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MPR Consulting Editor Joseph Capus spoke Dr Martin Kearns, Acting Managing Director of Sandvik Osprey.

The challenges of bonding composites

We look at the challenges of joining composite materials together and the advantages that adhesives and tapes have over traditional metal fasteners.

A new way of finishing reinforced plastic surfaces at the molecular level could lead to better bonding and a wider range of materials.

Dean Howard, president of the MPIF, presents his report on the US powder metal (PM) industry in 2020.

Liz Nickels reports on a new research center in Wales that links academia and industry in the field of engineering and materials research.

The engineering sector is experiencing a new wave of possibilities thanks to material innovation.

This trend for smarter technologies extends beyond electronic devices and into the materials that create them.

Magnetic materials are one type of functional materials that has generated interest lately in the AM community.

A UK company has recently doubled its capacity for precision cutting of composites – reducing waste and improving efficiency.

A New York company has developed design software for metal AM that could help engineers exploit its lightweighting.

We propose moving to a newly invented biopolymer platform to resolve the problem of single use plastics in medical applications.

What are the pros and cons of powder bed fusion, and will this technology grow and evolve in the coming years?

Chris Matenaers, marketing director of Zoro UK stresses why it is important that SMEs must have confidence in PPE suppliers.

High hardness, good mechanical properties such as bending strength, tribological properties and others are desired in ceramic-metal composites.

Professor Hani Henein gave a lecture on the work of his research group in the field of micro-gravity as it related to rapid solidification of metals.

A biopolymer made from renewable feedstocks could answer the UK’s ban on single-use plastics.

One of the most innovative events in additive manufacturing, Additive International 2019 was unusually comprehensive, with an excellent speakers’ panel.

New high-speed PM laser deposition technology could dramatically improve the wear resistance of mechanical parts.

A dark form of aluminium oxide could help improve solar receivers while making them cheaper

A UK composite parts manufacturer has experienced a 50% growth over six months. Liz Nickels spoke to Rockwood Composites about what prompted the growth.

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