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Fred Starr recollects – Another one bites the dust

Looking at the UK’s nuclear power prowess

Material Marvels: The first pneumatic tyres

Bicycles have been a staple of public transport since the early 1800s, but the invention of pneumatic tyres helped their popularity soar.

Hot form quench process improves alloy sheet component formability

Understand a patent relating to a method of operating a press at two speeds during sheet metal forming.

Spotlight on heat treatment

How to balance heat treatment with residual stress damage, and improving quality with vacuum technology.

Plant-made plastic: history

The first ever plastics were derived from plants, not oil, and were the foundations of new materials and industries.

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