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Materials engineer: Job description. Materials engineers are responsible for the research, specification, design and development of materials to advance technologies and products of many kinds.

Materials engineer: Job description

Their expertise lies in understanding the properties and behaviours of different substances, from raw materials to finished products. The field is also referred to as materials science or materials technology. They work with many different materials, including: ceramics; chemicals; composites; glass; industrial minerals; metals; plastics; polymers; rubber; textiles. Materials engineer: job description. Materials engineer Job Information. Page Content Materials engineer Hours35-40 per weekStarting salary£20,000 + per year Materials engineers carry out research into the behaviour of materials under different conditions.

Materials engineer Job Information

Materials Engineer Chemical and Materials Engineering. Materials engineers study the properties of materials and investigate how they behave in different conditions.

Materials Engineer Chemical and Materials Engineering

They work out the best materials, such as metals and plastics, to use to make products and consider environmentally friendly alternatives and processes. They may be called metallurgists or polymer engineers if specialising in one type of material. The Work You could be: Pay The figures below are only a guide. Where you work the size of the company or organisation you work for the demand for the job. Packaging Technologist Jobs. Retail Human Resources plc - How does a packaging technologist role differ from a textile technologist role?

Packaging Technologist Jobs

A packing technologist designs and develops packaging materials for all types of products including food and drink, toiletries, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, household cleaning agents and many products used in industry and manufacturing. A feature of the packaging technologist's job involves considering the technical, commercial, legal and environmental aspects of any packaging material. Typical work activities include: - Responding to a brief that specifies the requirements packaging must meet (e.g. product presentation, identification and labelling, convenience, function, etc). - Working out how much packaging will cost and what costs it will add to the final product.

Jumping ahead at BAE. Show jumper by night and materials engineer by day, Danielle Burrows straddles both areas comfortably.

Jumping ahead at BAE

The engineer at BAE Systems’ site in Blackburn, UK, chats to Rupal Mehta about how her unflappable attitude towards new challenges and pressures has helped her settle into her job with no previous materials background. Being a self-confessed ‘geek’ who is eager to learn new things, with a sociable and positive outlook, seems to work well for Danielle Burrows. On meeting her at a technical conference on carbon fibre recycling last year, attended by specialist academics and industry stalwarts, it became clear that it is not always about what, or whom, you know, but about admitting what you do not know and asking the right questions. Materials World. New material gives patients freedom to move.

Question: How is technology helping people who need bone and joint surgeries?

New material gives patients freedom to move

Answer: New materials are being used in wrist and knee operations to improve the healing process. Innovations in the materials used for operations like joint replacements and repairing torn ligaments can make a big difference to the chances of getting good results. There’s a huge research effort to develop new materials that will give patients and surgeons more options and improve the probability of a long-term recovery. Arthritis in the wrist joint is common among people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The traditional surgical treatment — wrist fusion — is an operation to fix the bones in your wrist solidly to the bones in your hand. Mr Lam uses a new type of operation for wrist arthritis which uses an artificial joint (prosthesis) made from a material called pyrocarbon. “It’s very cutting edge so there aren’t many people using it, but it is being done privately and in the NHS.

Graphene: The Carbon-Based ‘Wonder Material’ Click to enlarge You may not have been aware, but this week is Graphene Week 2015, which marks a yearly week-long conference at the University of Manchester based around the emerging science and technological applications of graphene.

Graphene: The Carbon-Based ‘Wonder Material’

This seemed as good a time as any to take a look at graphene: what it is, why some scientists are excited by its potential, and how it might make its way to your hands in the near future. Even if you’ve not got a particularly scientific background, you’ve likely at least heard of graphene. Currently, it seems like not a week goes by without a new scientific study on graphene being published, or a new article coming out espousing its potential applications.

It might seem hard to believe that graphene itself was only isolated just over a decade ago, back in 2003, by two scientists at the University of Manchester: Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov. The paper in which they published their results was rejected twice by the journal Nature before publication. Fire testing. At BRE Global we operate one of the largest fire research and testing laboratories in Europe.

Fire testing

Our facilities include a state-of-the-art Burn Hall (one of the largest in Europe) capable of staging 10 MW (9m x 9m hood) calorimeter fire tests, and a large custom-built facility for fire resistance tests of floors, walls, beams and columns. As a UKAS accredited laboratory, we can comprehensively test, predict and assess the fire performance of products and materials to British, European, Marine and International fire-test standards. Our complete UKAS testing can be viewed on the UKAS website. British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) - find your nearest scrapyard, scrap merchant or scrap metal dealer. CPI Home Page. Vol 84, Pgs 1-208, (July, 2014) The Institute of Cast Metals Engineers - Institute of Cast Metals Engineers. Welcome to MPMA - Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association. Home : Nature Materials. : Welcome to UK Steel home : UK steel : EEF.

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