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Mechanical Components Features

Shock absorber helps young woman to recover from tumour operation

An adjustable industrial shock absorber donated by WDS Component Parts Ltd. is helping a young woman regain strength and mobility following a major operation to remove a tumour. The shock absorber is incorporated into a modified rowing machine in a project coordinated by nationwide charity Remap.

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Choosing the right material for industrial springs

When choosing a spring for your industrial application, one of the major considerations is the material, as this will determine the spring’s suitability for the environment it is working in. Choose the wrong one and you could be facing a costly redesign or repair job down the line. Justin Lawrence, Applications Engineer at TFC, explains the suitability of different alloys for specific environments.

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Exotic alloys – Lee Spring explain what they are and when to use them

Materials with high alloy content, known as super alloys or exotic alloys, offer enhanced performance properties including excellent strength and durability, and resistance to oxidation, corrosion and deforming at high temperatures or under extreme pressure.

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Lightweight air springs offer enhanced comfort and lower fuel consumption

With its air spring system featuring an integrated plastic roller piston, Continental has taken a step toward reducing the weight of buses and trucks.

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    The thin section bearing of today(29/11/2019)

    Thin section bearings provide space and save weight, whilst providing a performance similar to traditional standard bearings. They lend themselves to use in aerospace and manufacturing equipment, robots, military and defence applications as well as medical equipment, machine tools and wider industry.

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    Clean steel keeps bearings rolling longer(29/11/2019)

    Mikael Östman, leader of the bearing segment at Ovako, looks at the new design possibilities offered by switching to clean steel.

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    WDS is helping to keep the rail industry on track(13/09/2019)

    The rail system underpins much of the UK economy, enabling people to travel and freight to be transported. It employs about 120,000 people directly and many more in the supply and support network. Maintaining it is a major undertaking that requires the continuous efforts of many companies.

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    Food for thought(01/08/2019)

    Special customer requests are often the driving force for new innovations at igus. More than 50 years’ ago, company founder Günter Blase built up the company by asking customers about their greatest machine design problems. This ‘solutions’ approach continues to lead to new products every year.

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    Taking the simple approach(01/07/2019)

    Design cycles can become complex and unwieldy, which is why tools to streamline the process are always welcome.

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