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Materials Features

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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Suitable cases for (heat) treatment: Recruitment in a changing world

A survey of over 6,000 firms, carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) at the end of 2018, showed that 81 percent of manufacturers had difficulty in finding staff with the right qualifications or experience.

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Goodfellow inspires use of ceramics at internationally recognised museum

Goodfellow has recently provided high performance and advanced ceramics for a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

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    Integrating plasma treatment systems into the manufacturing process(04/12/2018)

    For manufacturers of products that require a plasma treatment step for cleaning and decontamination, surface conditioning or to promote adhesion, specifying and integrating the required equipment to automate the process can be daunting.

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    The plastic crisis(28/11/2018)

    It’s one of the most talked about issues in the news today but what exactly is it and why now? Charlie Worrall, Marketing Manager, Pro Moulds (midlands) Ltd takes a look.

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    The importance of a controlled tool temperature(05/11/2018)

    RP Technologies manufacture prototype injection mould tooling from aluminium. However, its service differs slightly to other prototype tool makers & moulders as it manufactures tooling to production standard, including cooling and heating channels.

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    How automation can drive the UK’s electric vehicle industry(04/09/2018)

    It is largely assumed that the UK is close to missing out on opportunities presented by electric vehicle (EV) development. Take the area of lithium-ion batteries, for example. Supply is currently dominated by businesses based in Japan, South Korea and China; many of which have had a 20-year lead over the UK in establishing an effective battery manufacturing supply chain.

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    Enabling successful solutions with additive manufacturing materials(03/08/2018)

    Today, the uptake of additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – technology is accelerating at a rapid pace. The overall global spending on 3D printing in 2018 is expected to surpass $12 billion, with the manufacturing and healthcare industries set to spend the most.

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