Covers the macromolecular engineering of polymeric and related materials and polymer matrix composites, i.e. the manipulation of structure at the molecular scale to control properties and fitness for purpose of the final component.
Originally conceived for 3D-printed metal parts, a new surface finishing approach is finding application as a post-heat treatment process. Jonathan Housden, Project Coordinator at Wallwork in Cambridge, UK, gives us the lowdown.
UK-based Thermal Recycling has demonstrated the scientific process of denaturing to convert roof sheets containing asbestos into a new material on an industrial scale, which can then be used for aggregates in road building.
Covers fundamental and technological aspects of the properties, characterisation, modelling, processing, and fabrication of engineering materials, with a particular interest in microstructure–property–processing relationships.
Lithium carbonate has been successfully produced from two UK sources – one from Cornish Lithium’s Trelavour project site in Cornwall and another from Scotland. High-purity lithium carbonate is a raw material for lithium-ion battery cells, such as those used in electric vehicles.