Professor David Williams of Loughborough University is recognised internationally for his expertise in manufacturing technology.
Much of the evolution of this has been driven by weapons manufacturing. His publications and research work as an honorary historical consultant focus on the history of military gunmaking and the Birmingham Gun Trade.
Did you know?
No rust for the wicked
Wrought iron does not rust as quickly as cast iron. At Fort Nelson the Boxted Bombard, a large medieval cannon made of wrought iron is still in good condition despite being left outdoors and unprotected for hundreds of years.
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