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Materials features, July 2020

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Materials in 2020

Jon Evans looks back over materials science in 2020.

Antiviral boost for nanoparticles

Promethean Particles is collaborating with the healthcare industry to develop new applications for its copper nanoparticles.

A brief overview of Thermo Fisher company and its output.

Comprehensive powder characterization is vital if the metal 3D printing market is to bridge the gap between technology and certification.

In the past few years, composite materials have gained huge traction in the building industry owing to the numerous benefits which they provide.

Joe Capus reviews the products that won this year's online Design Awards.

A US start-up has developed a material modifier which, at tiny concentrations, could increase composite toughness by 100%.

To improve the tribological properties of composite materials, researchers have suggested the introduction of solid lubricants as a reinforcing phase.

The quality of the build parts in this process depends on the consolidation kinetics which is directly influenced by the process parameters.

Robert Glass, Head of Marketing at leading composites technology company, Exel Composites, examines the progress of composites.

The annual report of the JPMA provides a unique overview of the activities and latest results of the PM industry in Japan.

Andy Cormack, marketing & communications manager at the EPMA, summarizes the organization's recent online show.

MPIF President Dean Howard reviews the state of the North American PM industry in the light of COVID-19.

Materials scientist Pete Beavis explains why we need to stop demonizing plastics and celebrate those who are reducing the impact on the environment.

A revolutionary 3D weaving system that redefines current industry standards – deploying cutting edge technology both in concept & design.

During the EPMA 2019 Annual Congress, experts in the fields of hard materials and additive manufacturing studied the interlocking status of their arts.

Tales of atomising and sintering stainless steel alloys and other super alloys.

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

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.

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