Hot stuff – record melting point for ceramics

Materials World magazine
Scientists in Russia claim to have created the most heat-resistant ceramic material. Idha Valeur catches up with them.

Kirigami-inspired shoe coating for better surface grip

Materials World magazine
Inspired by the Japanese papercutting technique, Kirigami, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, have created a coating for shoe soles to improve grip on potentially dangerous surfaces such as icy roads.

Putting a brave face on dental surgery with bone-graft material

Materials World magazine
A new bone-graft biomaterial could restore teeth while improving dental aesthetic and reducing pain. Shardell Joseph reports.

IOM3 responds to Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into E-Waste and the Circular Economy

IOM3 has submitted written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy that was re-launched in March 2020. This inquiry explores how the UK could reduce its environmental impact, create economic opportunities and maintain access to critical materials by better managing and minimising its e-waste.
Plastic pipes. Credit: TWI

NIC developing guidelines for composites in downhole oil and gas

IOM3 Content Cafe
International organisations TWI and DNV GL have come together under the Non-metallic Innovation Centre (NIC) to address the challenge of corrosion in downhole tubing and casing applications in the oil and gas industry.