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  • Coming soon – self-healing materials

    Barnaby Redwood looks at some examples of self-healing materials making their way on to today’s market.
  • Sulphur finds a way in plastic production

    Sulphur feedstock is cheap, available and going to waste. Dr Joseph C Bear of Kingston University, UK, discusses the potential to use sulphur in polymer production.
  • Spotlight: How to... employ quenching and partitioning

    Professor David V Edmonds, University of Leeds, UK, explores a novel heat treatment concept for quenching and partitioning.
  • The Bernie Rickinson era

    Dr Bernie Rickinson, departing CEO of IOM3, speaks to Ellis Davies about his time at the Institute, his career, and plans for the future.
  • The commercialisation of graphene

    Liam Critchley examines in the graphene industry since 2017, and the paths towards commercialisation.
  • Spotlight: How to... reduce plastic packaging wall thickness using injection compression moulding

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s UK packaging expert Kevin Heap talks through the commercial and ecological benefits of injection compression moulding and how the technique compares with traditional moulding of ultra-thin plastic packaging.
  • 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.
  • Material Marvels: Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle returned to the public eye when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. But the castle itself is the star, spanning Norman, gothic, medieval, Tudor, baroque and modern eras and styles. Ceri Jones takes a look at this building so deeply rooted in British history.
  • 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.
  • Metallurgy in the UK

    Qualifications in metallurgy are increasingly diminishing in the UK. Richard Brown of M&C Educational Training Services Ltd discusses the current situation and how metallurgy training can be saved.