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Essentra accelerates trials of bioplastic alternatives

Essentra is accelerating the development of new bioplastic materials to create more sustainable product ranges.

Strong seals for tough applications

Corteco, part of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, is to add new products such as accumulators to the aftermarket delivery programme for the heavy-duty sector in 2024.

Epoxy meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Master Bond has described its Supreme 11AOHTLP as a two component epoxy featuring thermal conductivity and electrical insulation that is designed for bonding larger parts.

Loctite supports Formula Student project

Loctite has continued to support the University of Hertfordshire team ahead of the 27th edition of the Formula Student project.

Universal Budget Latches from FDB Panel Fittings

FDB Panel Fittings has announced Universal Budget latches to a deadbolt design are available for home and industrial workplace applications.

Norco enhances CNC capabilities with Mantech machine

Norco has acquired a Mantech Apollo 3 Axis CNC machine to enhance the manufacturing capabilities at its CNC centre.

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Technology and magic: eight innovations

“Eight years ago, I wrote about this quote from Arthur C. Clarke: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Dymax Light Guides for UV/LED Light-Curing Spot Lamps

Light guides are essential in transmitting light energy generated from UV/LED spot curing systems to targeted areas and directing that light precisely where needed, which is critical for curing...

Impact of spring materials on the power industry

The power industry’s non-negotiable foundations are extreme precision, reliability, and efficiency. These combined guarantee stable power generation and distribution consistently, enabling varied...

TCO Tipping Point: revealing the real value

Cost pressures are frequently cited by companies as a reason for not investing in new machinery. Put off by the upfront price tag, many persist with tried and tested systems.

Primerless Adhesion with Plexus Adhesives

Traditionally, the process of bonding has involved the application of primers to enhance adhesion between substrates and adhesives.

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Improving Assembly Efficiency with Staytite's Barb and Carp Nuts

The process of assembling a hexagon nut and a washer can be quite fiddly and prone to errors. Aligning the washer with the nut often requires precision, and any slight misstep can cause the parts to...

Circlips vs. Snap Rings: Understanding the Differences

When it comes to securing rotating or moving parts within machinery, engineers often encounter the choice between two distinct components - circlips and snap rings. Despite their apparent...

Design Online Webinars | Join us on 27 June | Register Now

Join us for one or both of our webinars on June 27th. Editor Paul Fanning will join guests from Southco and 3M to discuss a range of essential topics for design engineers.

PICO® XP Jetting Technology from Nordson EFD Gives Manufacturers Next-Level Production Control

Micron (µm) level stroke adjustment and self-regulating calibration allow this revolutionary jetting system to meet unprecedented levels of fluid dispensing repeatability, both valve-to-valve and...

Why You Should Use a Wave Spring for Bearing Preload

A bearing is engineered to move smoothly and consists of several moving components that function together as a single unit. However, tolerance accumulation during manufacturing and assembly can lead...

Six Key Benefits of Using Custom Engineered Components

Custom engineered components (CEC) meet unique requirements, specifications, and/or challenges that off-the-shelf or standard components may not adequately address. The term is broad and generally...

UltimusPlus Fluid Dispensers Improve Operational Efficiency and Take Process Control to a New Level

They allow remote programming directly from a PLC and provide Ethernet control with TCP/IP protocol for Smart Factory integration.