The University of Sheffield joins European 3D printing consortium

Materials World magazine
The University of Sheffield has joined a €17mln European project to enhance the 3D printing industry and its capabilities. Shardell Joseph finds out more.

Urbach Tower in Germany constructed with self-shaping wood

Materials World magazine
A 14m-tall tower has been constructed in Germany using curved wood components that have been self-shaped. Shardell Joseph reports.

Sequins made from wood could be bio-based alternative in fashion

Materials World magazine
Wood can be turned into glittering sequins, as demonstrated by the Bio Iridescent Sequin project. Shardell Joseph writes.

UK search for ‘straw-ternatives’ after plastic straw ban for 2020

Materials World magazine
The UK will be banning its use of plastic straws by 2020, sparking debate on potential alternatives and their viability for replacing single-use straws. Shardell Joseph investigates.

An insight into timber in construction and regulation following the Barking blaze

Materials World magazine
A fire that engulfed a block of flats in London has brought timber under scrutiny. Shardell Joseph looks into timber in construction, regulations and the impact of misconceptions.