Manufacturing
A Foam Bath for Ores

A Foam Bath for Ores

A new EU project explores innovative technologies and concepts for recovering ultrafine particles of raw materials.

Monster (plastic) trucks

Monster (plastic) trucks

The NPE plastics industry exhibition in Orlando shows that despite high oil prices, plastics are becoming ever more widespread, as lightweight polymeric materials in cars, trucks and planes help to save fuel.

Building Lightweight Trains

Building Lightweight Trains

The less trains weigh, the more economical they are to run. A new material capable of withstanding even extreme stresses and over 35 percent lighter than their steel and aluminum counterparts has now been developed.