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Switching from aluminum to zinc alloys could greatly improve longevity and sustainability of automotive parts
A new study reveals that switching from aluminum to zinc alloys in the production of automotive parts could greatly enhance their longevity and sustainability. The study conducted by Cranfield ...
Materials market in lockdown: Webinar outlines the search trends and new opportunities for the materials market
COVID-19 has disrupted many sectors, including the materials industry. Since the new year began, the demand for engineering materials, such as steel, aluminium, copper and polymers, has drastically ...
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-...
Vision system delivers production gains for automotive cells
A machine vision innovation for automotive robotic cells from SICK has dramatically reduced the production time and costs associated with body positioning on car production lines. The SICK BPS5400 ...
LED Light Guide for product and panel building
Essentra Components have seen that, for approximately the last three decades, LEDs have taken over from incandescents in electronic equipment, higher power electrical applications and most recently ...
New plasma process delivers superior surface treatment of titanium and polymer implants
Why choose a modular, cloud-based, manufacturing solution?
Today, the materials used to create artificial implants include surgical grade stainless steel, titanium, titanium alloys and cobalt-chromium. Often the materials utilized to meet specific strength ...
Implementing an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) can be an enormous undertaking as, in many cases, the system serves as a bridge between the shop floor and the management and is directly ...
Continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite offers benefits for lightweight structural safety components
Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials from LANXESS have huge potential for use in many areas, including the lightweight construction of structural safety components. A ...
Digital engineering technologies expand the boundaries for business
Digital engineering technologies are enabling manufacturers to radically enhance their design approaches and their commercial offer. Andrew Borland, industrial engagement manager with the Virtual ...
Keeping human error to a minimum in engineering and construction
Human error cannot be completely eradicated from a workplace. However, it's vital that it is managed and reduced, as human error can cause serious damage. In the construction and engineering sector, ...
Building sustainability into a process
When you are selling a fuel that has claims of being more environmentally friendly than direct alternatives, burns cleaner and is made from genuinely sustainable material, then the processes you use ...
Mitsubishi Electric’s SafePlus option helps to turn hundreds of industrial robots into co-operative solutions
Collaborative and co-operative robotic solutions that work together with humans are on the rise, as they can support operators on the factory floor and enhance their output. Mitsubishi Electric has ...
RGU researchers design prototype to reduce household carbon emissions
A group of researchers at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have partnered with Sustainable Urban Energy to investigate the potential of a turbine system the size of a satellite dish that can reduce ...
Smoothing the path to an automated future
In today’s competitive world economy it is essential that manufacturers are able to maintain the highest levels of productivity and quality. These factors continue to drive the growth of automation ...
Unleash creativity, speed and design accuracy with desktop 3D printers
WEDM meets AM…in perfect harmony!
Stainless steel oldham couplings from Ruland for corrosive, vacuum and cleanroom environments
Electrically insulated rolling bearings from NKE keep motors and generators running
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The alloy that remembers: Three novel applications for shape memory alloys
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