Institute of Making

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The Institute of Making is a cross-disciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. Learn more

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02-4-14

Materials Library: HDPE Plastic Waste

Materials Library: HDPE Plastic Waste

This slightly green tinted, meringue-shaped blob is a sample of HDPE waste material, and is produced during the process of recycling HDPE plastic from used milk bottles into food-grade standard material. More

01-4-14

Factory Tour: Closed Loop Recycling

Factory Tour: Closed Loop Recycling

Yesterday we trekked out to Dagenham Dock to visit the Closed Loop Recycling plant, which was thoroughly intriguing. Upon arriving we were greeted by Nick Cliffe, Marketing Manager and our tour guide for the trip. We began the tour with a short and very informative talk which led into a tour of conveyor-belt-central! More

17-2-14

Making Repairs Research Workshop

Making Repairs Research Workshop

Last week, a group of repair experts and enthusiasts from multiple disciplines gathered at the Institute of Making for a day-long workshop interrogating the materials and technologies that make repair possible, and the cultural imperatives that encourage it. More

Materials Library

Aerogel

Aerogel

One of the lightest solids on earth


Aluminium Nitride Wafer

Aluminium Nitride Wafer

Cuts ice like butter


Bioglass Scaffold

Bioglass Scaffold

Provokes cells to turn into bone on contact


Rapid Prototype Nylon Chainmail

Rapid Prototype Nylon Chainmail

A technology to change the world

Twitter

Thoughts on abundance promoted aBunDance, featuring the hot cross bun pic.twitter.com/FGEqQv5GDj

Yesterday

Zoe Laughlin
@zoelaughlin

Great job opportunity to work at @Ri_Science to make films: top science and engineering video portal in the UK - rigb.org/docs/video_pro…

2 days ago

Mark Miodownik
@markmiodownik