• Powering up composites

    Materials World magazine
    Demand for small, electrically driven unmanned air vehicles (SEUAVs) in the military and civil sectors has led researchers at The Welding Institute (TWI) in Cambridge, UK, to explore the use of embedded fuel cells to help power lightweight composite structures, typically constructed from carbon or glass fibre-reinforced epoxy.
  • IOM3 at Japanese automotive congress

    IOM3
    Report on the Institute's participation at The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan's Annual Congress
  • Final programme available for Materials Congress

    IOM3
    A full listing of presentations is now available for Materials Congress, which is being held from 13-15 May in Grantham, UK. The technical symposia and masterclasses incorporate an exciting array of speakers representing a vast array of sectors.
  • Overview of programme for Materials Congress 2008

    IOM3
    An 'at a glance' programme for Materials Congress 2008, to be held on 13-15 May 2008 in Grantham, can be downloaded for a quick and easy overview of all the sessions taking place.
  • Biomimetic smart polymer goes from hard to soft

    Materials World magazine
    A new polymer nanocomposite that turns from hard to soft and vice versa on exposure to chemical stimuli, such as water, could be used in bulletproof vests and implants for artificial nervous systems to treat strokes or spinal cord injuries, say US researchers.
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    Draft programmes available for Materials Congress

    IOM3
    Draft programmes for Materials Congress are now available online.
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    Materials Congress 2008 plenary speakers announced

    IOM3
    Plenary speakers have been confirmed for Materials Congress.
  • Microring device prototype

    Optical microcircuits with electrical properties

    Materials World magazine
    Optical microcircuits that integrate electronic functions may be achievable thanks to a new bonding technique to adhere gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium phosphide (InP) substrates to create an active microring resonator. This could then be used to fuse the substrates to silicon wafers.
  • Processing metals

    Metals processing cash boost

    Materials World magazine
    A multi-million pound grant has been awarded to the University of Sheffield's Institute for Microstructured and Mechanical Process Engineering (IMMPETUS) to help UK-based metals processing companies improve efficiency.
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner aeroplane

    Closed loop system for carbon fibre

    Materials World magazine
    The demand for carbon fibre-based composites is growing, particularly in aerospace, prompting the need to look at ways to recycle and reuse carbon fibre in a closed loop system.

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