Prof. Dan Cogswell and his research team at the University of Sheffield are developing materials based digital threads to store and analyse real-time materials data gathered during component manufacturing. From these, material passports can be generated that contain a summary of the component’s entire journey from its origin through raw material processing until it retires from service. For more information please refer to our review article published in the Journal of Manufacturing Processes (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2023…. Please scan the QR in the video to access our website! This work was supported by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship [grant number MR/T02058X/1].