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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 ... more

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, ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

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 ... more

Unleash creativity, speed and design accuracy with desktop 3D printers

It is now possible to print high quality and accurate prototypes at low cost using desktop 3D printers – and even stack them to create an extensive 3D printer network, as Chris Elsworthy, MD and lead ... more

WEDM meets AM…in perfect harmony!

New AgieCharmilles wire EDM machine is designed for the metal additive manufacturing (AM) market.

Wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) is a mature technology, but GF Machining Solutions - ... more

Stainless steel oldham couplings from Ruland for corrosive, vacuum and cleanroom environments

Ruland now makes oldham coupling hubs from 303 stainless steel. This addition gives designers an off-the-shelf coupling to choose from when designing systems in corrosive, vacuum or cleanroom ... more

Electrically insulated rolling bearings from NKE keep motors and generators running

Bearing manufacturer NKE Austria GmbH offers a wide range of rolling bearings for electrical machines. Particularly designed for motors and generators, the bearings are noted for their low running ... more

What REEally goes into making REEs?

Only a handful of years ago, rare-earth elements were an oft neglected and forgotten cul-de-sac of elements. Today, the landscape couldn’t have changed more, with over 120,000 metric tons produced ... more

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

 
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