Published 24 Nov 2020
No, not the eponymous film production but a rather eccentric electric vehicle – the Sinclair C5. Ok, it was an unmitigated commercial disaster. But Sinclair was trying to make use of the considerable technical and environmental benefits of an electric…READ MORE >
Published 29 Jul 2020
it takes a period of social distancing to turn my attention to the garden. But with garden centres closed, what materials science skills can I draw upon?
Published 7 Jul 2020
Additive Layer Manufacturing of metal parts is, in my opinion, an incredible feat of engineering. Using high precision electron beams or lasers, moving at high speeds, to selectively melt layer-upon-layer of metal, 10’s of microns thick. This technique has the…READ MORE >
Published 10 Dec 2019
… gunpowder, treason and plot!” Like many nursery rhymes in the UK, this is a glib ditty of pain, suffering, and death! If you’re born with a British sense of humor, the only logical consequence of a failed assassination attempt…READ MORE >