Spotlight: Testing and inspection

Cement is created by a complex process involving multiple ingredients, testing is therefore essential to ensure compliance with specification and application requirements. Alfonso Rivera, Technical Department and Field Service Manager for materials testing ELE International, UK, reports.

Nanonis Tramea

Spotlight – How to... characterise and analyse materials with a quantum transport measurement system

Dr Harriet van der Vliet*, Quantum Engineer at Oxford Instruments, Dr George Lengel at SPECS-TII Inc. and Dr Alessandro Pioda at SPECS Zurich GmbH explain how quantum transport measurement systems, such as the Nanonis Tramea, facilitate research in device characterisation.

Spotlight – How to... effectively use microscopy in the metals industry

Dr. Roger Barnett, Applications Development Engineer, Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd, gives an overview of microscopy in the metals industry.

Spotlight – Additive Manufacturing

Gary Taylor, Regional Manager at additive manufacturing service provider EOS UK and Ireland, explains the transformative nature of additive manufacturing.

Spotlight – A snapshot of additive manufacturing

Dr Martin Baumers, Assistant Professor of Additive Manufacturing Management at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing, UK, takes a look at the industry and the materials it uses.

Six mistakes to avoid when tempering glass

Sami Kelin, Product Manager at Glaston, Finland, explains some common mistakes made in the tempering of glass. 

Exploring injection moulding

Sara Cammarano, Senior Industrial Issues Executive at the British Plastics Federation, gives an overview of injection moulding.

Spotlight: Non-destructive testing

Dr Ian R Holton, Acutance Scientific Ltd & BLG Vantage Ltd, UK, explores strain mapping on the 100-nanometre scale using HR EBSD.

Spotlight – Testing and inspection

Dr Joy Sumner, Lecturer in Energy Materials at Cranfield University, UK, explains hot corrosion testing.

Spotlight: Automated sewing

Palaniswamy ‘Raj’ Rajan, CEO of SoftWear, USA, talks to Ellis Davies about the company’s Sewbots and automated worklines.