• High velocity forming of fuel cell plates

    Materials World magazine
    A production process, based on high velocity metal forming, can manufacture fuel cell bipolar plates in a fraction of the time normally required, according to a technology firm in the USA. This could also make fuel cell production cheaper.
  • IOM3 2009 Award and Prize winners announced

    The recipients of the 2009 Institute Awards and Prizes have been decided. The premier award winners will receive their awards at a ceremony on 7 July.
  • Professor Roderick Smith

    On track – talking to Professor Roderick Smith

    Materials World magazine
    A long-time proponent of high-speed rail in the UK, Professor Roderick Smith of Imperial College London is passionate about showing people how engineering can improve their lives.
  • Nuclear fusion takes materials to the extreme

    Materials World magazine
    As fusion power becomes more of a reality, scientists at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority are working against the clock to develop materials that can handle its extreme conditions.
  • Literature Review Prize Masterclass participants

    Materials Literature Review Prize masterclass

    The Masterclass for the IOM3 Materials Literature Review Prize, run by the Editorial Board of the Institute journal Material Science and Technology , was held on 23 February at the Institute’s London headquarters.
  • aeroplane

    Tough stuff - titanium takes on TRIP steel?

    Materials World magazine
    Forming a martensite phase in beta titanium alloys could achieve toughness properties similar to transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP) steels, say researchers in The Netherlands.
  • rust

    Smart detection of corrosion

    Materials World magazine
    Researchers in the USA are developing a smart coating to enable early detection of rust or corrosion in metals.
  • Retrofit for the Future - Project Brokering Workshops

    On 28th January 2009 the Prime Minister and Lord Drayson announced Retrofit for the Future, £10 million of funding from the Technology Strategy Board to address the challenge of housing refurbishment, as detailed in the Government's Heat and Energy Saving Strategy. A series of free brokerage events are being held in the coming months with the aim of putting consortia together to bid for these funds.
  • Designing packs with the right eco-profile

    Packaging Professional magazine
    An online comparison tool to help designers in the USA and Europe choose the most environmentally-friendly material and processing technique for their packaging is being launched by GreenBlue, a not-for-profit institute in the USA.
  • Recycling targets stand firm for 2009

    Packaging Professional magazine
    The UK’s packaging recycling targets for 2009 will not change, says the Government. The announcement follows its review of the volatile global recycling market caused by the economic crisis and China’s decision to ban imports of mixed plastics waste.