We’re only scratching the surface: why surface engineering matters, to our city, and beyond

Press/Media: Blogs and social media

Release date: 20/6/2019

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As important as developing new materials is, it is often the changes to the surface of an existing material that achieves the greatest benefits to performance. Surface engineering is about modifying the surface of what lies beneath, to make it perform better, last longer, or even achieve a different function entirely. Surface coatings are no small matter. Aeroplanes, for example, can’t take off without protective coatings in their engines.

Media contributions

TitleWe’re only scratching the surface: why surface engineering matters, to our city, and beyond
Degree of recognitionNational
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date20/06/19
DescriptionAs important as developing new materials is,
it is often the changes to the surface of an
existing material that achieves the greatest
benefits to performance. Surface engineering is about
modifying the surface of what lies beneath, to make it
perform better, last longer, or even achieve a different
function entirely. Surface coatings are no small
matter. Aeroplanes, for example, can’t take off without
protective coatings in their engines.
Producer/AuthorPolicy@Manchester
URLdocuments.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=43196
PersonsAllan Matthews