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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

Smart electronics: Reliable and affordable from idea to volume production with Screvle

Many smart, connected systems, e.g. for Internet-of-Things applications, experience problems with electronics design and production. With its innovative approach, Screvle in Rotselaar, Belgium, ... more

Siemens joins forces with Teesside University to use Fibersim as a teaching tool for composite design

There is a growing popularity for using advanced composite materials in all areas of engineering, including automotive and aerospace engineering, which means that universities are keen to understand ... more

The Impact of Technology on the UK Property Sector

Advances in technology have revolutionised every sector, including property. From VR property tours to instant online bank transfers, there have been huge improvements in the industry because of ... more

Building a restaurant garden

It is said that one eats not only with its mouth, but also with his eyes. Starting a restaurant can be a combination both a complicated and wonderful adventure. With a restaurant garden, you will be ... more

How the pyramids can help modern engineers

Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only one remains to this day. The Temple of Artemis was destroyed for the final time back in 401 AD; the Statue of Zeus at Olympia was taken by fire; the ... more

Twentytwo Bishopsgate sets benchmark for global technology innovation

In 1990, there were just ten ‘megacities’ (cities of over 10 million). By 2015, that figure had jumped to 28, accounting for 12% of the world’s urban inhabitants. People are moving to urban centres ... more

The realities of manufacturing Augmented Reality tech

Augmented Reality (AR) is often touted – alongside the IoT – as the next big thing for manufacturing. It’s set to revolutionise industrial processes, improve efficiency, open new opportunities, cut ... more

Spikes lead to uprising in speakers corner

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of audio and hi-fi furniture has specified special ‘speaker spikes’ from Bridgnorth-based fastening experts Fitsco Industries.

Custom Design is a privately-... more

Interactive Gromitronic unleashed in Bristol

Tens of thousands of people are this summer visiting Renishaw’s Gromitronic, one of the ground-breaking interactive sculptures featured in the first interactive trail of its kind, Gromit Unleashed 2. ... more

 
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