Requests from hospitals and other organizations exceed 350,000 shields; first hospital shipment received on Mar. 25  A coalition of companies and universities assembled by Stratasys(NASDAQ: SSYS) to produce face shields leveraging 3D printers now numbers more than 150, the company said. Among others, the list includes Boeing, Toyota Motor Company, Medtronic, Dunwoody College of Technology, […]

igus introduces two new hybrid roller bearings for easy adjustment in lateral positioning systems

Linear systems are extensively used to move doors, monitors or even panels laterally, or side-to-side. If a low driving force is required, especially for manual adjustments, rollers are often used in the bearing element to reduce friction. However, to absorb the lateral forces, the position of these rollers is crucial. As a solution, igus has […]


3D bioprinting offers opportunities such as testing treatment for diseases using artificially affected tissues, and through usingbioink, it’s much easier to solve problems on a patient-specific level, promoting simpler operations. Within this context this article assesses the possibilities that exist for bioprinting, and looks at a newly introduced technology option that can provide highly reliable […]

Zimmer Group Expands Its Digitalisation Strategy With New Products

The automation market continues to evolve rapidly, especially with the current trend towards lightweight and collaborative robots. An increasing number of manufacturers and models are being introduced, targeted at a highly diverse range of tasks, with the interfaces to these robots just as varied the robots themselves. At present, no common authoritative interface standard for these […]

Optimised Camera Sensor Lenses

Resolve Optics is a leading designer and OEM supplier of special optimised lenses that exactly match your camera sensor. Industrial camera sensors come in a wide range of sizes from 1/4-inch to 1-inch and beyond. The lens(es) you choose to integrate into your product will play a pivotal role in determining your camera performance. A lower resolution lens will […]

EMEA businesses rethinking legacy ERP – investment pumped into Modernization and Innovation

Organizations tackle the ERP Innovator’s Dilemma – ‘keeping the lights on’  budgets fall to just 36%  London – 30 March, 2020 – Boomi™, a Dell Technologies™ business, today revealed the findings from its ERP Innovator’s Dilemma survey. The independent research of 825 EMEA-based Enterprise Architects revealed how EMEA organizations are tackling ERP application modernization and […]

Compact Proportional Solenoid Valve Enables Precise Air Flow Regulation in Medical and Industrial Applications

The UK’s leading authority on electric actuators and solenoid subassemblies, Magnet Schultz Ltd (MSL), is highlighting the availability of its compact proportional solenoid-controlled pneumatic valve range designed for the efficient regulation of air flows in medical ventilators as well as gas flow regulation across a broad range of other applications and industry sectors.

ProSolv® high performance vapour degreasing solvent, simple “drop-in” replacement for n-Propyl bromide and trichloroethylene

Vapour degreasing is one of the most widely used cleaning systems in the engineering industry. The most commonly used solvents are based on Trichloroethylene, n-Propyl bromide and other chlorinated solvents which under EU REACH regulations may require authorisation for use as metal cleaners after July 2020. If you are using vapour degreasing solvents based on […]

Well colour me pink! That’s how Masterbatch works

If you’re looking to achieve a splash of colour, texture or even anti-bacterial into your plastic components, chances are your moulder is using masterbatch in the mix. With the global masterbatch market set to increase in value to USD 15 billion by 2026[i], Thomas Catinat, Operations Manager at Broanmain Plastics explains why masterbatch is so […]

E-Grippers Deliver Benefits For Automated Assembly Applications

Recognised as experts in automation and handling technology, Zimmer Group now offer a series of highly functional and easy to control electrically driven grippers. Designed primarily for assembly tasks and for handling small parts, these latest generation products deliver a number of distinct advantages for automated assembly operations. Electrically operated grippers from Zimmer’s GEP2000 series […]

VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium

A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. The VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium (“the consortium”) is led by Dick Elsy, CEO of High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a group of manufacturing research centres in the UK.

Top tips to boost your robot ROI

By David Jahn, Director at Brillopak Investing in automation can not only increase productivity, it can Brexit-proof a business. Automating manual tasks like case loading and palletising can help British food manufacturing plants and packhouses absorb any post-Brexit production and wage increases, as well as mitigate against EU labour shortages.


FOR HIGH SYSTEM PRESSURE DUTY APPLICATIONS The unrivalled MICROPUMP range of magnet drive gear pumps has recently been extended to include new options which provide exceptional pumping performance for high system pressure applications. The GLH Series compact, magnetically driven external gear pumps are designed for fluids handling applications with system pressures up to 103 Bar […]

Practical Aspects of PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link

Free-to-attend training opportunities – Birmingham, Inchinnan and Belfast Long before the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and “Smart Manufacturing” a group of leading equipment manufacturers and technical universities came together with the goal of helping German industry automate and standardise as many production processes as possible and link them effectively to […]