Tag Archives: nanotechnology

International DAMADEI project on advanced materials is now completed – a comprehensive report has been issued

DAMADEI Report 103113On October 31st in Copenhagen, a high profiled event marked the conclusion of the international EU Culture-funded DAMADEI project. Continue reading

This is alive…

’Techno Naturology’ - an interactive textile collection by Elaine Ng Yan Ling
An increased focus on sustainability in combination with current research in biotechnology and biomimicry are influencing our design landscape and new directions are emerging. Continue reading

Chromic Phenomena – Colour and Light manipulation in materials inspired by nature

Colour Spectrum in nature. Image: Garciajbas

Discovering colour in nature is exciting from a materials point of view. Nature is immersed in colour and its role informs the materials world and designers. Continue reading

Reflections from nature

909 5th Ave. Seattle building designed by Ruffcorn Hinthorne Mott and Stine Architects. The stainless steel facade tiles have bright structured colour coatings. Courtesy from Millenneum Tiles LLC. Beetles, butterflies and birds are masters in fantastic bright colours and remarkable metallic reflections. Similar effects are now becoming possible in man-made materials.
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Hello Nanomaterials – Towards Cultural (R)Evolution

Also foils, textiles and membranes can be optimized with the help of nanotechnology
Nanotechnology and nanomaterials already affect all branches from aerospace to automotive over IT and medicine, to architecture and design – but by now, it’s just the very beginning of what’s coming up far beyond the horizon. Nanomaterials will change our world and approach to materials completely.

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How the Spanish industry adopts new materials to face new challenges

Section of grooved contact wireIn recent years Spanish industry is experiencing a silent revolution, a veritable industrial transition: it is being transformed from a highly traditional model to a new model based on the optimization of productivity and the new economy of knowledge, with maximum respect for the environment and for our planet, preserving resources and better managing energy expenditure. Materials play a huge role in this revolution.

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