Students on an Advanced Materials course at Cranfield University, UK, have developed a solution for the automotive industry that reduces weight, lowers fuel costs and reduces carbon emissions, by using alternative materials for engine mountings.
SDP Pty the exploration consultancy, is using the mineralisation of gases, a geophysical sampling and identification technique, to offer an analysis and interpretation service that assists in the discovery of iron ore deposits.
A survey by the Metal Economics Group of the impact of global exploration expenditure by the mining industry details the changes in exploration budgets, and determines the specific areas and at which stage the money has been spent. Companies then use this trend data to determine the best use of resources and reserves needed to attract investment funding and achieve maximum return.
Reliable, high temperature, nanoscale measurements have been developed to test materials at elevated temperatures. This is vital to determine the failure of materials from fatigue and overload, and can lead to the creation of advanced materials that can operate in extreme environments.