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Materials Features

Material transformation

The materials that we work with today are some of the best. We’ve taken the earth’s raw materials and used innovative technologies to make them stronger, smoother or shinier. It’s no wonder that we’ve managed to take materials through such a transformative journey, as our history together goes far back, to cavemen and dried animal hides.

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The future is now: Commercial applications for graphene

Since it was first isolated in 2004, the promise of graphene has for the most part been unfulfilled in commercial applications. That situation has now changed.

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This smash-proof, 3D printed guitar is indestructible

Sandvik created a smash-proof, 3D printed guitar, then challenged rock legend Yngwie Malmsteen to smash it!

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How to make Valyrian steel

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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