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News in Brief - September/October 2007

Connect, no. 150, September/October 2007, p.7

Plastics in Sport

The WJS polymers technology Group and the Younger Members' Committee are co-hosting an event on 7 November at Queen Mary, University of London to explore the present and future applications for plastics and composites in sport and the joining methods used. To enrol online, please go to

Special issue - Friction Stir Welding

A special issue of the journal Science and Technology of Welding and Joining was recently produced by Maney Publishing on behalf of IOM3. It was guest edited by Professor A P Reynolds of the University of South Carolina. More information may be found on

Micro and nanotechnologies in the healthcare sector

TWI is hosting a two day seminar in Cambridge on 26 and 27 November titled Applications and benefits of emerging technologies for healthcare. Delegates will receive an overview of the applications of current technologies, plus topics including practical issues, medical product development, financing, technology supply chains and case studies. For registration, please contact

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