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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

LED and Light Guide mounting from Essentra Components

Essentra Components have seen that for approximately the last three decades LEDs have taken over from incandescents in electronic equipment, then in higher power electrical applications and most recently of course in domestic/public decorative lighting and general illumination. This popularity has led Essentra Components to become market-leaders in the manufacture of mounts, spacers and cable […]

A surefire adrenalin kick – Baumer POG 10 HeavyDuty encoders set the heart racing

In Europe’s biggest roller coaster, the Helix at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, POG 10 HeavyDuty incremental encoders from Baumer monitor the speed of the carrriage’s drive as it approaches the start ramp. The HeavyDuty technology guarantees high reliability and precision under extreme environmental conditions – serving up both thrills and reassuring safety for […]


The organisation of collective crew changes at key hub ports by ship managers and owners has the potential to solve the seafarer welfare crisis currently threatening global supply chains, believes Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO of leading Singapore-based ship manager Synergy Group, which employs over 12,000 seafarers on more than 300 vessels. “I believe […]

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.