• Preventing body armour failure

    Materials World magazine
    Khai Trung Le looks at failures of various ballistic body armour, resulting in Kevlar maintaining its position as the king of personal protection.
  • Advanced Engineering 2017

    Materials World magazine
    In its ninth year, Advanced Engineering 2017 brought together experts from the composites industry, discussing how to overcome the uncertainty caused by Brexit and if automation is the answer. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • Engineering body, IOM3 achieves apprenticeship accreditation status

    IOM3
    A team from the Institute has been working with an industrial consortium over the last 18 months to develop an apprenticeship standard at level 3 which best meets the knowledge and skills needs of the multifaceted and economically significant industries that operate in the composites sector.
  • Education and Technician Awards Dinner 2017

    IOM3
    Winners of this year’s Education and Technician Awards gathered for a celebratory dinner at IOM3 headquarters in London on 2 November.
  • No more scratches

    Materials World magazine
    A double discovery could lead to scratchproof cars and a cheaper alternative to diamonds used in electronics, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Protecting pilots

    Materials World magazine
    Following a recent increase in laser pen attacks, Ellis Davies looks at the materials and methods protecting aircraft pilots and passengers.
  • Softer, stronger robots

    Materials World magazine
    Ellis Davies reports on an actuator material that could act as a muscle in soft robots.
  • Materials testing and NDT conference 2017-09-21

    Materials World magazine
    Ellis Davies reports on the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) Materials Testing exhibition and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Conference 2017.
  • Patent of the month: Thermally insulating polymer-aerogel foam

    Materials World magazine
    Dr Jennifer Unsworth of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers describes a thermoplastic polymer foam aerogel composite.
  • Rubber devulcanised by bacteria

    Materials World magazine
    A UK biotech company is launching a technology that uses bacteria to remove sulphur from rubber.

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