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How we talk about plastics

Materials World magazine
Plastics can be recyclable, compostable biodegradeable – but what do these really mean? Stuart Patrick breaks down single-use plastics.

World premiere of the first 3D-printed steel bridge

Materials World magazine
The world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge previously featured in Materials World has now been completed, with a digital twin, and was unveiled at Dutch Design Week. Idha Valeur reports.

The black widow's steel strength web

Materials World magazine
Understanding how black widow spiders transform proteins into fibres as strong as steel may help scientists create strong synthetic materials. Idha Valeur reports.

Polymer from the membrane

Materials World magazine
Nafion membranes for hydrogen cells could be improved with new information on their interaction with water. Ellis Davies reports.

3D printing opportunities in blood vessels

Materials World magazine
A printing method that allows fine control over rigidity that can better mimic the complex structure of blood vessels has been developed at the University of Colorado. Khai Trung Le reports.

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