Investment by Britain’s manufacturers has seen a reality check in response to the continued political uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to a study by EEF and Santander.
In the sport of bobsledding, everything must come together perfectly at the crucial moment: the talent of the athletes, the technology of the bobsleds, and a little bit of luck.
Ball bearings can be used in a range of applications, from medical and packaging technology to electronics and office technology.
Traditionally, there were very clear “battle lines” drawn between what applications rolling element bearings were suitable for and what applications plain (or journal) bearings could be used for.
William Hughes has been manufacturing precision, high specification springs for many years, and is well equipped to meet the exacting demands of the aerospace industry including its special requirements for materials, specifications, manufacturing tolerances, cleanliness and packaging.
It is taken for granted that both customer and manufacturer want the maximum life for the product. A spring manufacturer like Goss has to consider the sheer extremes of the demands on the application which in turn will influence design of the component, the material selected and the manufacturing process.
Congested roads and packed city centres, and crammed subway trains and buses that cleave their way through the city: Rush hour in the cities of the US is a huge day-to-day challenge for all road users. However, whereas private transport increased significantly in American metropolises in recent years, now public transport is becoming increasingly important.
The glamorous and rarefied world of Formula 1 racing can seem a long way away from the everyday challenges faced by design engineers in other industries. In fact, says Jeroen Wensing, Racing Innovation Manager, Automotive & Aerospace at SKF, transfer between high performance motorsport and other sectors is a real, ongoing and two-way process.
Moisture contamination is one of the most common and costly causes of premature bearing failures on steam turbines.