Innovative compact seal suits dynamic applications

New from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is the Turcon Roto VL seal that is designed for dynamic applications with medium- or high-pressure fluids

Rugged automatic drum filler

Automatic dual-lance 55 gallon drum filler easily converts to fill five gallon jugs, says Specialty Equipment

Pressure activated luer lock check valve

USP Class VI low priming valve generates a stable cracking pressure of 8-10 psi and is rated up to 330 psi

Near-infrared technology monitors resin dosing

Researchers have developed a near-infrared optical technique for online monitoring of resin distribution during the manufacture of wood-based boards

Polymer for compression vanes in pneumatic tools

VICTREX T-Series polymer delivers enhanced mechanical and tribological properties; helps satisfy environmental requirements

Versatile metal expands into new role in tree-top walkway

Andy Foster looks at how a versatile metal has been put to use at London's Kew Gardens

Recycled plastics offer commercial and environmental benefits

Manufacturers of products incorporating plastics are finding recycled materials increasingly attractive, both for economic and marketing reasons. Alistair Rae looks at the options available and the latest developments in recycled post-consumer plastic waste

Fortus 900mc 3D Production System gains four new materials

Stratasys is making four enhanced build materials and one more support material compatible with its Fortus 900mc 3D Production System

Compact reciprocating pumpskid

Wepuko has developed and delivered two compact reciprocating pump skids (API674) with an installed power of more than 700kW for an Offshore Project in Norway.

Ormocer-based lighting eliminates peripheral colour effects

Researchers will be demonstrating novel nanotechnology lighting technology and also a sound-emitting varnish at nano tech 2010 in Tokyo

Eco-polyamide is manufactured partly from castor oil

Rhodia's new Technyl Exten resin uses polyamide 6.10 produced in part from castor oil, yet it still offers excellent material properties

Novel applications for carbon-based nanotechnologies

Futurecarbon will use the 2010 Hanover Fair to demonstrate its Carbo e-Therm electrical heating coating and Carbogran carbon nanotube granulate product

New technique to reduce defects in metal injection moulded parts

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute are using neural networks to work towards zero-defect production of metal injection moulded components

Process developments create opportunities for ceramics

Ceramics offer properties that are not generally available from metals, plastics or composites, but ceramic components can be difficult to source, especially if time is of the essence. Alistair Rae reports

Shark-based painted surface cuts aircraft drag

A team of researchers has developed a way to finish aircraft exteriors with a nanoparticle-loaded paint that reduces drag and, therefore, fuel consumption


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