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The alloy that remembers: Three novel applications for shape memory alloys

In 1932, Swedish chemist Arne Ölander observed that a gold-cadmium alloy could be bent when cool but would return to its original shape when heated. 30 years later, William Buehler and Frederick Wang ... more

Mouser Electronics’ new Engineering Big Ideas eBook examines ways to move from inspiration to design

Mouser Electronics, Inc. today released Designing an Idea, the first eBook from Engineering Big Ideas, the newest series in Mouser's award-winning Empowering Innovation Together program. In the new ... more

Impression Technologies announces HFQ partnership with fischer group

Impression Technologies (‘ITL’), the creator of Hot Form Quench (HFQ) Technology – the advanced lightweighting solution for high-strength aluminium structures – has announced a key strategic ... more

Essentra Components clears up EPDM vs. Silicone confusion with free guide

Responding to customer feedback, Essentra Components is offering a simple guide to help clear up confusion over the use of EPDM vs. Silicone. The Essentra Components guide – available to download ... more

Nano Dimension introduces DragonFly LDM for continuous, lights-out, digital manufacturing of electronics

Nano Dimension has introduced its new DragonFly Lights-Out Digital Manufacturing (LDM) printing technology, a comprehensive additive manufacturing platform for round-the-clock 3D printing of ... more

Can 3D printing be used in the manufacture of safety critical vehicle parts?

Kostas Poulios, principal design and development engineer at Pailton Engineering, explains how 3D printing is used in large vehicle manufacturing and whether this method could play a role in the ... more

Trend re-hauls production of flagship climate control panel

As the UK market leader for building management control systems, Trend Control Systems, part of the Honeywell Group of companies, had a major job on their hands launching the next generation of ... more

New innovation eliminates gas traps in injection mould tools

Gas traps are a common problem in injection moulding, leading to scorching, pinholes and poor finished part quality. They are caused by gas pockets forming as the ‘melt fronts’ of the molten plastic, ... more

The benefits of hot form quench technology

Impression Technologies, a leader in aluminium lightweighting, has released a new white paper introducing the benefits of its ground-breaking new technology: hot form quench (HFQ). The innovative hot ... more

Stackable 3D printers: the key to faster and more affordable design?

Stackable 3D printers may hold the key to a faster yet more cost-effective design and manufacturing process. But what is stackable 3D printing? And how does it work to benefit businesses and meet ... more

Dynamic EMS Discusses – How does the assembly process influence the design, and how does the design influence the assembly process?

At Dynamic EMS we understand that no two customers are the same. Their products, their supply chains, and their markets all differ. This is why we offer a tailor-made, customised Electronics ... more

Decentralising power generation: Could nanotechnology hold the key to addressing the emissions epidemic?

Many governments have made bold commitments to ban petrol and diesel vehicles from our roads to reduce CO2 emissions. For example, UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove claimed this was achievable by ... more

Aero Subcontractor Takes-Off With ITC

A Preston aerospace subcontractor has benefitted from the technical expertise of Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC) and its exceptionally diverse product line-up. Always striving for improvements ... more

Mencom introduces tight but flexible modular KADL cable entry system at IMTS 2018

The KADL Cable Entry System provides an easy to use, highly flexible, economical way to maintain enclosure integrity while still using pre-terminated cables and connectors. This KADL cable entry ... more

TLM Laser offers PrimeVent technology for controlled release applications in flexible packaging

The recent partnership agreement between TLM Laser and LasX Industries has expanded the laser technology portfolio, which the Bromsgrove based company has available for the flexible packaging sector ... more

Solvay specialty polymers takes additive manufacturing to the next level

Solvay has launched three specialty polymer filaments that, the company claims, promise to introduce game-changing performance for 3D-printed parts. Based on the company’s high-performing KetaSpire ... more

RS Components launches Pro 3D printer targeting diverse applications including rapid prototyping and education

RS Components (RS) has launched an ‘easy-to-use’ 3D printer: the RS Pro iTX. The additive-manufacturing machine targets a wide range of users in manufacturing and many other commercial and business ... more

Renishaw launches guide to additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) systems and software manufacturer and user, Renishaw, has launched a dedicated AM Guide on its website. The company will use the new information hub to educate and inform ... more

Layer by layer

3D printing may be an umbrella term for all additive manufacturing processes, but there are several ways of accomplishing layer manufacturing. Laser systems manufacturer TRUMPF looks into the ... more

Obsolete component issues? Scan, digitise and remanufacture

It can often be difficult to find the right spare parts for older equipment and vehicles. However, emerging technologies like additive manufacturing are transforming the market by enabling obsolete ... more

 
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