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The Cage System heats the surface of the mould for a higher quality injection

Heated moulds

A system for plastic injection that heats and cools the suface of the mould to enable higher quality injection using less pressure is now available from RocTool, based in Bellignat, France.
A prototype microchannelled material <br />for acoustic absorption experiments <br />in aircraft. Image courtesy of Gary Meek

Acoustic absorption in aircraft

Honeycomb-like structures within nickel-based superalloys could reduce the noise emitted from aircraft engines by trapping the sound waves and dissipating them through viscous shear.

Making UK indigenous minerals matter

The Living with Minerals 3 conference, held in London, UK, on 3 November 2008, was part of an ongoing campaign by the UK National Minerals Forum to highlight some of the difficulties facing the minerals industry in securing a licence to operate.
Nuclear repository in Dopravni, Czech Republic

Geologists explore nuclear storage

The UK is again considering underground nuclear waste storage. Delegates at an event at the Geological Society in London, UK, on 24 October, heard that site selection should be about meeting a risk target.
Brick containing 97% glass

Increasing the glass content in bricks

A brick containing 97% recycled glass has improved energy efficiency compared to clay bricks, claims UK firm Geofusion, based in Worcester. The geobrick is produced from a combination of container glass and cathode ray tube panel glass.

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