SAE VII, the seventh in the series of ‘Structural Adhesives in Engineering’ conferences, will unfortunately be the last, following the decline in attendance and in the numbers of presentations submitted.
Southside Thermal Sciences (STS) Ltd, London, UK, plans to begin final trials of its 'smart' thermal barrier coating (TBC) for online non-destructive inspection of gas turbines used in power generation and aircraft. The coating works by embedding the ceramic surface with rare earth ions that have a phosphorescent response under excitation light and will reveal information about temperatures at the surface and subsurface of the coating, as well as erosion and changes of phase composition.
The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.
Diarmiud Gavin's Silver-Gilt Medal winning garden at the 2004 Chelsea Flower Show utilises steel balls sprayed and fired to fuse the coloured glass to the steel at a temperature above 800 degrees Celsius.
The Society for Adhesion and Adhesives has been formed to promote the advancement of the science and technology of adhesion and adhesives via seminars, conferences, and by co-operation with and between learned societies, for whom adhesion and adhesives are an enabling technology.