At TFC, we are seeing more and more manufacturing customers request help sourcing specialist parts — components that are custom produced using processes such as CNC machining or cold and hot forging. 2021 is a great opportunity to get UK manufacturing back to its best. We want to do our bit by giving customers every […]
Latest version of DesignSpark PCB PRO adds advanced features and easier purchase of perpetual licence LONDON, UK, 13 May 2021 – RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has added new features to DesignSpark PCB PRO and introduced an RS stock […]
~ Humans should embrace, rather than fear, robot co-workers ~ According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum, 85 million jobs could be lost and displaced by new technologies in the next five years. It’s no surprise that workers, particularly in manufacturing, worry how these developments will affect their jobs. Here, Nigel Smith, […]
CUSTOMER APPLICATION Industrial automation enables the optimisation of machine performance, with equipment designers always looking for ways to reduce cycle times without compromising safety at little or ideally no increased cost. Pneumatic systems are a typical challenge to engineers where they are commonly used to move parts between workstations using an optimal combination of cylinder […]
Thermal interface materials (TIMs) are a key component in a multitude of electronic and energy storage devices. Essentially, if heat is generated and needs to be transferred (e.g. to a heat sink) then a TIM is typically needed. The form and composition of TIMs vary greatly across applications and markets with most large material suppliers […]
To encourage young people to consider STEM careers, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, held three virtual science workshops for school children. During one of the workshops, attendees made CD spectrometers using a cereal box, a CD, scissors and different light sources. The spectrometers helped the students learn about the different properties of light, such as […]
Pintsch Bubenzer USA will again deliver a presentation to the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Crane Symposium. The event takes place August 15-17 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
6G Communications needs graphene. 6G will initially launch at a few hundred GHz where several diode and transistor technologies are available in the laboratory but things get tough when second-generation 6G operates at around 1THz to get the ultimate response time, data capacity, data transfer and other promised advances. This will coincide with 6G adding […]
Most people are familiar with the term “apps”, which is simply an abbreviation of “applications” that are simply computer programs with a user-friendly interface. There are now hundreds of apps available on the Apple App Store that people download onto their iPhones and iPads providing both games and useful tools to book flights, identify music […]
ZEISS’ Digital Innovation programme brings top Industrial Quality Solutions new for 2021 Starting on 8th June 2021, ZEISS Innovation Rocks once again gives customers the opportunity to experience new developments in industrial measuring technology, in an engaging and interactive manner. Across five live events, the spring edition of the innovative digital format presents the latest […]
ODU have introduced a new microsite at https://odu-connects.com/ This new portal is designed to operate as a knowledge hub, providing technical expertise direct to ODU customers.
Thomas Keating Ltd welcomes Bob Evans, who has taken the position of sales representative.
~ Industrial digitalisation specialist extends management team ~ Having previously created various offerings within industrial digitalisation, industrial digitalisation specialist Novotek AB has taken the next step to extend and enhance its management group, by adding Veronika Grozdanovska as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Veronika has extensive experience in delivering digital industrial solutions across the globe, to […]
To help British medical device manufacturers understand the value in integrating metrology into production, industrial metrology supplier The Sempre Group has released Metrology in Medical. The whitepaper explores how medical device manufacturers can use measurement equipment and data to improve quality throughout the product lifecycle. The whitepaper can be downloaded for free on The Sempre Group website here.
Intelligent multi-camera system for quality control of vaccine bottles Combating the Covid-19 pandemic is at the top of the global agenda. Around the world, efforts are being made to supply the population with vaccine as quickly as possible. But providing around 8 billion doses – at least one for every person in the world – […]
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS has developed a powerful combination for use in mixing and agitation processes: The MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units with the new SAFOMI-IEC adapter is specifically developed for mixers to improve operational reliability and reduce the need for the replacement of wearing parts. In combination with the NORDAC FLEX SK 200E frequency inverter for the […]
Join Tebis & ZOLLER in this live webinar to show you how to optimise your manufacturing prcoesses! The direct interface between ZOLLER and Tebis ensures a fast exchange of measured tool geometries and correct tooling the first time around with their digital twin being imported and exported. Work with a Single Source verified database.
Schaeffler strengthens Chassis Systems business division for a sustainable and successful future Viktor Molnar will drive the expansion of chassis mechatronics Two prominent volume-production nominations acquired for intelligent mechatronic rear axle steering system
Industry 4.0 compatible project develops workholding that doubles as inspection equipment on a 5-axis machining centre Two German firms, 5-axis vertical machining centre manufacturer Wenzler (Heller group) and workholding equipment specialist Roemheld, have developed a process that allows a casting or other component to be secured ready for machining, while at the same time checking […]
By acquiring Vischer & Bolli Automation, the German manufacturer of high-precision workpiece clamping equipment has not only expanded its expertise in the field of automation, but now offers an even wider range of stationary workpiece clamping devices. The zero-point clamping system for a quick change-over with a 5-axis clamping.
The Quint Power family from Phoenix Contact has been extended to include a new powerful power supply with 110 V DC. It is suitable for applications from 110 V DC to 135 V DC. This means that just one device can now be used to supply applications that previously required several devices to be connected […]
Tebis, a specialist provider of CAD/CAM and MES solutions for mechanical component, model, pattern, die and mould manufacture, serving aerospace, automotive, motorsport, oil & gas industries, has released the latest version of CAD/CAM system 4.1.
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pump related equipment, has signed another four companies into membership.
Paul Townley-Smith, Director of Design & Prototyping, ZYGO Electro Optics When considering space optics, what often comes to mind are one-off, eye-wateringly expensive high-performance projects such as the Hubble Space Telescope or the NRO Geospatial Intelligence constellation.
AMSBIO has announced a new range of AAV reference materials of full capsids and empty capsids of 6 different serotypes. Critical to enable meaningful comparisons between research studies and clinical trials, these well-characterized reference standards are extensively quality analyzed with molecular based assays and transmission electron microscope.
Sensor Technology has launched a new range of non-contact torque sensors based on a full four element strain gauge bridge design, complementing its existing non-contact sensors that use surface acoustic wave (SAW) detection.
Robotics and automation specialists, RMGroup, has announced a distributor partnership with ASTI Mobile Robotics, Europe’s leading manufacturer of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). The move will see RMGroup include AGVs and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in their extensive product portfolio of packaging machinery and robotic automation solutions.
FPT Industrial, the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of low-impact sustainable engines, and Landi Renzo Group, a leading company in the design, production and distribution of Compressed Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas and Hydrogen components and systems, have signed two Memoranda of Understanding aimed at exploring the possibility of collaborating on Clean Fuel projects. The […]
Considerable recovery of Automotive Technologies and rapid growth in China drive up group revenue by 11.2 percent at constant currency Economies of scale result in extraordinarily strong EBIT margin before special items of 11.3 percent (prior year: 6.5 percent) Free cash flow before for M&A activities of 130 million euros at prior year level (137 million euros) despite higher restructuring expenditures Full-year guidance […]
Making wakes by not making waves: The Swedish Candela C-7 is the first long-range and high speed electric boat. Flying above the surface at 30 knots, it barely creates wake and uses very little energy.
When selecting materials for a composite solution, many people become preoccupied with one decision: glass or carbon fibers? Although fibers provide the strength and stiffness composites are known for, resin choice is often overlooked. Here, Sami Pirinen, Chemist and Resin Expert at global composite manufacturer Exel Composites, explores how resins can affect a composite’s properties […]
While the term Industry 4.0 was firstly coined in 2011, few companies have effectively implemented such technologies. However, as turbulent circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate the need for digitalisation, should manufacturers sprint to invest in new automation tools? And if so, which ones? Here Neil Bellinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier […]
The latest instalment of Trotec’s “Hot Topics” webinar series on May 20th is not to be missed for those looking to improve productivity and grow their business portfolio.