High-performance polymers – a new era of development

High-performance polymers could hold the key to the development of new materials for additive manufacturing, as Paul McCutchion explains.

Extreme recreation

Peter Wilson looks at the use of wood in some of the most hostile environments.

Nano steps for the minerals industry

Dr Barrie O’Connell CEng argues how nanotechnology could benefit the minerals industry.

Colombia – a key South American player

Michael Schwartz examines the mining industry of one of the world’s top coal exporters, which boasts significant copper-gold deposits, too.

Q&A – Stefan Sabo-Walsh

Natalie Daniels talks to Stefan Sabo-Walsh about identifying conflict minerals and the impact of illegal mining on the electronics industry.