The UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) aims to bring together the diverse users of plastic products and realise the best means for reducing plastic waste entering the environment through a programme of networking and knowledge-sharing events and related support activities. The Circular Plastics Network will create a coordinated, integrated and aligned community of stakeholders in order to share … Continued
New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre in London each summer and provides students from across the creative sector an opportunity to showcase their innovative designs and concepts. Every year, the show is well known for exposing fresh talent. This year, visitors saw an emerging trend in design concepts focussed on recycling, sustainability and the … Continued
The Circular Economy aims to redefine the conventional make, sell and discard model and by innovation and careful design to reuse materials for a second life. Such a model goes well beyond conventional recycling but requires novel thinking and careful design to minimise material waste. This competition aims to engage the design community and to … Continued
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)