• Barcode is water transferred onto ceramic sanitaryware

    Smart coding sanitaryware

    Clay Technology magazine
    An advanced high temperature barcoding system that can be easily applied to sanitaryware could significantly reduce manufacturing waste, says ceramic manufacturer Xerital Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
  • The material absorbing crack energy

    Ceramics toughen up

    Clay Technology magazine
    A building material that could lead to less brittle, crack resistant, ceramics has been developed by researchers at The University of Manchester, UK, after observing the properties and behaviour of nacre, which compromises calcium carbonate and proteins.
  • Top 10 papers for materials science and engineering journals freely available online

    Maney Publishing
    Top 10 papers for journals within the materials science and engineering collection are freely available online in 2010. The collections represent the best articles published in the journal over the last five years, with some of which receiving a publication award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The top 10 were selected for their presentation of outstanding new research and valuable reviews of the field. Articles are available for free through individual journal websites, or at the Maney Material Science & Engineering Spotlight.
  • Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) launch, December 2009

    Energy Materials Group
    The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) led by the University of Sheffield with Rolls-Royce and supported by the University of Manchester will be based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield.
  • An example of a simulated design for the cement bracket

    At the hard-to-soft tissue interface

    Materials World magazine
    Three-dimensional printed, calcium phosphate cement brackets may improve the bond between hard and soft tissue during ligament repair.
  • Ultraporcrete developed at the Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany

    Going strong with foam concrete

    Materials World magazine
    Air hardened, mineral-bound foam concretes that can be produced cost effectively for load-bearing structures, are now available, say researchers at the Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany. Ultraporcrete is said to combine the strength, low density and good heat insulation of cellular and foam concrete, without the need for energy intensive autoclave manufacturing.
  • 2010 Davidge Medal: call for entries

    Maney Publishing
    Call for entries now open for the 2010 Davidge Medal; an annual prize for the best literature review by a PhD student on an innovative topic in ceramics. It commemorates the distinguished contributions to the science and application of ceramics made by the late Roger Davidge (1936 -97). The Medal is open to postgraduates studying for a materials science and engineering related qualification at any academic institution worldwide. Initial submissions are due by Friday 30 April 2010 .
  • New award for young architects

    IOM3
    The Institute is sponsoring a prize within the President's Medals co-ordinated by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • Call for papers for Materials Congress

    IOM3
    Materials Congress 2010 – Materials for Extreme Environments and Times is inviting papers until 31 March. To be held from 20-23 September in Kuala Lumpur, the technical programme will explore materials and processes that can meet industry and society demand.
  • Concrete fills up on fibre

    Materials World magazine
    A novel bi-component fibre using two different polymers may pave the way for a concrete that has the required impact resistance and flexural strength but without the need for steel fibre reinforcement. The technology is said to overcome the previous challenges of producing high performance concrete using polymeric fibres.

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