Lighter vehicles, stronger nuclear reactors and more compatible medical implants are among the goals of a new billion-euro European Space Agency metals project.
High-speed measurement technology is helping to integrate 3D printing into mainstream manufacturing
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
Nearly half a century before the world’s first electric domestic washing machine was introduced The Engineer reported on a novel domestic washing machine that employed a strikingly different concept to today’s rotary machines.
The NTS 450 wet-cutting unit from Reichmann & Sohn, represented in the UK by Surtech, is being used to cut chrome-plated and ground piston rods producing edges free from burr and without mechanical damage for an English excavator manufacturer.
Ogle Models and Prototypes was recently invited by Cranfield Aerospace to develop and manufacture motion cueing simulator seats for fast jet pilot training.
Sandvik Coromant has revealed that its CoroCut QD deep external grooving and parting-off tools are now suitable for internal machining applications. From 1 October, the CoroCut QD system will include CoroTurn SL blades for deep grooves in internal machining.
The JS series four-jaw scroll chuck from 1st Machine Tool Accessories is designed to reliably grip irregularly shaped components.
An automated injection moulding cell has been designed and built by Kettering integrator Hi-Tech Automation to produce electrofusion couplers for joining plastic utility pipes at a lower cost than previously. A majority of the key elements that have gone into the dual production line cell, including robots, controls, drives and injection moulding machines, were supplied by FANUC from its new Coventry headquarters.
This brochure presents KUKA’s range of robots for the plastics industry, which includes the KR QUANTEC, which has mechanically applied brakes.
Friesland Foods is using Fanuc robots on packaging lines to handle cheese. Labour cost savings equate to 500 hours per week and productivity has increased by 10 per cent.