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Materials Features

Integrating plasma treatment systems into the manufacturing process

For manufacturers of products that require a plasma treatment step for cleaning and decontamination, surface conditioning or to promote adhesion, specifying and integrating the required equipment to automate the process can be daunting.

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The plastic crisis

It’s one of the most talked about issues in the news today but what exactly is it and why now? Charlie Worrall, Marketing Manager, Pro Moulds (midlands) Ltd takes a look.

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The importance of a controlled tool temperature

RP Technologies manufacture prototype injection mould tooling from aluminium. However, its service differs slightly to other prototype tool makers & moulders as it manufactures tooling to production standard, including cooling and heating channels.

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How automation can drive the UK’s electric vehicle industry

It is largely assumed that the UK is close to missing out on opportunities presented by electric vehicle (EV) development. Take the area of lithium-ion batteries, for example. Supply is currently dominated by businesses based in Japan, South Korea and China; many of which have had a 20-year lead over the UK in establishing an effective battery manufacturing supply chain.

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