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Dr Claudio Ronchi discusses his work on nuclear materials.

Thermoplastic sandwich panel promises weight savings for aircraft interiors

French company SMTC is introducing Dynatech, a thermoplastic sandwich panel reported to offer significant weight and cost savings in aircraft and train int

Corrective measures are now reinvigorating India’s Renewable Energy sector, which had been marred by uncertainty, and abrupt changes, in policy in the last

Japan's Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd (SB), a specialist in high performance plastics, has acquired Vaupell, a US-based manufacturer of moulded components for a

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Developments in affordable lightweight composite materials that can be used in mass production processes were to the fore at JEC Europe recently. Reinforce

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Hexcel has introduced a number of new products for the aerospace and industrial markets. Reinforced Plastics reports on a new carbon fibre and an aerospace

Renishaw, which makes metal additive manufacturing machines in the UK, has collaborated with a British bicycle company to create the world’s first 3D prin

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Developments in affordable lightweight composite materials that can be used in mass production processes were to the fore at JEC Europe recently. Reinforce

A new alternate approach to data processing for atom probe tomography.

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Reinforced Plastics reports on a new method of reducing the density of SMC mouldings for automotive applications developed by DSM using a high performance

An essential part of the PM2014 show, which took place in May in Orlando, Florida, is the MPIF’s Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards. Find out

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Cobalt accelerators have been widely used in unsaturated polyester resin technology for many years. However, doubts about the metals toxicity remain. Wim C

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include: a method for manufacturing large GRP storage tanks, and a pet

Cobalt accelerators have been widely used in unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) technology for many years. However, doubts about the metal's toxicity remain

High performance materials are often difficult to bond. Sarah Vickers of Oxford Advanced Surfaces explains adhesion promotion of polyurethane and epoxy coa

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EMO (Exposition Mondiale d’Outils) 2013 was held in Hanover, Germany late last year. In the last part of his review, Consulting Editor Ken Brookes looks at

The use of composites in civil and military aircraft continues to increase. Freelance journalist George Marsh summarises where the use of reinforced plasti

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3B-the fibreglass company has launched new food contact grade products that retain good performance properties. Reinforced Plastics reports on the new fibr

EMO (Exposition Mondiale d’Outils) 2013 was held in Hanover, Germany late last year. In the thiird part of his review, Consulting Editor Ken Brookes looks

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This month saw the passing of one of the real pioneers of the PM industry, Norbert A (Norb) Arnold.

EMO (Exposition Mondiale d’Outils) 2013 was held in Hanover, Germany late last year. In the second part of his review, Consulting Editor Ken Brookes looks

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AGY is adapting its S-2 glass fibres to meet specific end-user requirements. These include one range designed to meet the challenging conditions found in t

This article, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, discusses the need for incorporation of stochastic si

The winning cover image of Volume 9, Issue 1 on Nano Today.

EMO (Exposition Mondiale d’Outils) 2013 was held in Hanover, Germany late last year. In the first part of his review, Consulting Editor Ken Brookes discuss

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include: the integration of solar cells in GRP boat hulls; FRP reinfor

The winner is announced of the 8th Feng Xinde Polymer Prize.

This review, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, presents the development of contemporary approaches in

Leading academicians and experts have come together to offer their expertise on a number of topics common to materials and product design.

The use of composites in civil and military aircraft continues to increase. Freelance journalist George Marsh summarises where the use of reinforced plasti

The fully revised second edition of this book examines the gamut of nuclear waste issues.

This book introduces and explores the structure, properties, processing, and applications of natural fibre reinforcements.

This book reviews the different types of spinning techniques for synthetic polymer-based fibers, and issues such as their effect on fiber properties.

This series provides the fundamentals of the manufacturing of metallic materials, from raw materials into finished parts or products.

This paper, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, aims to summarise the principles of induction heating w

Zachie De Beer discusses why carbon fibre is chosen over other high-performance fibres in a selection of advanced composite applications.

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This review, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part B: Engineering, summarises recent developments in flax fibre and its composites.

This review, published in the Elsevier journal Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, concludes that green composites have potential for use

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The infrared heating process is offering an increasing number of options for processors of composite materials. Dr. Cathal Wilson and Dr. Gerard McGranagha

Consultant editor Ken Brookes visited the recent 3D Print Show in London and finds that additive manufacturing is proving addictive.

A round-up of some of the latest composites-related patents. This month's inventions include: a heat exchanger based on polymer composite; a carbon fibre m

Part 1 of this feature discussed the properties required of a core material. In Part 2 we outline some examples of the use of sandwich structures in the co

Increased use of composites in traditional wind turbines and new ways to harness wind power that make use of the versatility of reinforced plastics are on

Read how a Japanese metal powder manufacturer improved product quality and efficiencies via a water-jet atomisation process – and a little help from a spec

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Review of An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation by Stephane Gin.

The infrared heating process is offering an increasing number of options for processors of composite materials. Dr. Cathal Wilson and Dr. Gerard McGranagha

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 – the 9th European Trade Fair and Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications, takes place on 7-9 October in Düsseldorf. Annka

Dutch company Airborne International wants to be a leading player in the supply of composite blades for tidal turbines. We found out more from Peter Coppen

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Increased use of composites in traditional wind turbines and new ways to harness wind power that make use of the versatility of reinforced plastics are on

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This paper presents a combined experimental and theoretical study of ethylene adsorbed on free C60 and its aggregates.

The JEC Europe exhibition takes place in Paris, France on 11-13 March. In our preview we take a look at some of the products and technologies exhibitors wi

The JEC Europe exhibition takes place in Paris, France on 11-13 March. In our preview we take a look at some of the products and technologies exhibitors wi

REF Contributor George Marsh looks at the various systems that harness the enormous power contained in sea waves, as well as the ingenious means being deve

Cores in a sandwich construction are specified by designers to increase stiffness and reduce the weight of a composite structure. Part 1 of this feature di

Currently, global engineering company Renishaw is the only UK manufacturer of powder bed machines for additive manufacturing, sometimes known as 3D printin

Steel, cast iron and concrete have traditionally been used in the construction industry for manhole and trench covers. However, a need to control corrosion

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Is a lack of innovation the result of the collective effect of individual project endeavours frustrated by technological, economic or social circumstances?

Numerous papers presented at PowderMet 2013 reflected the innovative use of light alloys in automotive applications. Joe Capus, MPR consulting editor, disc

Corrosion in oil and gas fields can be extremely costly. David Marshall, President, Duoline® Technologies explains how glass reinforced epoxy composite lin

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The association of composite companies and research institutes Carbon Composites e.V. has produced its latest review of the global carbon fibre market. We

Oppositely charged polyelectrolytes can be used to form various types of self-assembled structures directed by multivalent ionic interactions.

The European Additive Manufacturing Group was formed by the EPMA in May 2013; however, PM2013 in Gothenburg was its first public gathering. Consultant Edit

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An Atom Probe Tomography video reconstruction of an Al-Mg-Li alloy.

In this feature we review the key business news in the composites industry of 2013 – including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

2013 was another big year in automotive composites. Here we take a look at some of the key developments, including the much-anticipated launch of the BMW i

In his ongoing review of papers presented at PowderMet 2013, MPR consulting editor Joe Capus takes a look at advancements in powder metallurgy copper and t

The association of composite companies and research institutes Carbon Composites e.V. has produced its latest review of the global carbon fibre market. Mar

Student engineers use AM technology for the first time to lighten the load of critical steering components.

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