Surface engineering hub - information about the sector

An update on the website for the Surface Engineering Division of IOM3, first presented in Materials World in 2008.

Rocket-powered records

Necessity is the mother of invention, as Plato is widely quoted as saying, although, in my opinion, breakthroughs in design more often come about by existing materials being used in untried ways.
Robert Brian Dunn

Robert Brian Dunn FREng FIMMM (Obit)

Robert Brian Dunn was a Lancashire man by birth, born in 1924 into a family engaged in coal mining for many generations. He died in late November 2008.

All the whey - packaging made from dairy products

Markus Schmid, Florian Wild and Karin Agulla, all of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Freising, Germany, outline the initial results of a project to produce recyclable and biodegradable packaging from dairy products.
Joseph Hotchkiss

Wrap it up, start again - packaging education in Michigan

Joseph Hotchkiss is anxious to bring academia in sync with industry demand. As Director of Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, USA, he hopes to steer the department into practical development.