found that a small percentage of scientists are undertaking a disproportionate percentage of peer reviews. Kathryn Allen takes a look at the peer review process. 

4 Jan 2017

With Canada’s mining industry booming, Michael Schwartz takes a look at the recent developments contributing to its ever-growing success.

4 Jan 2017

Chris Broadbent considers the contribution of EU-funded research and innovation to the renaissance of the European mining industry.