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Designing wave springs: your questions answered

The Juno space probe uses over 60 different springs to perform three major functions; to open the doors to the solar panels, to guarantee the doors remain latched during flight and to position the...

Sixth sense - honeycomb as a structural material

Honeycombs, as everyone knows, consist of rows of hexagonal cells made of wax where bees store honey and grow their young. By mimicking the insects’ collective wisdom (and construction methods),...

Extending component performance – the hard way

Simon Mercer of Signo-Nanocare looks at how nano-coatings can extend product performance and help us in our efforts to be more sustainable.

Navigating the future of manufacturing with standard components

As manufacturers look to bounce back from the challenges and hardship caused by the global pandemic, successful businesses will need to adapt to produce products to a high standard and volume. Marcus...

Flame off

In a construction market still reeling from the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, Speedpanel has developed a range of insulated composite spandrel panels that provide both extremely quick building...

Profile: The company man

Will Dalrymple speaks with Henkel’s corporate vice president of innovation & application engineering for Loctite Industrial Adhesives, Nigel Fay, who has recently been given extra operational...

ARaymond explains design process of wiring clips for vehicle OEM

C-clips are a type of retaining ring used to hold an assembly together. The devices consist of a semi-flexible ring or clamp with open ends that can be snapped into place. These components can be...

The changing requirements of fastenings in the evolving electric vehicle market

The rapid acceleration of growth in electric vehicles and associated products such as batteries and charging units has required a different approach. No longer does it take time to go to market as...

What is plasma cleaning?

Tantec UK, provider of plasma cleaning systems and surface treatment solutions, explains the process

Passion for safety leads to Eureka moment invention of wind turbine bolt-tension inspection tool

A passion for safety gave Danish engineer Flemming Selmer Nielsen – or “Mr Bolt” as he is affectionately known – a 1.30 a.m. eureka moment with an idea for a bolt-tensioning inspection tool for wind...

Three reasons to choose quick connectors

Though they may seem like a small, simple component, connectors are critical for product quality, reliability and safety. In engine manufacturing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning...

How to choose a mixer

Choosing the correct mixer with the right capabilities will often depend on the materials you need to mix - how prone are they to retain air (perhaps due to high viscosity), how much air is already...