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Anyone who has studied
engineering, design or
technology will know that with
a truly iconic design the shape
or form follows directly from an
object’s function or purpose.
Professor Colin Bodsworth, who died in July 2010, was active in metallurgy.
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.
Nick Younger was born on 23 December 1934, and died in April 2010. He devoted his career to the realisation of new metallurgical processes.
In the December 2005 issue of Materials World, I wrote about Britain’s failure to invest in industrial R&D. The most recent international R&D scoreboard, published annually by the Department of...