Over two thirds of England’s small and medium manufacturers expect to increase investment in new technology, machinery or premises in a bid to improve their productivity.
The issue of how to deal with a growing amount of waste plastic is exercising one UK company.
The chief executive of InnovateUK confesses to his fear of Darth Vader and praises the efforts of engineers in the UK’s world-leading special effects industry.
Could a new generation of “human-ish” industrial robots able to work alongside their human counterparts help spread automation to even the smallest of engineering firms?
Alarm annunciators are a vital tool in plant safety management. This white paper from Omniflex explores the realistic boundaries of the performance of alarm annunciators and operators in safety critical applications.
The VAX125 series, which is available from 1st Machine Tool Accesories, offers nine different clamping ways due to the combinations of inserts and jaws.
According to Curtis Wright, controlled shot peening is a very economical and well proven method of extending fatigue life in oilfield drilling equipment, welded structures, pumps and valves.
The KUKA.CNC control option enables KUKA robots to be programmed and operated directly by means of G-code.
Most mechanical finishing operations require several stages to achieve the final result. According to Surtech, where large amounts of flat parts, such as sheet, strip, extrusions, hollow sections and so on, have to be finished, only a multi-head machine can cope.
Renishaw and Cardiff University Dental Hospital have teamed up to research 3D printing of CoCr removable partial dentures.
Three KUKA six-axis robots have enabled Lemken, a manufacturer of agricultural implements, to improve process accuracy.