Materials education

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MaDE at New Designers 19

On Thursday 4th July MaDE, in partnership with the UK Circular Plastics Network and Knowledge Transfer Network ran an event titled ‘Designing a Circular Economy: Innovative Responses for Re-Use’. The event formed part of New Designers 2019, a multi-day event targeted at new, innovative designers and one where they can showcase their university/graduate work. ‘Designing a … Continued

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MaDE Materials Challenge at New Designers 18

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

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PVC Redesigned – student design competition

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

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Materials Innovation at MRE2018

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

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The story behind MaDE’s RightWeight Book on mass density in design

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).

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Watch the Materials Experiments

Fifty designers, scientists, educators and industrialists spent an afternoon of ‘philosophical fun with materials’ in the Royal College of Art workshops (video).