Lighter vehicles, stronger nuclear reactors and more compatible medical implants are among the goals of a new billion-euro European Space Agency metals project.
Researchers in Switzerland have created a “molecular assembly line” that acts like an automated factory for building complex chemical substances.
The Advanced Forming Research Centre wants to change industry’s attitude to forging and forming materials, reports Michael Kenward
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.
Robots from ABB have helped systems integrator RM Group to turn an innovative idea for a mobile packaging system into a working reality. Housed in 45ft (14m) articulated trailers, RM Group’s mobile packaging plant uses ABB’s IRB 6640 and IRB 460 robots as part of a system designed to provide customers with a versatile, efficient and easily transportable way of bagging products at source.
On stand F42 at the PPMA Show, ABB Robotics will showcase key features of its IRB 460 robot, said to be the ‘fastest palletising robot in the world’. The event runs from 30 September to 2 October at the NEC in Birmingham.
Roemheld is set to launch a new generation of hydraulic clamps, electromechanical clamping elements and the latest in magnetic clamping technology at Euroblech 2014.
Iemca’s Next 25 is an automation solution designed for multi-spindle lathes combining easy handling with high performance. This compact loader handles 3–25mm bars.
In the third instalment of its ‘Looking Ahead’ series about future manufacturing challenges driven by technological, demographic and environmental changes, toolmaker Sandvik Coromant explores the ramifications that keeping pace with — or falling behind — the coming technology shifts will have on the success of businesses. According to Sandvik Coromant’s white paper ‘Manufacturing Intelligence’ and its video ‘Looking Ahead’, we are now on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution, ...
Surtech — a specialist in the manufacture, design and distribution of mechanical surface finishing equipment and materials — has released a short guide to sheet metal deburring equipment.
Lincoln Precision Engineering (LPE), a laser cutting company based in the East Midlands, has installed a TRUMPF TruLaser 5030 fiber laser profiling centre with BrightLine fiber technology. According to LPE, this installation has helped deliver the best months’ trading figures in the company’s 26-year history.