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New silicone sponge for rail industry seals

Typical uses to include door and roof seals, enclosure seals, HVAC seals and gaskets

New polymer facility opens

The £10 million Polymer Innovation Centre in Lancashire, England is now operational for pilot-plant scale manufacturing of new polymers

Additive methods accelerate scooter development

This 3D-printed self-balancing scooter was developed by students at the University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten in Germany

Plastic fantastic: creating with a clean conscience

Terry O’Reilly explores how the big companies are starting to act on creating with a clean conscience, including Proctor & Gamble, Head & Shoulders, and IKEA

A smoother finish

This new CAM package is designed to improve surface quality for machinists

The true power of the prototype

Austen Miller explores the often misunderstood role of the prototype and takes a look at its future

Switching to cast polyurethane parts

High-performance polyurethanes combine the advantages of plastics, metals and ceramics with the resiliency of rubber parts

Exploring alloy-based protection

Will alloy-inducing anti-corrosion agents make metal blasting a thing of the past?

Common causes of refractory failure

What are the seven of most common causes of refractory failure? And what can engineers do to both fix a problem and avoid it in the future

The fibre composite market: a land of opportunities

There is a wealth of innovation, supply chain turbulence, and specific growth areas in the composites market, says Dr Richard Collins

Going soft with robotics

Jonathan Wilkins explains the applications of soft robotics in manufacturing

Camera-equipped smart lock

Home access solution provides door entry with or without a key

An illuminating concept

Julia Vorley details how an LED potting problem in India was resolved in less than 24 hours via the use of an innovative resin product

Surface modification technologies for next-gen medical devices

Plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition of silicon dioxide coatings is bringing new technology to future medical products and legacy devices

Do you know when and why to use ceramic bearings?

Do you know when and why to use ceramic bearings? Erick Sloan offers an engineer’s guide on the pros and cons of designing with ceramic bearings

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