The food industry is Britain’s largest and arguably most important manufacturing sector - and offers some fascinating jobs for engineers.
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?
The first day of The Engineer conference gave glimpses of the future of manufacturing, the importance of long-term investment and how we will continue to explore our neighbouring planets
CGTech, the developer of VERICUT software for simulating CNC machines, has announced an integration with Kennemetal’s NOVO cloud-based tool management software.
After being given advice by the British Centre for Food Robotics and Automation, Fosters called on FANUC Robotics UK to robotise its bakery in Barnsley, UK.
The MH125N4 multi-power vice from 1st Machine Tool Accessories is a four-piece integrated-type vice that is suitable for high-volume production machining.
Sandvik Coromant has announced that its CoroTurn SL cutting heads now feature CoroTurn HP (high-precision) nozzles that direct cutting fluid precisely where it is needed — at the exact interface between the tool and the workpiece. This is said to ensure CoroTurn SL users can be assured of reliable chip breaking, which facilitates both good chip evacuation and extended tool life in back-boring operations.
Hofbräuhaus Brewery chose the KUKA 180 PA robot when it was looking for a customised automation concept that had to be installed in a small space, while at the same time being easily accessible.
Many factors affect the cosmetic appearance of injection-moulded plastic parts. Some of these are within the control of the part designer and some are not. In this white paper, Proto Labs describes several factors affecting cosmetic appearance, the interactions between those factors and steps the designer can take to improve final appearance.
The KUKA Robotics Education Bundle allows educational establishments to impart contemporary robotics expertise to pupils and students.