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Material Marvels: The Vespa

Piaggio’s most iconic product was revealed in the Rome Golf Club in 1946 – a scooter named Vespa. Idha Valeur looks at the history behind the creation, its evolution and the materials used.

Plasma as a chemistry delivery method

Molecular Plasma Group CEO, Marc Jacobs, and Jackweld Ltd Director Stuart Jackman, explain how a molecular plasma technology can help multiple materials to bond.

High-temperature composites for aerospace

University of Birmingham Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Jon Binner FIMMM, discusses ceramics being tested to withstand 3,000 o C for potential aerospace use.

Solid-state batteries

Ilika Product Commercialisation Manager, Denis Pasero, discusses the prospects of solid-state batteries in electric vehicles with Anthony Caggiano.

Assessing composite joints on ships

Lightweighting ship joints can help facilitate ship fuel reductions. Geir Ólafsson, Rachael Tighe, Stephen Boyd, Richard Trumper and Janice M Dulieu-Barton discuss a method for testing composite joints in maritime applications.

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