Patterns derived from the veins on a leaf and spider-webs could be key for designing electrical networks for optoelectronic systems, according to researchers from Boston College and South China Normal University
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?
Cirrus Laser, a subcontract supplier of sheet metal and plate processing services, recently installed the UK’s first TRUMPF TruLaser Cell 3000 five-axis laser welding and cutting system. Capable of both cutting and welding on the same platform, the TruLaser Cell 3000 is run alongside the company’s existing TruLaser 5030 fiber flatbed laser.
The new rotary pallet system makes efficient use of machinable area a reality, ultimately leading to savings in tool changes.
During the water-rinsing stage of any pre-treatment process, contamination will build up in the system. As Envirotech explains in this bulletin, it is essential to monitor and control the rinse water during the following AQUUS processes: alkali degreasing solutions; iron phosphate treatments; and zirconium/titanium treatments.
Renishaw’s additive manufacturing division has collaborated with the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) on a free exhibition that will debunk myths about 3D printing. The exhibition explores how this new technology is being used in applied fields, including medicine, manufacturing and aerospace.
Tranquil PC secures its computer housings for machining in Chick equipment, benefiting considerably compared with when parts were clamped in conventional wind-up vices.
The MRT200 NC rotary table from 1st Machine Tool Accessories has a top-mounted motor position that allows for an optimal stroke for the Y axis.
This is TFC’s comprehensive catalogue of inserts for plastic, timber and metals.