The call for ‘lightweighting’ has led to significant advancements in how products are designed and constructed. Technology gains have resulted in new and exciting possibilities, but they have also created a unique set of joint design problems.
In 2018, the New South Wales Government faced embarrassment after ordering $2 billion worth of new trains that were too wide for the tunnels.
Bonded shrink fit assemblies not only enhance the service life of an assembly but pave the way for new design concepts and cost savings.
In recent years, environmental awareness has gained significant momentum affecting almost all industries and business sectors, the engineering and manufacturing industry is no exception.
Here Peter Swanson, Managing Director of Intertronics, explains the factors to consider when choosing an optical adhesive.
When designers at a leading manufacturer of professional and domestic aluminium ladders needed safety-critical fasteners that they could rely on for the expected lifetime of their product, they turned to Bollhoff for a solution.
Custom car pioneers Hackrod are using Lightworks’ SLIPSTREAM to design their concept speedster in VR before manufacturing it using 3D printing.
Embedded systems are now moving into a new phase of complexity and functionality. Even systems that most would consider to be relatively simple are reaching the point where more sophisticated control is needed to maintain their position in the market. This has a knock-on effect on the criteria development teams need to use when they select hardware platforms.
Recent advances in rubber-like polymeric materials, such as Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE’S), have provided new opportunities in 3D printing.