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Product Design & Assembly 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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Conveyor belts back in service in under two hours

Optimum conveyor belt life is achieved when the belt cover and carcass wear out at the same time but in the real world how often does that happen?

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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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Renishaw helps hand-powered cyclists make history

At the World Human Powered Speed Challenge at Battle Mountain, Nevada, USA, Paralympian Karen Darke, MBE and Ken Talbot broke world records for both male and female arm powered speed.

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    The Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens comes roaring back to life(05/11/2018)

    When the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) in the UK began its undertaking to restore The Great Pagoda, Kew, it faced some monumental challenges. Yet by bringing the technologies and expertise of 3D Systems On Demand Manufacturing to this project, this effort was made manageable and efficient.

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    The fastener for engineers who lack tolerance(08/10/2018)

    Whilst design and production engineering for some applications requires fastening to occur with tolerances measured in microns – medical equipment and electronics assemblies together with aerospace and defence products being good examples – it is a fact that in the wider manufacturing arena there has to be, by necessity, more latitude.

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    (Re) designing resistors with Computational Fluid Dynamics(01/10/2018)

    Damiano Natali, research and development engineer at Cressall Resistors, explains how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) comes into play for improving product designs that have stayed much the same for decades.

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    Giving shape to innovative ideas – 3D printing pens(05/09/2018)

    Ideas are aplenty, and innovation will never run out as long as we have those ideas. Our world today is fueled by umpteen ideas that can change the way we move forward and, to aid this, we also have tools that are designed to provide a pedestal for growth and progress.

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    Dream catchers(03/09/2018)

    Children are natural engineers, full of ideas, inventions and inspirational approaches to common place problems.

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