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.

How a mantis shrimp packs a punch

Materials World magazine
Robotics could be improved with super strength shrimp design. Ceri Jones reports.

New process for bark utilisation

Materials World magazine
A new process for extracting tannins from softwood bark has been discovered, making it possible to use the full material. Idha Valeur reports.

Patent of the Month – extreme heat

Materials World magazine
A new patent can help aircraft carriers withstand extreme temperatures, by Patent Attorney, Gemma McGeough from Withers & Rogers.

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.