Obituary – William Thompson Roberts FIMMM

Bill Roberts was a crystallographer who made notable contributions to the study of the anisotropic behaviour of metals and will be remembered by the many students of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham

Spotlight – Heating up

Kimmo Kuusela, Senior R&D Manager at Glaston, Finland, talks to Ellis Davies about a new heat treatment machine monitoring technology, Glaston Insight.

Material of the month – silk

Khai Trung Le focuses on applications of silk in both warfare and heathcare

Auto advantages in mining

Khai Trung Le looks at the mining industry’s furthered commitments to automation as it seeks to future–proof against a period of growing uncertainty

Morocco’s new laws set to spark growth

Morocco is enhancing its attractiveness by enacting sympathetic legislation. Michael Schwartz reveals the country’s ambitions