Smoother catheter coating

A hydrophilic, polymeric coating for urinary catheters that makes them more durable and smooth has been developed by Lombard Medical Technologies, based in Sheffield, UK.

Manufacturing cheaper organic light emitting diodes

GE Global Research has developed a roll-to-roll process, similar to that used in newspaper printing, to mass-produce organic light emitting diodes. The company claims this technology will lower the cost of producing organic electronic products, which will be key if these devices are to succeed in the marketplace.

Extreme UV lithography to power electronics

US computer processing company AMD, in collaboration with IBM, has announced the development of a 22x33mm working test chip using extreme ultraviolet lithography for the critical first layer of metal connections across the entire chip.

Lead paste recycling

A more environmentally friendly technique for recycling lead paste from lead acid batteries has received a proof-of-concept grant from the UK’s East of England Development Agency (EEDA). The method reduces energy consumption as well as carbon and sulphur dioxide emissions, compared to existing approaches.

SISI Wilkinson lecture looks at chain making history

The Staffordshire Iron and Steel Institute held their Wilkinson Memorial Lecture evening in April 2008 at the Dudley Museum and Art gallery. The annual lecture, acknowledging the enterprise of John...