The Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase (MRE2018) was held at the Business Design Centre in London on 12-13 March. In supporting this two-day event, IOM3 provided prizes for the student posters generated for the event. On display at the event was a poster competition entered by graduate research students from universities across the UK, sponsored … Continued
Rotational additive manufacturing using polymer fibres could make prosthetics stronger. Ellis Davies reports. A novel circular 3D-printing method could give better control over the arrangement of short fibres in polymer matrices, which enables the creation of structural materials optimised for strength, stiffness, and damage tolerance. Developed by researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School … Continued
At this MaDE roundtable on 3D printing Dr Phil Reeves of Stratysys addressed the need for real business applications, appropriate manufacturing processes and well considered design/material choices
We live in a world where new materials are being developed at a faster rate than ever before, but these innovations are piling up into a backlog of amazing but under used technology.
The Customer Innovation Centre at Bracknell has been created to share the 3M story of innovation and collaboration with customers and business partners (blog).
Sir Kenneth Grange’s vast, unique and enviable portfolio includes British Rail’s Intercity 125 train, most of London’s bus shelters, the first parking meters, the TX1 black taxicab and the Kenwood Chef food mixer (article & video)
KTN ran a symposium in December 2015 looking at the issues faced by people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, with a view to identifying ways in which materials innovation (and design innovation in general) can improve matters.
Sebastian Conran, the renowned product designer, gave the inaugural MaDE Lecture – ‘Form follows Fabrication’ (video).
The practice of lightweighting combines materials and design in an intimate way: you use a lighter material, or less of the same material through clever design, or maybe combine both strategies. But on closer examination it’s just not that simple… (article).