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Hot coatings for composites

Tom Shelley reports on coatings that can protect composites against intense heat and provide other beneficial properties.




Safety first

Tom Shelley reports on some of the cutting edge developments in the oil and gas sector.


Sculpted surfaces produced by beams

Tom Shelley reports on progress with a process for producing metal surfaces with protuberances and pits that is now finding commercial application.









Design in the spotlight at PDM10

Taking place from the 18th to the 20th of May, the Plastics Design & Moulding conference and exhibition promises a range of attractions for visitors.



Life-saving plastics

Tom Shelley reports on developments in plastics for the medical device market




Stopping all danger

Tom Shelley reports on some of the materials and technologies involved in producing armour



DirectSkinning technology

DirectSkinning technology is a new production process designed to improve cost efficiency in the production of injection moulded parts. It has now been used for the first time with an aliphatic ...


Reducing friction and wear

Tribology is an often overlooked subject area and new technologies in the area can often be over looked due to their complex and 'difficult to get right' nature.


Nanofibres spun out in bulk

Czech based manufacturer Elmarco is supplying machines that can mass produce nanoscale plastic fibres.


New shape helps to resist pressure

By forming special shaped grooves into tubes, it is possible to make lightweight pipes that can withstand immense external pressures.