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Penn researchers make thinnest plates that can be picked up by hand

Scientists and engineers are engaged in a global race to make new materials that are as thin, light and strong as possible.   These properties can be achieved by designing...

Toxic Metal Release from Ceramic and Glass Tableware in Contact with Food

Lucideon, the international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, has published a revised edition of its worldwide regulations and standards guide for the safe use of...

New research into materials for tooth fillings

Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the colour...

High spec glass powders from recyclate for UK Market

Developed for water filtration, these silica powders from glass recyclate could have applications in sintered glass products/ additive manufacturing or as fillers for polymer compounds,...

Additive Manufacturing – Will Ceramic and Glass Powders miss out?

Here at the powders section of the Materials KTN we have created a roadmap document that outlines the challenges and opportunities for materials in the field of dentistry. As Materials KTN...

Scattering Matters; Shining a light on Materials Processing and Performance

Prof. Philip Withers  from the University of Manchester is giving the keynote talk “Diffraction and Imaging: Shining a light on Materials Processing and Performance” at the Scattering...

Renowned Ceramics Expert Joins Seminar Programme

Respected ceramist Dr Roger Morrell will be the keynote speaker at a pioneering seminar, looking at the issue of defect reduction - and their consequential cost / environmental impact - in...

Scattering Matters; how high intensity beams help medical research

The Scattering Matters seminar on 12 March 2014 will demonstrate how high intensity beams of neutrons (or electromagnetic radiation such as X-rays) can help with the understanding of...

Magnetics in the Military - Part 2

Introduction This year’s UK Magnetics Society Ewing Event was a change from previous Ewings in that it was held on the Imperial War Museum’s HMS Belfast, which is a World War 2...

Magnetics in the Military - Part 1

UK Magnetics Society / Ewing Event 2013 Magnetics in the Military One Day Seminar held at HMS Belfast, The Thames, London / 4 th December 2013 report by Hugh Stanbury...

GE Aviation building ceramic matrix composite facility

GE Aviation, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, is building a new factory for volume production of  advanced ceramic matrix composites .   The...

Corrosion protection for Offshore Oil and Gas rigs

The need for improved corrosion protection for offshore rigs is well documented. Offshore rigs are subjected to both immersed and intermittent exposure “splash zones” of seawater. Given this...

Bubbles Conference

Those present at the Brewing centre, Burton, on 27th November 2013 were left in no doubt that the scientific area of bubble technology is at the start of an exponential explosion in academic...

New Ceramic Material developed for Solar Panels. Cheaper and significantly more efficient

A new ceramic material has been developed which can revolutionise not only the solar panel market but also the energy sector. Currently the solar panel market has two significant shackles, the...

Hard Materials - Short Course for 2014

Following the success of the previous two Short Courses on Sintering in 2012 and 2013 the EPMA is organising a Short Course on Hard Materials to be held 9-11 April 2014 in Vienna, Austria. The...

Titanium drug delivery innovation based on mussels

Biomimicry is an increasing trend in science, it involves studying nature and her systems and materials and adopting and replicating them artificially. Studies regarding mussels are influencing...

Improved Electrical Conductivity (x400%) in Crystals

A recent accidental discovery has increased the electrical conductivity of a crystal following exposure to light. The effects of increased electrical conductivity were not only during the...

Magnetics in the Military

Hugh Stanbury, one of the Materials KTN-Powders Technology Experts, will be attending this year’s UK Magnetics Society Ewing Event, “Magnetics in the Military” on 4 December This Event...

90% volume reduction in Plutonium nuclear waste is possible

Reducing the volume of nuclear waste has long been an important aim in developing new ways to treat nuclear waste. High level radioactive waste which includes plutonium which is used in nuclear...

Regenerative Medicine – New Collaborative Opportunities

Phil Jackson from the Materials KTN will be at the HealthTech and Medicines KTN event, “Regenerative Medicine – new Collaborative Opportunities” , being held in London on 12 th November. Phil...
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