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Editorial Programme

July 2008

Feature Topics:
  • Iron and Steel
  • Precious Metals – Pt Au Ag
Regular Sections:
  • Quality – including analysis, inspection, metrology and testing
  • PD focus, including Diary of Courses


August 2008

Feature Topics:
  • Materials in medicine
  • Political and legal aspects mining
Regular Sections:
  • Analysis and microscopy – including metallography, image analysis and processing


September 2008

Feature Topics:
  • Surface Engineering
  • Geology and mining
Regular Sections:
  • Ceramics – from bricks to semiconductors
  • PD focus, including Diary of Courses


October 2008

Feature Topics:
  • Materials in extreme environments
  • Junior mining companies
Regular Sections:
  • Testing and Inspection – including mechanical and NDT


November 2008

Feature Topics:
  • Light metals
  • Minerals processing technology
Regular Sections:
  • Transport – including automotive, aerospace, marine and mining
  • PD focus, including Diary of Courses


December 2008

Feature Topics:
  • Materials in design
  • Exploration in mining MEG results
Regular Sections:
  • Analysis and microscopy – including metallography, image analysis and processing
  • Company Profiles


Feature topics covered over the course of the year:

bullet Steels and steelmaking bullet Non-ferrous metals and alloys bullet Plastics and polymers bullet Composites bullet Rubber and elastomers bullet Ceramics bullet Biomaterials bullet Magnetic materials bullet Natural materials bullet Smart materials bullet Nanomaterials bullet Corrosion and degradation bullet Joining, bonding and welding bullet Adhesives and adhesion bullet Modelling bullet Powder materials technology bullet Thermal spraying bullet Design and materials bullet Materials in construction bullet Marine / offshore materials bullet Packaging materials bullet Industry issues bullet Sustainable development bullet Environmental issues & recycling bullet Analysis and microscopy bullet Materials testing bullet Nondestructive testing bullet Thermal processing bullet Minerals extraction/processing bullet Mining technology bullet Remediation and repair bullet Plus all materials and minerals related areas of research and engineering

Also featured regularly:

  • News from the materials, minerals and mining world
  • Business and industry news
  • Research news
  • Books news and reviews
  • News from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and FEMS
  • Conference and exhibition news
  • Information on new materials, products and applications, including the latest equipment for testing, analysis, inspection, microscopy, metrology, processing, joining and bonding.

* May be subject to changes and additions

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