• The hard tests

    Determining material hardness is a process that has been around for over 250 years, and it shows no signs falling down the pecking order. Materials World speaks to Sean Malloy who examines some of the most common tests being used in materials development.
  • Retrofitting and updating

    Wolfgang Decker, Global Managing Director at Accenture, Germany, explores the complications and challenges of retrofitting machinery and systems to the Industrial Internet of Things.
  • Nuclear plans for Brexit

    As the UK continues on its difficult path towards Brexit in March 2019, there is little said so far about European collaborative research and how this might continue with UK participation post-Brexit. Kevin Mottershead, Mark Chatterton and John Sharples describe some of these activities in nuclear research.
  • Safe testing

    Iain Wood, Regional SHE Manager at Element Material Technology talks to Ellis Davies about the health and safety involved in materials testing.
  • A partnership in coatings

    Stuart Lyon, AkzoNobel Professor of Corrosion Control in the Corrosion and Protection Centre at the University of Manchester, UK, and Simon Gibbon, AkzoNobel Corrosion Community of Practise, discuss their strategic research partnership.
  • A bridge of polymer

    Eric Kid , Bedford Reinforced Plastics, UK, looks at the use of fiberglass-reinforced polymer in bridge construction, reinforcement and retrofitting.
  • Going beyond X-rays

    Atomic Weapons Establishment scientists Giles Aldrich-Smith and Nicholas Bazin describe the development and validation of compact room scale fast neutron imaging capabilities.
  • Spotlight: How to... use the USF-2000A ultrasonic fatigue testing system

    Trevor Wright , MTM Technical Specialist at analytical instruments company Shimadzu UK Limited, talks through the USF-2000A system and how it can be used to test metal samples.
  • Spotlight: How to... use CT scanning in well bore analysis

    Ben Morgan of Nikon Metrology explains how the company’s computed tomography scans of rock core samples have been used to improve oil and gas flow predictions.
  • Mark Miodownik on the future of materials science

    Mark Miodownik, Professor of Materials and Society at University College London, and Director of the Institute of Making, talks to Ellis Davies about his career and the future of materials science.

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