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Six mistakes to avoid when tempering glass

Sami Kelin, Product Manager at Glaston, Finland, explains some common mistakes made in the tempering of glass. 

Material marvels: The birth of the Shinkansen

The Shinkansen, or bullet train as it is affectionately known, redefined rail transport. Making its debut in the 1960s, it presaged a new era of high-speed travel, transforming not just its host country Japan, but also the wider region and the world. Gary Peters reports.

Q&A – Kirsten Bodley

Kathryn Allen speaks to Kirsten Bodley, Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Engineering Society, about her career to date and good management practice. 


Technical vs. personal skills

David Cartwright* says developing personal skills is mandatory when wanting to step into leadership positions in engineering.

Material Marvels: The Crystal Palace

There are only a few pillars left of what was South London’s Crystal Palace – a glass building that burned down in 1936. Anna Ploszajski writes.