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Encapsulation resin for challenging environments

Electrolube’s encapsulation resin meets tough specifications for wind turbine electrical installation

EuroMold show preview

Leading trade fair for mouldmaking and tooling to present synergies with additive manufacturing

Graphene: In the black

The UK is undoubtedly a pioneer in graphene research, but Louise Smyth assesses whether it could also lead the way in the commercialisation of this new wonder material

Plastics from CO2

The plastics industry is beginning to use carbon dioxide – now widely considered as a pollutant – as a precursor for making a new generation of materials. Lou Reade reports

Degassing rotors for secondary aluminium processing applications

Morgan has produced the first one-piece degassing rotor in silicon carbide, delivering an alternative to the graphite material

Flexible light curing adhesives

DYMAX 1072-M MD adhesive is a UV/broad-spectrum-cured adhesive specifically designed for bonding COC/COP film laminates

High-absorption samarium oxide glaze

Material produces the high diffuse reflectivity required to achieve uniform illumination of the laser rod surface

Get your coat on …

Chris Lloyd explains how specialised after-market coatings can enhance an enclosure’s performance in unexpected ways

Light hybrid modules for dynamic applications

Georg Martin produces complex hybrid sub-assembly for pneumatic application

Materials in design

Dieter Steudtner gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties

Effective thermal management of electronic devices and LEDs

Jake Bridges looks at thermal management solutions to increase reliability and prolong the working life of devices

The small world of graphene

European researchers are investigating how graphene could boost the properties of thermoplastic components. Lou Reade reports

Aluminium tooling: is it right for you?

Manufacturer of injection moulded prototype and production components RP Mouldings has complied a list of the most common questions it has received on the subject

Abrasives could give Olympic bobsleigh team a new edge

The Great Britain Bobsleigh team is preparing for the Winter Olympics with its official sponsor, 3M, by testing various abrasive technologies designed to help enhance its performance

Optimising metal powders for additive manufacture

Rheometer provides the information needed to engineer powder behaviour for specific processes and applications and to ensure a consistent quality product

Sonar breakthrough for piezoelectric ceramic blocks

Morgan Advanced Materials can now press, fire and machine blocks and other shapes of components up to a thickness of 45mm

Accurate analysis of carbon fibre composites

Carbon fibre analysis is of great interest to developers of products that benefit from the unique strength to weight ratio and rigidity of carbon fibre reinforced materials

IP68 ratings are in the bag

Spelsberg UK offers a silicone gel solution which can be applied to almost any enclosure quickly and without any mess

Seals and synthetic materials key to energy efficient plant and machinery

Sealing technology is becoming increasingly important in the design of plant and machinery, says Harald Peschke

Carbon fibre helps lighten the load for Americas Cup victors

TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fibre reinforcements contributed to weight savings and improved mechanical performance on selected composite parts

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