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Materials Features

How to provide a coating for all seasons

Bürkert looks at how to achieve the best result with coating technologies from Ion Implanting, PVD and CVD, to Thermal spray and Welding.

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New materials to lift new ideas off the ground

As the aerospace industry rises to the challenge of reducing the weight of aircrafts while keeping manufacturing costs down, new materials and techniques are playing an increasingly important role in component design. Stephen Dyson, Head of Industry 4.0 at Proto Labs, considers the latest developments.

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A track record of safety and success in machine building applications

The use of bonding systems is gaining increasing popularity among machine builders as more come to recognise the potential advantages on offer.

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Recycled plastics: the eco-savvy product designer’s choice

The wide variety of innovative and sustainable recycled polymers produced in the UK make it easier than ever for branded OEMs to ‘go green’ with new product design.

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