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Clinging on

Ben Dempster and Jennifer Unsworth reveal how natural materials such as limpet teeth continue to inspire high-tech innovation

Liberating graphene and graphite

Industrial scale production of functionalised graphitic carbon nanomaterials

PZT materials withstand deep sea pressures

A pressure of 27,000psi (1,862bar) was applied to each ceramic type - equivalent to a depth of 18,500m underwater

Resin creates diffused lighting effect for LEDs

Protective and decorative polyurethane resins will be of particular interest to LED lighting manufacturers

On the surface of polymers

Differences between polymers and other engineering materials create technical challenges in a production environment

Designing for the ‘circular’ economy

Plastics Recycling Expo takes place in Telford, UK, next week

3D engineered super insulation solution

Provides insulation performance up to five times better than that of conventional insulators, says Morgan Advanced Materials

New air-operated pump

The new pump FDM 07 is a small product with big performance

Expert advice on lubrication of rolling bearings

Schaeffer publishes guide on everything you need to know about the lubrication of rolling bearings

Fashion statement

Louise Smyth meets the speakers whose presentations on wearable electronics were the highlight of a recent industry event

Large diameter rupture discs

Roger Bours reveals how the latest generation of rupture discs is proving popular at chemical processing plants

Piezo actuators for microstructuring

Steffen Arnold and Frank Neumann explain how microstructuring is benefiting from the latest breed of piezo actuators

Fast-cure PU polyurethane

Cures extremely quickly and allows the production of high heat stable modelling, tooling and rapid prototyping boards

Multi-million pound investment in technology innovation

As global markets increasingly turn to high-performance polymers, Victrex plans new world-class Polymer Innovation Centre

New colour options for 3D printing materials

Options include red, orange, dark grey, yellow, green, dark blue, white and light grey, says Stratasys Ltd

Recycling plastic scrap

Tailor-made plastic washing plant optimises throughput, product quality and operating cost

Testing composites more efficiently

The increased need for using lightweight materials in a variety of products and parts has accelerated the amount and type of tests performed on composite materials

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