Do you need support accessing specialist parts?

At TFC, we are seeing more and more manufacturing customers request help sourcing specialist parts ā€” 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 […]

RS Components extends features of DesignSpark PCB PRO

Latest version of DesignSpark PCB PRO adds advanced features and easier purchase of perpetual licence LONDON, UK, 13 May 2021 ā€“ 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 […]

Robots are the new normal

~ 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. Itā€™s no surprise that workers, particularly in manufacturing, worry how these developments will affect their jobs. Here, Nigel Smith, […]

ReadšŸ“˜ how Contrinex SMARTšŸ‘©šŸ’» InductivesšŸ§² Optimise Pneumatic Cylinder Systems.

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 […]

Electric Vehicles to Drive Demand for Thermal Interface Materials Says IDTechEx Boston, MA, Monday 10 May 2021

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 […]

Looking back on British Science Week

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 […]

Industrial App StoreĀ® from Intelligent Plant allows the efficient, secure distribution of industrial apps

Most people are familiar with the term ā€œappsā€, which is simply an abbreviation of ā€œapplicationsā€ 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 […]

Join the ZEISS Innovation Rocks Spring Edition 2021

ZEISSā€™ 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 […]

New CIO signals digital transformation focus

~ 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 […]

The Sempre Group launches guide to metrology in medical device manufacturing

To help British medical device manufacturers understand the value in integrating metrology into production, industrial metrology supplier The Sempre Group has releasedĀ Metrology in Medical.Ā 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 websiteĀ here.

Vial check

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 – […]

Joint free webinar with Tebis and ZOLLER ā€“ Are you using the right technology partner to optimise your manufacturing processes?

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.

Sensor-Based Clamping Detects Defective Workpieces and monitors Production

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 […]

With the acquisition of Vischer & Bolli Automation in Lindau, Hainbuch expands its range of workpiece clamping devices in the stationary field.

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.


FPT Industrial, the worldā€™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 […]

Schaeffler Group raises guidance for 2021

Considerable recovery of Automotive Technologies and rapid growth in China drive up group revenue by 11.2Ā percent at constant currency Economies of scale result in extraordinarily strong EBIT margin before special items of 11.3Ā percent (prior year: 6.5Ā percent) Free cash flow before for M&AĀ activities of 130Ā millionĀ euros at prior year level (137Ā millionĀ euros) despite higher restructuring expenditures Full-year guidance […]

The importance of resin selection

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 compositeā€™s properties […]

Digitalisation: marathon or sprint?

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 […]