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First clinical study patient has novel drug delivery system implanted for Parkinson’s trial

On November 8th, 2017 the first patient in a new clinical study was implanted with a novel drug delivery system, developed by Renishaw. The procedure took place at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The implantation marks the beginning of a joint clinical study between Renishaw and Herantis Pharma. This phase I – II clinical study will investigate the treatment of Parkinson’s disease using Cerebral Dopamine Neurotrophic Factor (CDNF) delivered with Renishaw’s system.

A Smooth Path To Drive Coupling Selection

Engineers and designers working on power transmission applications can often face a daunting task when it comes to specifying the most appropriate drive coupling for the task in hand. Detailed consideration must be given to both sides of the drive equation, input and output, with regard to torque, shock loads, starting frequency, temperature and environmental conditions, but where to begin.

In this informative article, David Proud General Manager of Reich Drive Systems UK explains how to navigate through what can sometimes be seen as a technical minefield for designers and engineers.

Drive couplings vary greatly in their design and capabilities, so for any given application engineers must ensure that they specify the drive coupling correctly to ensure reliable efficient, and in the more challenging applications, safe operation.

Structural engineering software as a service

How cloud computing supports the sharing of structural expertise

Chances are you’ll be familiar with the term software as a service (SaaS). Even though some people may be unaware, most of us have probably used such software recently. The concept boasts a lot of benefits to users, such as ongoing technical support, but can SaaS providers go further? Here, Sam Carigliano, co-founder of structural design software provider SkyCiv, explores the potential of SaaS for structural engineers.

Intelliconnect now a member of the British Cryogenics

To engage fully with this specialist community and increase knowledge of and access to markets for Cryogenic Cables and Systems

Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, has become a member of the British Cryogenics Council in order to extend the market reach of its cryogenic cables and components and to participate in the rapid development of this growing field.

80 GHz level radar helps recycle APC residue into concrete blocks

Another success in challenging applications

Figure 1 Useful construction blocks produced using recycled APCr, rather than sending to landfill

Figure 1 Useful construction blocks produced using recycled APCr, rather than sending to landfill

Castle Environmental is a leading supplier of specialist waste treatment, recycling and disposal services, handling in excess of 250,000 tonnes of waste each year. They operate three fully permitted  sites in the UK and are proud to be ISO 14001 and ISO 9002 accredited.  One type of waste processed at their Cardiff site is APCr (Air Pollution Control residue), the fine powder that remains following the cleaning of gases from Energy from Waste  facilities. It contains lime which is alkaline, and consequently APCr is classified as hazardous waste. 

Climbing the ranks in automation

As the world’s largest exporter of manufactured goods, many companies rely on China to provide them with cost-efficient products. However, should we be looking to smaller countries to provide high quality products at low prices? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, explores the role of countries emerging as leaders in manufacturing.

WALTER ADDS TO ITS DIGITAL ENGINEERING KOMPETENZ BY ACQUIRING COMARA

With the acquisition of its long-standing software partner Comara GmbH, tooling expert Walter is reinforcing its decision to strive for further growth in the digital sector and build on the company’s Engineering Kompetenz.

As Walter AG President, Mirko Merlo, states: “This is a key strategic step towards expanding our digital portfolio and further developing our company towards Industry 4.0.”

BUMOTEC IMPRESSES WITH ‘PERFECTION THROUGH PRECISION’ TURN-MILL CENTRE

Dozens of engineers recently saw for themselves the Starrag Bumotec s191 linear CNC multi-function turn-mill centre’s capabilities for profitable one-hit machining of small workpieces when the machine was put through its paces at the AMRC with Boeing Centre in Sheffield.

Renishaw vacuum casting technology accelerates innovation for automatic juicer manufacturer

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has collaborated with leading designer and manufacturer of automatic juicers, Zumex, to facilitate a faster development cycle and cut third party costs. Renishaw supplied a 5/01 PLC vacuum casting machine, as well as tailored machine training, so that Zumex could produce prototypes for its innovative juicer designs faster than ever before.

Trace Software International Announces Strategic Partnership with Circutor

Trace Software International (TSI)- successful company with 30 years of experience in the development of software solutions for electrical engineering and with a unique expertise in the design of electrical installations- is glad to announce its strategic alliance with CIRCUTOR.

TCFM and Remploy partnership wins prestigious PFM award

TC Facilities Management, who provide a range of FM services to some of the UK’s most recognisable companies and Remploy, the UK’s leading disability employment specialist have won the Partners in CSR (Charitable and Social Enterprise) category at the highly respected Premises and Facilities Management awards 2017.

Cryogenic technology brings rocket science to screwdrivers

It’s not rocket science,’ people often say when describing how easily a problem might be solved.   But cryogenic, ice hardening technology, used by NASA and other space agencies to develop rocket fuel, is now being used to manufacture stainless steel screwdrivers. Previously, stainless steel hard enough for industrial or construction applications has been too brittle for everyday use. Bahco design engineers have overcome this by using cryogenic technology, giving their stainless steel screwdrivers and torsion bits superb hardness and durability.

Higher definition imaging and simplified operation: KEYENCE unveils its new VHX-6000 series digital microscope with adaptive multi-lighting

Recently launched by KEYENCE, the new VHX-6000 series digital microscope integrates next-generation adaptive multi-lighting, advanced auto-focussing and high-definition imaging in an all-in-one system that will streamline and simplify quality inspection across all industries.

Building upon the success of its well proven VHX series microscope line and following close attention to customer feedback, KEYENCE has unveiled a new model that is easy-to-use yet offers much improved imaging with substantial time and cost saving benefits.

If it’s a liquid, Gill can measure it.

Industry:  Noun. ‘Economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories’. (Oxford Dictionaries) A brief definition representing such a broad range of industries it is very difficult to grasp the full range of activities that it covers. Plus from all of those activities come an even larger number of processes required to produce those goods and raw materials.

AVAILABLE THROUGH 2D CNC MACHINERY – OKK’S HM1600 CLAIMS LARGEST IN CLASS FOR WORKPIECE CAPACITY

OKK’s HM1600 horizontal machining centre lays claim to having the largest workpiece capacity in its class while combining power with speed, three spindle options and a precision machining capability.  The 50 tonne machine has high orders of rigidity and incorporates a hybrid 4th axis table.

Resolve Optics Secures Nuclear Order for High Definition Lens

Resolve Optics reports that a leading global nuclear systems integrator has ordered a second batch of its Model 357 non browning zoom lens. This unique lens is designed to provide true high definition (HD) quality images over an unrivalled 10x zoom range.