Spotlight: Mining

Shaun Graham, Mining and Geoscience Applications Developer at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, talks to Ellis Davies about the mining applications of the Versa X-ray microscope.

Material of the month: bio-based polymers

We look at plastics made from sugarcane, milk and a range of other biomass sources.

The fast-forged process: titanium vs steel

Dr Martin Jackson argues for a new hybrid solid-state process that will support the expansion of titanium alloy use in aircraft.

Q&A on new and advanced materials

Professor Philip Withers discusses his work understanding new materials and why there is still the same level of innovation and excitement around materials science as in the past century.

The science of recycled polymer composites

The future is strong for engineered recycled polymer composites, argues Professor Alma Hodzic.