• Manufacturing Awards open for entries

    UK manufacturers have until 31 July to enter the EEF Manufacturing Awards.
  • Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology's Table of Contents for Volume 2, Issue 1 released...

    Maney Publishing
    Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology is a unique multidisciplinary resource which publishes high quality innovative research on the generation, properties and applications of bubbles in the life and physical sciences, engineering and medicine. View this article for a preview of the confirmed contents for Volume 2, Issue 1.
  • Driving forward with cellulosic fibres

    Wood Focus magazine
    Replacing the glass fibres in sheet moulding compound (SMC) automotive parts with natural wood or plant cellulosic fibres is the focus of research at the College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University, USA. The team claims this will reduce the cost of vehicle components, as well as improve their environmental credentials by employing a lighter weight, non-petroleum based, biodegradable and organic component.
  • High-velocity oxyide fuel thermal spray process

    Thermal spraying under control

    Materials World magazine
    Improving process control of thermal spray technologies to enable better application of nanostructured coatings is the aim of a research project at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. The team has created a numerical model of high-velocity oxide fuel (HVOF) and high-velocity suspension flame spraying (HVSFS).
  • Top 10 papers for materials science and engineering journals freely available online

    Maney Publishing
    Top 10 papers for journals within the materials science and engineering collection are freely available online in 2010. The collections represent the best articles published in the journal over the last five years, with some of which receiving a publication award from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. The top 10 were selected for their presentation of outstanding new research and valuable reviews of the field. Articles are available for free through individual journal websites, or at the Maney Material Science & Engineering Spotlight.
  • Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) launch, December 2009

    Energy Materials Group
    The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) led by the University of Sheffield with Rolls-Royce and supported by the University of Manchester will be based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield.
  • Investment needed in UK nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is of national importance to the UK but the methodology for developing new technologies needs to be streamlined. These were some of the conclusions from a survey which asked leading research scientists about the opportunities and barriers for UK-based nanotechnology.
  • The research into ‘growing’ nanowires conducted at Lund University, Sweden, could lead to 3D circuit design

    Growing up with nanowires

    Materials World magazine
    European researchers have devised a technology for ‘growing’ nanowires in a vertical configuration, which they say could lead to smaller, faster and more energy-efficient computer microchips. The project focused on combining silicon nanowires with indium arsenide and germanium substrates to overcome previous problems of using a gold catalyst.
  • Tribology: Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces publishes special issue on nanotechnology

    Maney Publishing
    The latest issue of the journal Tribology: Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces presents a selection of papers on the theme of nanotechnology. Edited by Professor Dr Ing Wilfried Bartz (Technische Akademie Esslingen, Germany) and Professor Anne Neville and Dr Tomasz Liskiewicz (University of Leeds, UK), the issue comprises contributions on the tribological behaviour of nanostructured materials and thin films, including interaction with lubricants, and mechanical and surface characterisation at the micro- and nano-scale.
  • Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering publishes special issue on manufacturing and design of composites

    Maney Publishing
    The December special issue of Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Macromolecular Engineering contains 14 contributions reporting the latest research in the manufacturing, design and recycling of advanced polymer matrix composites.