Cross laminated-timber on display

Peter Wilson* takes a look at the development, and some of the standout works of hardwood cross-laminated timber.

Lasers of durability

Paula Sonne of manufacturing company Wärtsilä, Finland, examines white metal laser technology and its applications across the metals industry.

Q&A with Dr Phillip Harrison

Dr Philip Harrison, CEO of SofMat, talks to Gary Peters about the company’s anti-counterfeit 3D marking technologies, which are invisible to the naked eye and could have applications in a number of industries.

Maintaining wind turbine blades

Dr Kirsten Dyer, Senior Materials Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult explores the testing and projects needed to avoid blade edge erosion through the development of advanced coatings.

A better battery

Brett L Lucht, Professor of Chemistry, and Zachary L Brown, PhD student, at the University of Rhode Island, USA, talk about the development of lithium-ion batteries and the work done in their lab.