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Smiths Interconnect to design, manufacture and supply bespoke connectors for NASA’s Orion spacecraft and Lunar Gateway

Smiths Interconnect is celebrating a significant contract win with Boeing, where the company’s docking umbilical connectors will be used to transfer power, signal and communications to different ... more

Institution of Mechanical Engineers appoints new president

Terry Spall CEng FIMechE has assumed office as the 135th President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Spall, who has been a member of the Institution since 1984, is a long-standing ... more

Creating a standard light source for improved temperature measurements on gas turbines

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in collaboration with Sensor Coating Systems (SCS), have successfully developed a standard light source (SLS) for verification of a temperature ... more

Using artificial intelligence to detect COVID-19 in X-rays

Students at Cranfield University have designed computer models that can identify COVID-19 in X-rays. The models use computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse chest X-ray imagery. ... more

NKE bearings for electrical motors and generators – low noise, high reliability and high speed capabilities

Electric motors are the driving force behind most industries. Bearings for electric motors are required to operate with low noise, high reliability and high speed capabilities. To reduce the risk of ... more
Mechanical components

Modular mounting systems from Ruland

Ruland pre-designed modular mounting systems are a kit of components that fit together to mount conveyor rails, sensors, screens, cameras, and other industrial components in a variety of applications.... more
Technology File

Chokes from SMP for medical technology applications: low-noise, low-loss

SMP Sintermetalle Prometheus GmbH & Co KG (SMP), German manufacturer of soft-magnetic materials and inductive components, offers chokes for medical technology applications. These inductive ... more
Technology File

FLIR launches VP50-2 Non-Contact Voltage Detector for commercial, residential, and industrial electrical applications

The rugged, triple alarm FLIR VP50-2 features light, vibration, and sound feedback alarms to reliably detect voltage when testing electrical installations more

Sandvik’s industrial heating expertise helps cook a pizza in just 37 seconds

To achieve a cleaner, safer and quieter working environment, many industries have begun to upgrade their heating technologies, replacing their gas furnaces with electric alternatives. Unlikely as it ... more
Machine design & safety

UTAC and AEM announce plan to jointly develop next generation of CMOS Image Sensor Test Systems and Solutions

UTAC Holdings (UTAC), a Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider and AEM Holdings Ltd (AEM), a Singapore-based provider of the semiconductor test and handling solutions today ... more
Technology File

igus opens virtual trade show 2020 to introduce more than 100 motion plastics innovations

In its virtual trade show, igus presents more than 100 plastic innovations and product range additions from all areas of motion plastics. Around 400 square metres in size, the real stand is now open ... more

Ramping up ventilator production

Operational consultancy Newton Europe and product data management (PDM) specialist Quick Release have joined forces to support the Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium in the national response to COVID-... more
Design & prototyping

A strapping way to save costs

Fromm Packaging Automation in Italy has managed to save on strapping plant construction costs thanks to the solutions for active and passive distribution provided by Murrelektronik... more
Machine design & safety

Prodrive and Cambridge University develop low-cost ventilator

British motorsport and advanced technology business, Prodrive, has worked with Cambridge University to develop a new low-cost ventilator for global use. The OVSI (Open Ventilator System Initiative) ... more

UK businesses adapting to face Brexit and COVID-19

Logistics firm One World Express commissioned an independent survey among over 900 decision-makers within UK businesses. It found that 43% have pivoted their product or service since the pandemic ... more

Development support for CC-Link IE TSN and CC-Link IE Safety

MESCO offers CC-Link IE TSN and CC-Link IE Safety development services for automation component manufacturers. Through modular concepts and the use of MESCO design packages, TSN-based, safety-related ... more

Han-Modular Flexbox: Modular connectors for energy chains

Reduces the associated construction and connection effort / Less space is needed... more

Crypta Labs to develop Quantum Random Number Generators for space SPRINT project

Crypta Labs, a specialist in Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) technology, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop its QRNGs for space applications. Crypta ... more

Roxtec provides pipe and cable sealing for Aughinish Alumina

Roxtec has supplied Europe’s largest alumina refinery with a range of pipe and cable sealing solutions. The company was chosen to provide Aughinish Alumina, one of the world’s most technologically ... more

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