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The growth of additive layer manufacturing

Additive layer manufacturing is a growing technology, finding use in a range of sectors, as Robert Lancaster explains.

Characterising microstructures

Understanding microstructures is the route to predictability, as Neil Hollyhoke, Dr Carl Slater and professors Claire Davis and Sridhar Seetharaman explain.

Material Marvels: Synthetic rubber and the artificial heart

James Perkins investigates the surprising connection between yoga pants and artificial hearts.

The rise of 3D printing robots

Gary Peters looks at the rise of mobile manufacturing.

Unlocking magma’s secrets

Peter D Lee, Yan Lavallée and Mike Burton describe their new process for understanding how and when violent eruptions might take place.