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 •  November 20

Office furniture is becoming more and more multi-functional in order to meet the requirements of a flexible workplace. In order to securely manage moving cables for power and data, igus now offers the furniture sector a new cable management system, called furniture-chain. Installation of cables into the new furniture-chain is really easy – just...

The Engineer

 •  November 7

Recent work by engineers at Intertronics’ partners Relyon Plasma has demonstrated the substantial increases in bond strength achievable with the use of plasma surface treatment, which can improve adhesion on many substrates, including those which are seen as difficult to bond. Plasma surface treatment can enable otherwise impractical bonds and...

The Engineer

 •  October 27

Recent work by engineers at Intertronics’ partners Relyon Plasma has demonstrated the substantial increases in bond strength achievable with the use of plasma surface treatment, which can improve adhesion on many substrates, including those which are seen as difficult to bond. Plasma surface treatment can enable otherwise impractical bonds and...

The Engineer

 •  August 31

A high pressure press is being installed at AMRC as part of a project to redefine preform production and reduce the weight of components by up to 20 per cent. The press is being installed at the Composite Centre at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre as part of the Lightweighting Excellence (LX) programme, which is...

The Engineer

 •  August 2

Kawasumi Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1957 as Japan’s first manufacturer of disposable plastic medical devices for blood collection and transfusion purposes. Amongst the variety of hemodialysis and plasmapheresis products the company has developed is a range of ‘painless’ arteriovenous (AV) needles for dialysis. The design of this...

The Engineer

 •  July 18

A cloud-operated multi-cell manufacturing concept offers a glimpse of the future of 3D printing The various additive manufacturing techniques that have been developed over the past couple of decades or more are now not just well-established tools for their original application area of rapid prototyping, but also for actual production. But in that...

The Engineer

 •  July 6

New CoroMill Plura routers unveiled by Sandvik Coromant offer optimised milling and slotting operations in composite materials such as CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic) and GFRP (glass fibre reinforced plastic). Production engineers, machine shop managers and operators will all benefit from the patented geometries provided by the new routers,...

The Engineer

 •  February 14

Download document: Developed for applications including automotive casting, aviation and consumer electronics; these silicones offer excellent transfer of pattern detail, long mould life and extremely high temperature resistance. Flexible moulding is a popular system across many industries when faced with a part reproduction application. It is more...

The Engineer

 •  January 24

Download document: The over-moulding process has been around for many years but with the market trend to improve the feel and functionality of co-moulded parts growing at an alarming rate we have seen many more enquiries over the last few years. The continued development of soft polymers such as TPEs and TPVs also plays a part to the increase of...

The Engineer

 •  December 14, 2016

The drylin ZLW linear robot system is explained in more detail by Igus. This modular drive system enables engineers to design and configure their own ready- to-install linear robots with maximum flexibility. With the drylin ZLW system, machine builders can address various design challenges and working environments in a diverse range of...