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Materials Library: HDPE Plastic Waste

02-4-14

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

Factory Tour: Closed Loop Recycling

01-4-14

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

Making Repairs Research Workshop

17-2-14

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

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22-1-14

sKINship

This week we invited sKINship along to the Institute of Making to lead a masterclasses on pattern cutting inspired by reconstructive surgery techniques. sKINship is a research program and professional network, bridging the gap between visual arts and science based practitioners led by Rhian Solomon and Juliana Sissons; creating a space in which to exchange knowledge and ideas, and explore the processes of 'Making' as a universal visual language. More

Small Research Grants - Round Two

18-1-14

Small Research Grants - Round Two

Round two of the Small Research Grants scheme is now open. Deadline for applications - 7th Feb. More

Materials Bursary - Round Two

18-1-14

Materials Bursary - Round Two

The Institute of Making is delighted to announce the second Professor Heinz Wolf Materials Bursary scheme has now gone live. More

Making Repairs: Mending, Renovating, Regulating, Bodging, Hacking, Tinkering

15-1-14

Making Repairs: Mending, Renovating, Regulating, Bodging, Hacking, Tinkering

This informal research workshop brings together researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss the materials, technologies and cultural imperatives that make repairing and maintaining the made world possible. UCL staff and students only. More

Antimicrobial Materials

31-12-13

Antimicrobial Materials

Director of Making Martin Conreen will be in residence this month, developing a new research project. More

Wonderstuff; this morning

04-12-13

Wonderstuff; this morning

Today saw the return of 'Wonderstuff' on ITV's This Morning, with a live outside broadcast about magic metals. More

An olfactory experience with British Master Perfumer Roja Dove

02-12-13

An olfactory experience with British Master Perfumer Roja Dove

A couple of weeks ago we were thrilled to welcome British master perfumer Roja Dove for an evening of sensory delight. The audience was in for a treat, smelling some of the world's rarest and most prestigious perfumery materials. More

Darwin (or) Bust

28-11-13

Darwin (or) Bust

The new Darwin is here! More

UCLoo Festival Make-a-Thon

11-11-13

UCLoo Festival Make-a-Thon

Meet the Makers. Free event 19 Nov: come and hear three eco toilet designers discuss their design process and eco sanitation insights. More

Smell and the City with Victoria Henshaw

11-11-13

Smell and the City with Victoria Henshaw

Last Thursday, led by urban smell specialist Dr Victoria Henshaw from the University of Sheffield, we put our sense of smell to the test as we sniffed out metropolitan scents, whiffs and stinks. More

UCLoo Make-a-thon - Call for Participants

25-10-13

UCLoo Make-a-thon - Call for Participants

The UCLoo Toilet Make-a-thon is your chance to redesign and create an ecological toilet for the 21st Century. Apply now to take part! More

3D Manufacturing: Promises, Pitfalls and Potential

21-10-13

3D Manufacturing: Promises, Pitfalls and Potential

This workshop focused on the potential and pitfalls of the materials and technologies currently used in 3D printing. It brought together a mix of researchers from different disciplines that have been pushing the boundaries of 3D printing in terms of the materials, software, designs and uses for 3D printers. More