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  • Q&A with research fellow Dr Rebecca Boston

    Idha Valeur talks to Dr Rebecca Boston, research fellow, about her career and how she secured five years of funding for her research into controlling crystal growth in materials.
  • Spotlight: How to... use metal injection moulding

    Andrew Almond of European Powder Metallurgy Association* explains the metal injection moulding process and its benefits.
  • Funding and the Future

    Idha Valeur investigates the lay of the funding-land, the current R&D situation in the UK and what to expect with Brexit looming in the new year.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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