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    How to minimise project disruption due to trade instability(13/08/2019)

    With the US having increased tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion from 10 to 25%, Melissa Albeck, CEO of Matmatch, explores the critical nature of the supplier-engineer bond.

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    How to make Valyrian steel(03/06/2019)

    Valyrian steel is one of the few known substances that can kill the monstrous White Walkers in Game of Thrones (GoT). The secret to forging Valyrian steel, however, is seemingly lost in the Doom of Valyria and so creating new Valyrian steel weapons has been deemed impossible.

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    How to make Valyrian steel(25/04/2019)

    Ben Smye, head of growth at materials search engine Matmatch, explores the materials that inspired GoT’s Valyrian steel.

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    The last (plastic) straw(08/04/2019)

    In the battle against plastic pollution, few things have grown to be as emblematic of our overconsumption of single-use plastics as the plastic drinking straw. Here, Ben Smye, Head of Marketing at Matmatch, explores some sustainable substitute materials for the drinking straw.

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    Aluminium alloys in the aerospace industry(05/07/2018)

    Aluminium has a long and successful history in the aerospace industry. As far back as the 19th century, Count Ferdinand Zeppelin made the frames of his iconic airships from it. Aluminium was chosen as it is lightweight, strong, and has a high resistance to corrosion.

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    Tantalum: Real-life counterpart of Black Panther’s vibranium(01/06/2018)

    Comic book fans flocked to cinemas as Black Panther hit the screens. Underpinning the film’s plot was fictional metal vibranium, which powered the titular hero’s kingdom of Wakanda. Interestingly, this metal was, in part, inspired by tantalum. So, what of the Marvel Universe vibranium’s real-life counterpart?