Viridian Systems set Rutland Plastics a material challenge, a metal replacement project that would test the water in more ways than one.
Proper material selection is very important where the service life of cables is concerned, especially cables in moving applications. Justin Leonard, the e-chain director at igus, considers the durability and lifetime of cables in energy chains.
With PET (polyethylene terephthalate) firmly ensconced as the material of choice for plastic container manufacturers, the focus has shifted to designing lighter-weight versions of current packaging to cut costs and quench consumers’ thirst for more sustainable products.
A Brunel University London student has been exploring how mushrooms can be used to grow robust zero-waste structures as an alternative to conventional building techniques - while also providing a tasty noodle topping!
Bürkert looks at how to achieve the best result with coating technologies from Ion Implanting, PVD and CVD, to Thermal spray and Welding.
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.
The use of bonding systems is gaining increasing popularity among machine builders as more come to recognise the potential advantages on offer.
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.
RP Technologies are approached on what seems to be a daily basis to discuss over-moulding as a process for prototype tooling and moulding, and whether it is suitable for low volumes.