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Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that even those with long-standing, severe paralysis can generate signals in the area of the brain responsible for voluntary movement and these signals can be detected, recorded, routed out of the brain to a computer and converted into actions, ena
Novel methane consuming microorganisms discovered at Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano in Arctic
Not lava, but muds and methane are emitted from the Arctic deep-water mud volcano Haakon Mosby. When it reaches the atmosphere, methane is an aggressive greenhouse gas, 25-times more potent than carbon dioxide. Fortunately, some specialised microorganisms feed on methane and thereby reduce emissions
Aging marker reduces risks
The oil analysis service optimizes equipment protection by tracking the condition of Molykote brand lubricants based on comparing running oil samples with their original properties. Unlike most alternative oil analysis programs, the Integrated Oil Analysis Program from Dow Corning tells exactly how
Method designed to improve the transmission security of sensitive data
Neuro scientists at Bonn University have developed a new process for encoding sensitive data in such a way that only the intended recipient can read them -using, for example, authentication per iris scan or fingerprint.
NREL and California Air Agency to test clean diesel fuels
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will test Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel fuel for California's South Coast Air Quality Management District to determine if using the fuel can help reduce air pollution.
Laboratory licenses hydrogen sensor technology
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced that Nuclear Filter Technology has been awarded licenses to manufacture Fiber Optic Hydrogen Sensors.
First vortex chains observed in engineered superconductor
They look like tiny swirling dust devils on the surface of the superconductor: 'vortices' that appear where magnetic fields interact with the material. Unlike harmless dust devils, however, vortices can sap a superconductor's ability to transmit current without resistance.
APS X-rays reveal the real chemistry behind mercury mixed in mustard agent
The U.S government's effort to dispose of mustard agent from the 1940s by incinerating it was halted when workers discovered that hundreds of containers of the agent were contaminated with mercury. Researchers at Argonne and the University of Chicago used the Advanced Photon Source to determine how
New technology provides low vision patients new options for vision assistance
Although getting older doesn't mean you lose your vision, many aging Americans are indeed dealing with some sort of vision disability. Some may develop what practitioners call 'low vision,' meaning vision that can't be corrected with regular glasses or contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Although t
Intervention can greatly improve dialysis treatment
A new clinical trial demonstrates that identifying and overcoming three barriers greatly improves the quality of hemodialysis treatment, a finding that may help the 33,000 Americans now receiving suboptimal doses of hemodialysis.
STAR-Design V4.04 released
CD-adapco is pleased to announce the release of STAR-Design V4.04. STAR-Design
Simpleware releases ScanIP v2.1 for image processing
Simpleware announces the release of Version 2.1 of ScanIP, its advanced image processing software. ScanIP offers an extensive selection of image visualization, processing and segmentation tools to process any volumetric 3D data as obtained from MRI, CT, and Micro-CT scanners, for example. Segmented
nCode releases GlyphWorks 4.0
nCode, a global provider of durability, performance, and operational measurement and decision management solutions that help companies eliminate unexpected failures, announces the release of GlyphWorks 4.0 software. The product is an easy-to-use environment that enables engineers to interactively bu
Versatile generalist among industrial charge amplifiers
One of the characterizing features of piezoelectric measurement is that a single sensor has a range extending over several powers of ten. It achieves the same high precision in each of these decades.
Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Partner to introduce Aquapex(TM) Pool and Spa Filtration Media
Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. today announced a partnership to jointly market a new pool and spa filtration
Donaldson Company uses PGI's technology in its newest Dura-Life(TM) baghouse filters
Polymer Group, Inc. announced that its Durapex(TM) filtration medium is being used in new industrial baghouse filters for du
Sales of products equipped with Sharp's plasmacluster ion technology reach 10 million units worldwide
Solid Track Record of Effectiveness and Reliability Attracts 17 Companies, from Home Appliances to Automobiles, to Adopt the Technology in Addition to Sharp. Total sales of products from Sharp Corporation and from companies in other industries equipped with Plasmacluster Ion technology, Sharp
Mechanism for suppressing mite allergens by Plasmacluster Ions explained a World First
Plasmacluster Ion technology, which Sharp developed in 2000, is an air purification system that removes harmful airborne substances by releasing positive and negative ions into the air. Working in collaboration with research institutions around the world, Sharp subsequently proved that Plasmacluster
Study defines effective Microbicide design for HIV/AIDS prevention
Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a computer tool they say could lead to improvements in topical microbicides being developed for women to use to prevent infection by the virus that causes AIDS.
Filters made of metal
Microfilters soon clog up and require elaborate cleaning. A new filter made of a metal fabric simply shakes off the offending deposits. It has an evenly sized pore structure of a defined granularity and is more d
Measure up with machine vision
Vision systems help manufacturers improve quality and productivity by automating many part gauging and inspection tasks quickly, accurately, and with a high degree of repeatability. By generating valuable inspection data at each step of a manufacturing process vision systems also can help control en
Sandia's tiny canals on chips could expand uses for tomorrow's 'microfluidic' devices
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have created a new microchip processing technique that creates raised, microscopic canals on chips, through which liquids or gases can flow from one chip feature to another.
Sandia develops tools for assessing vulnerability of buildings to chemical and biological attacks
A research team from the Department of Energy
Press orders for SMV presses
Presses (UK) Ltd, the Coventry based power press and ancillary equipment manufacturer received two orders for EMG pneumatic and mechanical presses. The first order was from Swindon, Wiltshire based Torinsifan, to be installed in their Whitney, Oxford manufacturing facility.
Aquaporins, the perfect water filters of the cell
Water regulation plays a crucial role in the human body. Water flux between cells is facilitated by proteins embedded in the membrane, so-called aquaporins. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in G
New insight into the cosmic renaissance epoch
Using the ESO Very Large Telescope, two astronomers from Germany and the UK have discovered some of the most distant galaxies ever seen . They are located about 12,600 million light-years away.
Max Planck researchers map out numerous areas in the brain where sound frequencies are processed
The brain filters what we hear. It can do this in part because particular groups of neurons react to specific frequencies of sound. Neurobiologists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in T
Flouting traditional central drying pays off
Each of the 21 injection machines serviced by this JIT material handling system can access any of 50 materials. North American Lighting
A less-costly fuel-cell design
To get around the problem of a nonexistent hydrogen infrastructure, a research firm examined reformer systems for fuel cells that produce hydrogen from gasoline. Directed Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va. (directedtechnologies.com), recently completed a multiyear study funded by the Dept. of Energy.
Good designs brewing at Access Business Group
Access Business Group (Ada, Michigan) develops, manufactures, and distributes a comprehensive range of durable goods, including patented water treatment and air filtration systems, and an award-winning coffee mak
Carolina Turkeys relies on BOC technology to reduce water consumption
Carolina Turkeys became the first turkey processor to take advantage of the financial and resource savings made possible by BOC
BOC urges car drivers to be ready for summer
For many car drivers, the need to ensure the air conditioning system is ready for the summer comes well down the list of maintenance checks behind the oil, filters, tyres and brakes, but now is the right time to
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that even those with long-standing, severe paralysis can generate signals in the area of the brain responsible for voluntary movement and these signals can be detected, recorded, routed out of the brain to a computer and converted into actions, ena
Novel methane consuming microorganisms discovered at Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano in Arctic
Not lava, but muds and methane are emitted from the Arctic deep-water mud volcano Haakon Mosby. When it reaches the atmosphere, methane is an aggressive greenhouse gas, 25-times more potent than carbon dioxide. Fortunately, some specialised microorganisms feed on methane and thereby reduce emissions
Aging marker reduces risks
The oil analysis service optimizes equipment protection by tracking the condition of Molykote brand lubricants based on comparing running oil samples with their original properties. Unlike most alternative oil analysis programs, the Integrated Oil Analysis Program from Dow Corning tells exactly how
Method designed to improve the transmission security of sensitive data
Neuro scientists at Bonn University have developed a new process for encoding sensitive data in such a way that only the intended recipient can read them -using, for example, authentication per iris scan or fingerprint.
NREL and California Air Agency to test clean diesel fuels
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will test Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel fuel for California's South Coast Air Quality Management District to determine if using the fuel can help reduce air pollution.
Laboratory licenses hydrogen sensor technology
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced that Nuclear Filter Technology has been awarded licenses to manufacture Fiber Optic Hydrogen Sensors.
First vortex chains observed in engineered superconductor
They look like tiny swirling dust devils on the surface of the superconductor: 'vortices' that appear where magnetic fields interact with the material. Unlike harmless dust devils, however, vortices can sap a superconductor's ability to transmit current without resistance.
APS X-rays reveal the real chemistry behind mercury mixed in mustard agent
The U.S government's effort to dispose of mustard agent from the 1940s by incinerating it was halted when workers discovered that hundreds of containers of the agent were contaminated with mercury. Researchers at Argonne and the University of Chicago used the Advanced Photon Source to determine how
New technology provides low vision patients new options for vision assistance
Although getting older doesn't mean you lose your vision, many aging Americans are indeed dealing with some sort of vision disability. Some may develop what practitioners call 'low vision,' meaning vision that can't be corrected with regular glasses or contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Although t
Intervention can greatly improve dialysis treatment
A new clinical trial demonstrates that identifying and overcoming three barriers greatly improves the quality of hemodialysis treatment, a finding that may help the 33,000 Americans now receiving suboptimal doses of hemodialysis.
STAR-Design V4.04 released
CD-adapco is pleased to announce the release of STAR-Design V4.04. STAR-Design
Simpleware releases ScanIP v2.1 for image processing
Simpleware announces the release of Version 2.1 of ScanIP, its advanced image processing software. ScanIP offers an extensive selection of image visualization, processing and segmentation tools to process any volumetric 3D data as obtained from MRI, CT, and Micro-CT scanners, for example. Segmented
nCode releases GlyphWorks 4.0
nCode, a global provider of durability, performance, and operational measurement and decision management solutions that help companies eliminate unexpected failures, announces the release of GlyphWorks 4.0 software. The product is an easy-to-use environment that enables engineers to interactively bu
Versatile generalist among industrial charge amplifiers
One of the characterizing features of piezoelectric measurement is that a single sensor has a range extending over several powers of ten. It achieves the same high precision in each of these decades.
Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Partner to introduce Aquapex(TM) Pool and Spa Filtration Media
Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. today announced a partnership to jointly market a new pool and spa filtration
Donaldson Company uses PGI's technology in its newest Dura-Life(TM) baghouse filters
Polymer Group, Inc. announced that its Durapex(TM) filtration medium is being used in new industrial baghouse filters for du
Sales of products equipped with Sharp's plasmacluster ion technology reach 10 million units worldwide
Solid Track Record of Effectiveness and Reliability Attracts 17 Companies, from Home Appliances to Automobiles, to Adopt the Technology in Addition to Sharp. Total sales of products from Sharp Corporation and from companies in other industries equipped with Plasmacluster Ion technology, Sharp
Mechanism for suppressing mite allergens by Plasmacluster Ions explained a World First
Plasmacluster Ion technology, which Sharp developed in 2000, is an air purification system that removes harmful airborne substances by releasing positive and negative ions into the air. Working in collaboration with research institutions around the world, Sharp subsequently proved that Plasmacluster
Study defines effective Microbicide design for HIV/AIDS prevention
Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a computer tool they say could lead to improvements in topical microbicides being developed for women to use to prevent infection by the virus that causes AIDS.
Filters made of metal
Microfilters soon clog up and require elaborate cleaning. A new filter made of a metal fabric simply shakes off the offending deposits. It has an evenly sized pore structure of a defined granularity and is more d
Measure up with machine vision
Vision systems help manufacturers improve quality and productivity by automating many part gauging and inspection tasks quickly, accurately, and with a high degree of repeatability. By generating valuable inspection data at each step of a manufacturing process vision systems also can help control en
Sandia's tiny canals on chips could expand uses for tomorrow's 'microfluidic' devices
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have created a new microchip processing technique that creates raised, microscopic canals on chips, through which liquids or gases can flow from one chip feature to another.
Sandia develops tools for assessing vulnerability of buildings to chemical and biological attacks
A research team from the Department of Energy
Press orders for SMV presses
Presses (UK) Ltd, the Coventry based power press and ancillary equipment manufacturer received two orders for EMG pneumatic and mechanical presses. The first order was from Swindon, Wiltshire based Torinsifan, to be installed in their Whitney, Oxford manufacturing facility.
Aquaporins, the perfect water filters of the cell
Water regulation plays a crucial role in the human body. Water flux between cells is facilitated by proteins embedded in the membrane, so-called aquaporins. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in G
New insight into the cosmic renaissance epoch
Using the ESO Very Large Telescope, two astronomers from Germany and the UK have discovered some of the most distant galaxies ever seen . They are located about 12,600 million light-years away.
Max Planck researchers map out numerous areas in the brain where sound frequencies are processed
The brain filters what we hear. It can do this in part because particular groups of neurons react to specific frequencies of sound. Neurobiologists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in T
Flouting traditional central drying pays off
Each of the 21 injection machines serviced by this JIT material handling system can access any of 50 materials. North American Lighting
A less-costly fuel-cell design
To get around the problem of a nonexistent hydrogen infrastructure, a research firm examined reformer systems for fuel cells that produce hydrogen from gasoline. Directed Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va. (directedtechnologies.com), recently completed a multiyear study funded by the Dept. of Energy.
Good designs brewing at Access Business Group
Access Business Group (Ada, Michigan) develops, manufactures, and distributes a comprehensive range of durable goods, including patented water treatment and air filtration systems, and an award-winning coffee mak
Carolina Turkeys relies on BOC technology to reduce water consumption
Carolina Turkeys became the first turkey processor to take advantage of the financial and resource savings made possible by BOC
BOC urges car drivers to be ready for summer
For many car drivers, the need to ensure the air conditioning system is ready for the summer comes well down the list of maintenance checks behind the oil, filters, tyres and brakes, but now is the right time to
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that even those with long-standing, severe paralysis can generate signals in the area of the brain responsible for voluntary movement and these signals can be detected, recorded, routed out of the brain to a computer and converted into actions, ena
Novel methane consuming microorganisms discovered at Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano in Arctic
Not lava, but muds and methane are emitted from the Arctic deep-water mud volcano Haakon Mosby. When it reaches the atmosphere, methane is an aggressive greenhouse gas, 25-times more potent than carbon dioxide. Fortunately, some specialised microorganisms feed on methane and thereby reduce emissions
Aging marker reduces risks
The oil analysis service optimizes equipment protection by tracking the condition of Molykote brand lubricants based on comparing running oil samples with their original properties. Unlike most alternative oil analysis programs, the Integrated Oil Analysis Program from Dow Corning tells exactly how
Method designed to improve the transmission security of sensitive data
Neuro scientists at Bonn University have developed a new process for encoding sensitive data in such a way that only the intended recipient can read them -using, for example, authentication per iris scan or fingerprint.
NREL and California Air Agency to test clean diesel fuels
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will test Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel fuel for California's South Coast Air Quality Management District to determine if using the fuel can help reduce air pollution.
Laboratory licenses hydrogen sensor technology
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced that Nuclear Filter Technology has been awarded licenses to manufacture Fiber Optic Hydrogen Sensors.
First vortex chains observed in engineered superconductor
They look like tiny swirling dust devils on the surface of the superconductor: 'vortices' that appear where magnetic fields interact with the material. Unlike harmless dust devils, however, vortices can sap a superconductor's ability to transmit current without resistance.
APS X-rays reveal the real chemistry behind mercury mixed in mustard agent
The U.S government's effort to dispose of mustard agent from the 1940s by incinerating it was halted when workers discovered that hundreds of containers of the agent were contaminated with mercury. Researchers at Argonne and the University of Chicago used the Advanced Photon Source to determine how
New technology provides low vision patients new options for vision assistance
Although getting older doesn't mean you lose your vision, many aging Americans are indeed dealing with some sort of vision disability. Some may develop what practitioners call 'low vision,' meaning vision that can't be corrected with regular glasses or contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Although t
Intervention can greatly improve dialysis treatment
A new clinical trial demonstrates that identifying and overcoming three barriers greatly improves the quality of hemodialysis treatment, a finding that may help the 33,000 Americans now receiving suboptimal doses of hemodialysis.
STAR-Design V4.04 released
CD-adapco is pleased to announce the release of STAR-Design V4.04. STAR-Design
Simpleware releases ScanIP v2.1 for image processing
Simpleware announces the release of Version 2.1 of ScanIP, its advanced image processing software. ScanIP offers an extensive selection of image visualization, processing and segmentation tools to process any volumetric 3D data as obtained from MRI, CT, and Micro-CT scanners, for example. Segmented
nCode releases GlyphWorks 4.0
nCode, a global provider of durability, performance, and operational measurement and decision management solutions that help companies eliminate unexpected failures, announces the release of GlyphWorks 4.0 software. The product is an easy-to-use environment that enables engineers to interactively bu
Versatile generalist among industrial charge amplifiers
One of the characterizing features of piezoelectric measurement is that a single sensor has a range extending over several powers of ten. It achieves the same high precision in each of these decades.
Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Partner to introduce Aquapex(TM) Pool and Spa Filtration Media
Polymer Group, Inc. and Midwest Filtration Co. today announced a partnership to jointly market a new pool and spa filtration
Donaldson Company uses PGI's technology in its newest Dura-Life(TM) baghouse filters
Polymer Group, Inc. announced that its Durapex(TM) filtration medium is being used in new industrial baghouse filters for du
Sales of products equipped with Sharp's plasmacluster ion technology reach 10 million units worldwide
Solid Track Record of Effectiveness and Reliability Attracts 17 Companies, from Home Appliances to Automobiles, to Adopt the Technology in Addition to Sharp. Total sales of products from Sharp Corporation and from companies in other industries equipped with Plasmacluster Ion technology, Sharp
Mechanism for suppressing mite allergens by Plasmacluster Ions explained a World First
Plasmacluster Ion technology, which Sharp developed in 2000, is an air purification system that removes harmful airborne substances by releasing positive and negative ions into the air. Working in collaboration with research institutions around the world, Sharp subsequently proved that Plasmacluster
Study defines effective Microbicide design for HIV/AIDS prevention
Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a computer tool they say could lead to improvements in topical microbicides being developed for women to use to prevent infection by the virus that causes AIDS.
Filters made of metal
Microfilters soon clog up and require elaborate cleaning. A new filter made of a metal fabric simply shakes off the offending deposits. It has an evenly sized pore structure of a defined granularity and is more d
Measure up with machine vision
Vision systems help manufacturers improve quality and productivity by automating many part gauging and inspection tasks quickly, accurately, and with a high degree of repeatability. By generating valuable inspection data at each step of a manufacturing process vision systems also can help control en
Sandia's tiny canals on chips could expand uses for tomorrow's 'microfluidic' devices
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories have created a new microchip processing technique that creates raised, microscopic canals on chips, through which liquids or gases can flow from one chip feature to another.
Sandia develops tools for assessing vulnerability of buildings to chemical and biological attacks
A research team from the Department of Energy
Press orders for SMV presses
Presses (UK) Ltd, the Coventry based power press and ancillary equipment manufacturer received two orders for EMG pneumatic and mechanical presses. The first order was from Swindon, Wiltshire based Torinsifan, to be installed in their Whitney, Oxford manufacturing facility.
Aquaporins, the perfect water filters of the cell
Water regulation plays a crucial role in the human body. Water flux between cells is facilitated by proteins embedded in the membrane, so-called aquaporins. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in G
New insight into the cosmic renaissance epoch
Using the ESO Very Large Telescope, two astronomers from Germany and the UK have discovered some of the most distant galaxies ever seen . They are located about 12,600 million light-years away.
Max Planck researchers map out numerous areas in the brain where sound frequencies are processed
The brain filters what we hear. It can do this in part because particular groups of neurons react to specific frequencies of sound. Neurobiologists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in T
Flouting traditional central drying pays off
Each of the 21 injection machines serviced by this JIT material handling system can access any of 50 materials. North American Lighting
A less-costly fuel-cell design
To get around the problem of a nonexistent hydrogen infrastructure, a research firm examined reformer systems for fuel cells that produce hydrogen from gasoline. Directed Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va. (directedtechnologies.com), recently completed a multiyear study funded by the Dept. of Energy.
Good designs brewing at Access Business Group
Access Business Group (Ada, Michigan) develops, manufactures, and distributes a comprehensive range of durable goods, including patented water treatment and air filtration systems, and an award-winning coffee mak
Carolina Turkeys relies on BOC technology to reduce water consumption
Carolina Turkeys became the first turkey processor to take advantage of the financial and resource savings made possible by BOC
BOC urges car drivers to be ready for summer
For many car drivers, the need to ensure the air conditioning system is ready for the summer comes well down the list of maintenance checks behind the oil, filters, tyres and brakes, but now is the right time to
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
DuPont Zytel nylon high-pressure oil tank of for BMW motorcycle
BMW's new K 1200 S motorcycle has dry-sump lubrication, developed for use in racing cars. This technology offers maximum operating safety even under extreme conditions, and it reduces motor height, as it does away with the oilpan.
DuPont Zytel wide band resonator wins award
Dodge Nitro 2.8L Turbo Diesel sports a unique wide-band resonator from Woco Motor Acoustic Systems USA Inc. that captured top honors in last night
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Research shows students who begin school in small classes have an edge
Students beginning school in small classes continue to benefit many years later and outscore other students in high school mathematics, according to new research co-authored by scholars at the University.
Changes in ozone layer offer hope for improvement, says team of scientists
Analysis of several different satellite records and surface monitoring instruments indicates that the ozone layer is no longer declining, according to a study by scientists working with the Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science at the University of Chicago.
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that even those with long-standing, severe paralysis can generate signals in the area of the brain responsible for voluntary movement and these signals can be detected, recorded, routed out of the brain to a computer and converted into actions, ena
Los Alamos instruments to capture the sun
Three instruments designed and built by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory will help scientists understand the origin of the solar system.
Neutralizing the world's most deadly killers
The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a method for neutralizing some of the world's most deadly killers, chemical and biological warfare agents. Using a newly developed Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet, workers can quickly decontaminate areas tainted with
Los Alamos studies nerve activity to improve artificial retina
Los Alamos National Laboratory is supporting the Department of Energy's artificial retina project by developing better ways to visualize and interpret the patterns of neural activity that result when the retina is stimulated. Employing new and existing techniques, a team from Los Alamos' Biological
Material could be used to make better filters, more efficient sensors, and faster catalysts
For the first time, scientists have created a material with a gradient of gold nanoparticles on a silica covered silicon surface using a molecular template. The material, which was developed at North Carolina State University and tested at the National Synchrotron Light Source at the U.S. Department
Brookhaven Lab develops ThraxVac to clean up anthrax
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy
Novel methane consuming microorganisms discovered at Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano in Arctic
Not lava, but muds and methane are emitted from the Arctic deep-water mud volcano Haakon Mosby. When it reaches the atmosphere, methane is an aggressive greenhouse gas, 25-times more potent than carbon dioxide. Fortunately, some specialised microorganisms feed on methane and thereby reduce emissions
Aging marker reduces risks
The oil analysis service optimizes equipment protection by tracking the condition of Molykote brand lubricants based on comparing running oil samples with their original properties. Unlike most alternative oil analysis programs, the Integrated Oil Analysis Program from Dow Corning tells exactly how
Method designed to improve the transmission security of sensitive data
Neuro scientists at Bonn University have developed a new process for encoding sensitive data in such a way that only the intended recipient can read them -using, for example, authentication per iris scan or fingerprint.
New modules offer 3-V and 5-V versions with frequencies from 30 kHz to 56 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of eight new series of infrared receiver modules in a new Minicast package type, featuring high immunity against EMI and a high-precision band filter.
New modules offer 3-V and 5-V versions with frequencies from 30 kHz to 56 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of eight new series of infrared receiver modules in a new Minicast package type, featuring high immunity against EMI and a high-precision band filter.
NREL and California Air Agency to test clean diesel fuels
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will test Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel fuel for California's South Coast Air Quality Management District to determine if using the fuel can help reduce air pollution.
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
DuPont Zytel nylon high-pressure oil tank of for BMW motorcycle
BMW's new K 1200 S motorcycle has dry-sump lubrication, developed for use in racing cars. This technology offers maximum operating safety even under extreme conditions, and it reduces motor height, as it does away with the oilpan.
DuPont Zytel wide band resonator wins award
Dodge Nitro 2.8L Turbo Diesel sports a unique wide-band resonator from Woco Motor Acoustic Systems USA Inc. that captured top honors in last night
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Research shows students who begin school in small classes have an edge
Students beginning school in small classes continue to benefit many years later and outscore other students in high school mathematics, according to new research co-authored by scholars at the University.
Changes in ozone layer offer hope for improvement, says team of scientists
Analysis of several different satellite records and surface monitoring instruments indicates that the ozone layer is no longer declining, according to a study by scientists working with the Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science at the University of Chicago.
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that even those with long-standing, severe paralysis can generate signals in the area of the brain responsible for voluntary movement and these signals can be detected, recorded, routed out of the brain to a computer and converted into actions, ena
Los Alamos instruments to capture the sun
Three instruments designed and built by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory will help scientists understand the origin of the solar system.
Neutralizing the world's most deadly killers
The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a method for neutralizing some of the world's most deadly killers, chemical and biological warfare agents. Using a newly developed Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet, workers can quickly decontaminate areas tainted with
Los Alamos studies nerve activity to improve artificial retina
Los Alamos National Laboratory is supporting the Department of Energy's artificial retina project by developing better ways to visualize and interpret the patterns of neural activity that result when the retina is stimulated. Employing new and existing techniques, a team from Los Alamos' Biological
Material could be used to make better filters, more efficient sensors, and faster catalysts
For the first time, scientists have created a material with a gradient of gold nanoparticles on a silica covered silicon surface using a molecular template. The material, which was developed at North Carolina State University and tested at the National Synchrotron Light Source at the U.S. Department
Brookhaven Lab develops ThraxVac to clean up anthrax
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy
Novel methane consuming microorganisms discovered at Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano in Arctic
Not lava, but muds and methane are emitted from the Arctic deep-water mud volcano Haakon Mosby. When it reaches the atmosphere, methane is an aggressive greenhouse gas, 25-times more potent than carbon dioxide. Fortunately, some specialised microorganisms feed on methane and thereby reduce emissions
Aging marker reduces risks
The oil analysis service optimizes equipment protection by tracking the condition of Molykote brand lubricants based on comparing running oil samples with their original properties. Unlike most alternative oil analysis programs, the Integrated Oil Analysis Program from Dow Corning tells exactly how
Method designed to improve the transmission security of sensitive data
Neuro scientists at Bonn University have developed a new process for encoding sensitive data in such a way that only the intended recipient can read them -using, for example, authentication per iris scan or fingerprint.
New modules offer 3-V and 5-V versions with frequencies from 30 kHz to 56 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of eight new series of infrared receiver modules in a new Minicast package type, featuring high immunity against EMI and a high-precision band filter.
New modules offer 3-V and 5-V versions with frequencies from 30 kHz to 56 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of eight new series of infrared receiver modules in a new Minicast package type, featuring high immunity against EMI and a high-precision band filter.
NREL and California Air Agency to test clean diesel fuels
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will test Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel fuel for California's South Coast Air Quality Management District to determine if using the fuel can help reduce air pollution.
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
DuPont Zytel nylon high-pressure oil tank of for BMW motorcycle
BMW's new K 1200 S motorcycle has dry-sump lubrication, developed for use in racing cars. This technology offers maximum operating safety even under extreme conditions, and it reduces motor height, as it does away with the oilpan.
DuPont Zytel wide band resonator wins award
Dodge Nitro 2.8L Turbo Diesel sports a unique wide-band resonator from Woco Motor Acoustic Systems USA Inc. that captured top honors in last night
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Research shows students who begin school in small classes have an edge
Students beginning school in small classes continue to benefit many years later and outscore other students in high school mathematics, according to new research co-authored by scholars at the University.
Changes in ozone layer offer hope for improvement, says team of scientists
Analysis of several different satellite records and surface monitoring instruments indicates that the ozone layer is no longer declining, according to a study by scientists working with the Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science at the University of Chicago.
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that even those with long-standing, severe paralysis can generate signals in the area of the brain responsible for voluntary movement and these signals can be detected, recorded, routed out of the brain to a computer and converted into actions, ena
Los Alamos instruments to capture the sun
Three instruments designed and built by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory will help scientists understand the origin of the solar system.
Neutralizing the world's most deadly killers
The Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a method for neutralizing some of the world's most deadly killers, chemical and biological warfare agents. Using a newly developed Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet, workers can quickly decontaminate areas tainted with
Los Alamos studies nerve activity to improve artificial retina
Los Alamos National Laboratory is supporting the Department of Energy's artificial retina project by developing better ways to visualize and interpret the patterns of neural activity that result when the retina is stimulated. Employing new and existing techniques, a team from Los Alamos' Biological
Material could be used to make better filters, more efficient sensors, and faster catalysts
For the first time, scientists have created a material with a gradient of gold nanoparticles on a silica covered silicon surface using a molecular template. The material, which was developed at North Carolina State University and tested at the National Synchrotron Light Source at the U.S. Department
Brookhaven Lab develops ThraxVac to clean up anthrax
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy
Novel methane consuming microorganisms discovered at Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano in Arctic
Not lava, but muds and methane are emitted from the Arctic deep-water mud volcano Haakon Mosby. When it reaches the atmosphere, methane is an aggressive greenhouse gas, 25-times more potent than carbon dioxide. Fortunately, some specialised microorganisms feed on methane and thereby reduce emissions
Aging marker reduces risks
The oil analysis service optimizes equipment protection by tracking the condition of Molykote brand lubricants based on comparing running oil samples with their original properties. Unlike most alternative oil analysis programs, the Integrated Oil Analysis Program from Dow Corning tells exactly how
Method designed to improve the transmission security of sensitive data
Neuro scientists at Bonn University have developed a new process for encoding sensitive data in such a way that only the intended recipient can read them -using, for example, authentication per iris scan or fingerprint.
New modules offer 3-V and 5-V versions with frequencies from 30 kHz to 56 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of eight new series of infrared receiver modules in a new Minicast package type, featuring high immunity against EMI and a high-precision band filter.
New modules offer 3-V and 5-V versions with frequencies from 30 kHz to 56 kHz
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the release of eight new series of infrared receiver modules in a new Minicast package type, featuring high immunity against EMI and a high-precision band filter.
NREL and California Air Agency to test clean diesel fuels
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will test Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel fuel for California's South Coast Air Quality Management District to determine if using the fuel can help reduce air pollution.
Additive manufacturing for industrial use
Renishaw is unveiling the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. At Euromold 2014, which took taking place between 25 and 28 November in Fran
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Radiation tolerant "cleaning" alga requisitioned to clean up effluent
A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Three more research grades of carbon nanotubes now available
SouthWest NanoTechnologies is introducing three new research grade carbon nanotube products. These new grades represent the latest advancements in SWeNT's continued drive towards higher performance, lower cost carbon nanotubes.
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Energy Innovation Hub to tackle US rare earth materials shortages
The US Department of Energy has announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory has been awarded up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for US energy security. The n
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE Infrastructure brings key protection and productivity technologies to China
GE Infrastructure, one of the newest growth engines of the General Electric company, announced today the introduction of four new technology solutions to the Chinese marketplace: Merlin, a home water filtration s
GE and partners launch the World's largest membrane-based water filtration project
In a ceremony attended by more than 400 people, which included representatives from the highest level of the Kuwaiti Government, GE Infrastructure's Water & Process Technologies business helped dedicate the world's largest membrane based wastewater
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
GE completes ZENON environmental acquisition
GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced its completion of the ZENON Environmental Inc. Aquisition. GE purchased ZENON, a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse, in an all cash transaction valuing Z
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
GE expands healthcare initiative to hospitals in 10 African countries
GE announced today it has expanded its philanthropic initiative to improve primary healthcare facilities in Africa through a new cooperative effort with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. GE in-kind donations from healthcare, water, energy and electrical system products will benefit more th
GE to supply ecomagination products for Dynoil
GE is supplying its ecomagination-certified solar energy modules and water filtration technology to a new initiative, launched by Dynoil LLC, to increase the availability of clean drinking water in rural areas of
CPS announces new UK manufacturing facility for latest screen print chemistry
CPS Chemical Products and Services, the leading European manufacturer of high quality, environmentally friendly chemicals, solvents and associated products for the screen and offset print industries, has announced that it is to open a new UK manufacturing facility at the European headquarters of its
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
DuPont Zytel nylon high-pressure oil tank of for BMW motorcycle
BMW's new K 1200 S motorcycle has dry-sump lubrication, developed for use in racing cars. This technology offers maximum operating safety even under extreme conditions, and it reduces motor height, as it does away with the oilpan.
DuPont Zytel wide band resonator wins award
Dodge Nitro 2.8L Turbo Diesel sports a unique wide-band resonator from Woco Motor Acoustic Systems USA Inc. that captured top honors in last night
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Research shows students who begin school in small classes have an edge
Students beginning school in small classes continue to benefit many years later and outscore other students in high school mathematics, according to new research co-authored by scholars at the University.
Changes in ozone layer offer hope for improvement, says team of scientists
Analysis of several different satellite records and surface monitoring instruments indicates that the ozone layer is no longer declining, according to a study by scientists working with the Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science at the University of Chicago.
Additive manufacturing for industrial use
Renishaw is unveiling the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. At Euromold 2014, which took taking place between 25 and 28 November in Fran
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Radiation tolerant "cleaning" alga requisitioned to clean up effluent
A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Three more research grades of carbon nanotubes now available
SouthWest NanoTechnologies is introducing three new research grade carbon nanotube products. These new grades represent the latest advancements in SWeNT's continued drive towards higher performance, lower cost carbon nanotubes.
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Energy Innovation Hub to tackle US rare earth materials shortages
The US Department of Energy has announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory has been awarded up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for US energy security. The n
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE Infrastructure brings key protection and productivity technologies to China
GE Infrastructure, one of the newest growth engines of the General Electric company, announced today the introduction of four new technology solutions to the Chinese marketplace: Merlin, a home water filtration s
GE and partners launch the World's largest membrane-based water filtration project
In a ceremony attended by more than 400 people, which included representatives from the highest level of the Kuwaiti Government, GE Infrastructure's Water & Process Technologies business helped dedicate the world's largest membrane based wastewater
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
GE completes ZENON environmental acquisition
GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced its completion of the ZENON Environmental Inc. Aquisition. GE purchased ZENON, a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse, in an all cash transaction valuing Z
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
GE expands healthcare initiative to hospitals in 10 African countries
GE announced today it has expanded its philanthropic initiative to improve primary healthcare facilities in Africa through a new cooperative effort with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. GE in-kind donations from healthcare, water, energy and electrical system products will benefit more th
GE to supply ecomagination products for Dynoil
GE is supplying its ecomagination-certified solar energy modules and water filtration technology to a new initiative, launched by Dynoil LLC, to increase the availability of clean drinking water in rural areas of
CPS announces new UK manufacturing facility for latest screen print chemistry
CPS Chemical Products and Services, the leading European manufacturer of high quality, environmentally friendly chemicals, solvents and associated products for the screen and offset print industries, has announced that it is to open a new UK manufacturing facility at the European headquarters of its
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
DuPont Zytel nylon high-pressure oil tank of for BMW motorcycle
BMW's new K 1200 S motorcycle has dry-sump lubrication, developed for use in racing cars. This technology offers maximum operating safety even under extreme conditions, and it reduces motor height, as it does away with the oilpan.
DuPont Zytel wide band resonator wins award
Dodge Nitro 2.8L Turbo Diesel sports a unique wide-band resonator from Woco Motor Acoustic Systems USA Inc. that captured top honors in last night
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Research shows students who begin school in small classes have an edge
Students beginning school in small classes continue to benefit many years later and outscore other students in high school mathematics, according to new research co-authored by scholars at the University.
Changes in ozone layer offer hope for improvement, says team of scientists
Analysis of several different satellite records and surface monitoring instruments indicates that the ozone layer is no longer declining, according to a study by scientists working with the Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science at the University of Chicago.
Additive manufacturing for industrial use
Renishaw is unveiling the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. At Euromold 2014, which took taking place between 25 and 28 November in Fran
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Radiation tolerant "cleaning" alga requisitioned to clean up effluent
A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Three more research grades of carbon nanotubes now available
SouthWest NanoTechnologies is introducing three new research grade carbon nanotube products. These new grades represent the latest advancements in SWeNT's continued drive towards higher performance, lower cost carbon nanotubes.
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Energy Innovation Hub to tackle US rare earth materials shortages
The US Department of Energy has announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory has been awarded up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for US energy security. The n
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE Infrastructure brings key protection and productivity technologies to China
GE Infrastructure, one of the newest growth engines of the General Electric company, announced today the introduction of four new technology solutions to the Chinese marketplace: Merlin, a home water filtration s
GE and partners launch the World's largest membrane-based water filtration project
In a ceremony attended by more than 400 people, which included representatives from the highest level of the Kuwaiti Government, GE Infrastructure's Water & Process Technologies business helped dedicate the world's largest membrane based wastewater
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
GE completes ZENON environmental acquisition
GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced its completion of the ZENON Environmental Inc. Aquisition. GE purchased ZENON, a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse, in an all cash transaction valuing Z
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
GE expands healthcare initiative to hospitals in 10 African countries
GE announced today it has expanded its philanthropic initiative to improve primary healthcare facilities in Africa through a new cooperative effort with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. GE in-kind donations from healthcare, water, energy and electrical system products will benefit more th
GE to supply ecomagination products for Dynoil
GE is supplying its ecomagination-certified solar energy modules and water filtration technology to a new initiative, launched by Dynoil LLC, to increase the availability of clean drinking water in rural areas of
CPS announces new UK manufacturing facility for latest screen print chemistry
CPS Chemical Products and Services, the leading European manufacturer of high quality, environmentally friendly chemicals, solvents and associated products for the screen and offset print industries, has announced that it is to open a new UK manufacturing facility at the European headquarters of its
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
DuPont Zytel nylon high-pressure oil tank of for BMW motorcycle
BMW's new K 1200 S motorcycle has dry-sump lubrication, developed for use in racing cars. This technology offers maximum operating safety even under extreme conditions, and it reduces motor height, as it does away with the oilpan.
DuPont Zytel wide band resonator wins award
Dodge Nitro 2.8L Turbo Diesel sports a unique wide-band resonator from Woco Motor Acoustic Systems USA Inc. that captured top honors in last night
Scientist uncovers secret lives of bacteria
A University of Chicago professor who upended the scientific world's long-held belief that bacteria are simple, single-celled organisms is challenging convention once again.
Research shows students who begin school in small classes have an edge
Students beginning school in small classes continue to benefit many years later and outscore other students in high school mathematics, according to new research co-authored by scholars at the University.
Changes in ozone layer offer hope for improvement, says team of scientists
Analysis of several different satellite records and surface monitoring instruments indicates that the ozone layer is no longer declining, according to a study by scientists working with the Center for Integrating Statistical and Environmental Science at the University of Chicago.
Additive manufacturing for industrial use
Renishaw is unveiling the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. At Euromold 2014, which took taking place between 25 and 28 November in Fran
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Radiation tolerant "cleaning" alga requisitioned to clean up effluent
A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Glass fibre based composite reinforcement meets 2016 railway fire classification requirements
Chomarat's Rovicore FR helps to meet requirements for the hazard level (HL) under the new European fire classification standard for train materials that will enter into effect in 2016.
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Latest software release speeds up materials selection in early-stage design
Granta Design's release of CES Selector 2014, a new version of the PC software that enables materials experts and product development teams to find and apply materials property data, features an upgraded user interface which helps users find the materials data that they need faster, so that they ca
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Three more research grades of carbon nanotubes now available
SouthWest NanoTechnologies is introducing three new research grade carbon nanotube products. These new grades represent the latest advancements in SWeNT's continued drive towards higher performance, lower cost carbon nanotubes.
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Energy Innovation Hub to tackle US rare earth materials shortages
The US Department of Energy has announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory has been awarded up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for US energy security. The n
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE Infrastructure brings key protection and productivity technologies to China
GE Infrastructure, one of the newest growth engines of the General Electric company, announced today the introduction of four new technology solutions to the Chinese marketplace: Merlin, a home water filtration s
GE and partners launch the World's largest membrane-based water filtration project
In a ceremony attended by more than 400 people, which included representatives from the highest level of the Kuwaiti Government, GE Infrastructure's Water & Process Technologies business helped dedicate the world's largest membrane based wastewater
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
New GE reveal halogen lamps offer long life, bright light
This is the newest member of the Reveal family of bulbs, originally introduced in 2004. The quality of the Reveal light bulbs is achieved by adding the natural earth element, Neodymium, to the glass. It
GE completes ZENON environmental acquisition
GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced its completion of the ZENON Environmental Inc. Aquisition. GE purchased ZENON, a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse, in an all cash transaction valuing Z
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
GE expands healthcare initiative to hospitals in 10 African countries
GE announced today it has expanded its philanthropic initiative to improve primary healthcare facilities in Africa through a new cooperative effort with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. GE in-kind donations from healthcare, water, energy and electrical system products will benefit more th
GE to supply ecomagination products for Dynoil
GE is supplying its ecomagination-certified solar energy modules and water filtration technology to a new initiative, launched by Dynoil LLC, to increase the availability of clean drinking water in rural areas of
CPS announces new UK manufacturing facility for latest screen print chemistry
CPS Chemical Products and Services, the leading European manufacturer of high quality, environmentally friendly chemicals, solvents and associated products for the screen and offset print industries, has announced that it is to open a new UK manufacturing facility at the European headquarters of its
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pick-and-place system implementing 3 cameras and a single frame grabber to sort disk drive heads
OSC, the Automatic Slide Sorter by Optical Systems Corporation is a pick-and-place system that implements 3 cameras and a single frame grabber to sort disk drive heads. Each drive head measures approximately 0.7mm X 0.85mm.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
Additive manufacturing for industrial use
Renishaw is unveiling the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. At Euromold 2014, which took taking place between 25 and 28 November in Fran
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Radiation tolerant "cleaning" alga requisitioned to clean up effluent
A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Glass fibre based composite reinforcement meets 2016 railway fire classification requirements
Chomarat's Rovicore FR helps to meet requirements for the hazard level (HL) under the new European fire classification standard for train materials that will enter into effect in 2016.
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Latest software release speeds up materials selection in early-stage design
Granta Design's release of CES Selector 2014, a new version of the PC software that enables materials experts and product development teams to find and apply materials property data, features an upgraded user interface which helps users find the materials data that they need faster, so that they ca
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Three more research grades of carbon nanotubes now available
SouthWest NanoTechnologies is introducing three new research grade carbon nanotube products. These new grades represent the latest advancements in SWeNT's continued drive towards higher performance, lower cost carbon nanotubes.
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Energy Innovation Hub to tackle US rare earth materials shortages
The US Department of Energy has announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory has been awarded up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for US energy security. The n
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE Infrastructure brings key protection and productivity technologies to China
GE Infrastructure, one of the newest growth engines of the General Electric company, announced today the introduction of four new technology solutions to the Chinese marketplace: Merlin, a home water filtration s
GE and partners launch the World's largest membrane-based water filtration project
In a ceremony attended by more than 400 people, which included representatives from the highest level of the Kuwaiti Government, GE Infrastructure's Water & Process Technologies business helped dedicate the world's largest membrane based wastewater
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
New GE reveal halogen lamps offer long life, bright light
This is the newest member of the Reveal family of bulbs, originally introduced in 2004. The quality of the Reveal light bulbs is achieved by adding the natural earth element, Neodymium, to the glass. It
GE completes ZENON environmental acquisition
GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced its completion of the ZENON Environmental Inc. Aquisition. GE purchased ZENON, a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse, in an all cash transaction valuing Z
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
GE expands healthcare initiative to hospitals in 10 African countries
GE announced today it has expanded its philanthropic initiative to improve primary healthcare facilities in Africa through a new cooperative effort with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. GE in-kind donations from healthcare, water, energy and electrical system products will benefit more th
GE to supply ecomagination products for Dynoil
GE is supplying its ecomagination-certified solar energy modules and water filtration technology to a new initiative, launched by Dynoil LLC, to increase the availability of clean drinking water in rural areas of
CPS announces new UK manufacturing facility for latest screen print chemistry
CPS Chemical Products and Services, the leading European manufacturer of high quality, environmentally friendly chemicals, solvents and associated products for the screen and offset print industries, has announced that it is to open a new UK manufacturing facility at the European headquarters of its
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pick-and-place system implementing 3 cameras and a single frame grabber to sort disk drive heads
OSC, the Automatic Slide Sorter by Optical Systems Corporation is a pick-and-place system that implements 3 cameras and a single frame grabber to sort disk drive heads. Each drive head measures approximately 0.7mm X 0.85mm.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
Additive manufacturing for industrial use
Renishaw is unveiling the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. At Euromold 2014, which took taking place between 25 and 28 November in Fran
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Radiation tolerant "cleaning" alga requisitioned to clean up effluent
A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Glass fibre based composite reinforcement meets 2016 railway fire classification requirements
Chomarat's Rovicore FR helps to meet requirements for the hazard level (HL) under the new European fire classification standard for train materials that will enter into effect in 2016.
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Latest software release speeds up materials selection in early-stage design
Granta Design's release of CES Selector 2014, a new version of the PC software that enables materials experts and product development teams to find and apply materials property data, features an upgraded user interface which helps users find the materials data that they need faster, so that they ca
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Three more research grades of carbon nanotubes now available
SouthWest NanoTechnologies is introducing three new research grade carbon nanotube products. These new grades represent the latest advancements in SWeNT's continued drive towards higher performance, lower cost carbon nanotubes.
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Energy Innovation Hub to tackle US rare earth materials shortages
The US Department of Energy has announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory has been awarded up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for US energy security. The n
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
Measuring light in lumens tells how bright a bulb will be
On 1 September 2010, EU legislation comes into force requiring lighting to be labelled in terms of lumens, instead of electrical watts.
Porous metal products for medical filtration
Design engineers in the Medical Device industry and other industries, utilise porous metal media primarily because of their precise consistency and durability.
Filtration and flow components made from porous metal media go on show to medical device manufacturers
Mott Corporation display a wide variety of flow and filtration components and assemblies in their exhibit at the MD&M West tradeshow (Booth #3089) taking place in Anaheim, CA on February 10-12, 2009.
First polymer oil pan module adopted for serial-production cars uses nylon resin
For the first time in automotive history, an oil pan module made from a thermoplastic polymer is now used for serial-production cars.
Compression testing machine helps optimise diamond mining processes
Even though diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material, it is still very brittle. This is a problem during mining, as the comminution, separation and transport processes can all cause damage to the valuable product. Now, international diamond producer De Beers is using a Zwick compression t
GE Infrastructure brings key protection and productivity technologies to China
GE Infrastructure, one of the newest growth engines of the General Electric company, announced today the introduction of four new technology solutions to the Chinese marketplace: Merlin, a home water filtration s
GE and partners launch the World's largest membrane-based water filtration project
In a ceremony attended by more than 400 people, which included representatives from the highest level of the Kuwaiti Government, GE Infrastructure's Water & Process Technologies business helped dedicate the world's largest membrane based wastewater
GE healthcare introduces new cardiovascular imaging system
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced today a new cardiovascular imaging system that will enhance clinicians' ability to diagnose and treat heart disease and enable more precise placement of interventional devices such as stents, balloons and
New GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators offer consumers elegant yet functional refrigeration
GE Profile French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator LOUISVILLE. Summertime and entertaining go hand in hand. Impress your guests with your sense of style and practical functionality with the new GE French door bottom-freezer refrigerators.
New GE reveal halogen lamps offer long life, bright light
This is the newest member of the Reveal family of bulbs, originally introduced in 2004. The quality of the Reveal light bulbs is achieved by adding the natural earth element, Neodymium, to the glass. It
GE completes ZENON environmental acquisition
GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced its completion of the ZENON Environmental Inc. Aquisition. GE purchased ZENON, a global leader in advanced membranes for water purification, wastewater treatment and water reuse, in an all cash transaction valuing Z
GE profile refrigerators offer fresh approach to food
Summertime is the perfect opportunity to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, especially with the opening of farmer's markets across the country. However, keeping these foods fresh can be a challenge. According to a national survey sponsored by GE, 58 percent of consumers who responded to the survey
GE expands healthcare initiative to hospitals in 10 African countries
GE announced today it has expanded its philanthropic initiative to improve primary healthcare facilities in Africa through a new cooperative effort with the Earth Institute at Columbia University. GE in-kind donations from healthcare, water, energy and electrical system products will benefit more th
GE to supply ecomagination products for Dynoil
GE is supplying its ecomagination-certified solar energy modules and water filtration technology to a new initiative, launched by Dynoil LLC, to increase the availability of clean drinking water in rural areas of
CPS announces new UK manufacturing facility for latest screen print chemistry
CPS Chemical Products and Services, the leading European manufacturer of high quality, environmentally friendly chemicals, solvents and associated products for the screen and offset print industries, has announced that it is to open a new UK manufacturing facility at the European headquarters of its
Alcoa Wheel Products introduces new InTire(TM) Management System
Alcoa Wheel Products broadens its area of expertise and services with the introduction of its new InTire Management System.
Accuspray Application Technologies acquired by 3M
Accuspray Application Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of spray paint equipment with a wide array of spray guns for architectural, automotive refinishing, industrial and woodworking applications has been acquired by 3M. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pick-and-place system implementing 3 cameras and a single frame grabber to sort disk drive heads
OSC, the Automatic Slide Sorter by Optical Systems Corporation is a pick-and-place system that implements 3 cameras and a single frame grabber to sort disk drive heads. Each drive head measures approximately 0.7mm X 0.85mm.
Steel supplier improves production efficiency by investing in plasma profiling machine
International Metal Service UK's Birmingham facility specialises in the supply of abrasion-resistant and high-yield, high-strength steel plate and profiles.
Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding
ESAB can offer the Origo Mig 320 step-switched power source for MIG/MAG welding. This robustly constructed machine is both powerful and versatile, delivering 320A at a 30 per cent duty cycle and capable of being used with interconnection cables up to 35m long.
Additive manufacturing for industrial use
Renishaw is unveiling the machine that it is developing specifically for production manufacturing. Provisionally named EVO Project, it is the first additive manufacturing system designed and engineered in-house at Renishaw. At Euromold 2014, which took taking place between 25 and 28 November in Fran
Advanced part testing helps innovative oil filter development
Solvay Engineering Plastics has been collaborating with Mahle in the development of oil filter modules using Technyl polyamide resins. The current glycol flow test benches at the company’s Technyl Innovatio
PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) acquisition targets high performance markets
Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips for $220 million, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Completion of the transaction is due in the fourth quar
3D printing: cutting through the hype
Juniper Research announces the launch of a new report and Excel dataset, which provides a guide to the development of the Consumer 3D Printing ecosystem.
Annual R&D Review: Nanotechnology - balancing risks with great opportunities
Andy Pye flew into Frankfurt - just! - to cover the annual BASF R&D Press Conference in Ludwigshafen, which focuses this year on nanotechnology.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Radiation tolerant "cleaning" alga requisitioned to clean up effluent
A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may soon be used to help clean-up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
Nanofibres move into the medical field and advanced composites
Electrospinning is now established as a commercially viable manufacturing process with nanofibres of a range of different polymers now readily available, either as standard product or as "specials’. Applications for these nanofibres are potentially in many different market areas and it is becoming
Geometry of colloidal crystals can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.
Can germanium replace silicon in mid-infrared group IV photonics?
A new research project led by the University of Southampton is aiming to establish whether germanium, a group IV semiconductor, can be used as the material of choice in mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics circuits and sensors.
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
RTM polyurethane technology for mass production of composite leaf springs
Dr Andreas Ferencz and Ralph Kießling review the development of composite leaf springs. The leaf springs installed in a wide range of vehicles are traditionally manufactured in steel. However, as the issue of vehicle weight continues to gain importance, solutions offering the benefits of lightw
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gas
Glass fibre based composite reinforcement meets 2016 railway fire classification requirements
Chomarat's Rovicore FR helps to meet requirements for the hazard level (HL) under the new European fire classification standard for train materials that will enter into effect in 2016.
Dedicated medical manufacturing cell focuses on MRI, X-Ray imaging and radiotherapy
Morgan Advanced Materials is demonstrating its commitment to delivering next-generation solutions for the medical sector, with the opening of a dedicated cell to manufacture products for non-invasive imaging and therapy applications.
Ultra-flexible OTFT device array suitable for the foldable AMOLED displays of the future
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the UK’s National Centre for Printable Electronics. has developed novel backplane fabrication processes to allow the bending of Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFT) arrays to small radii (c.1mm) without a significant reduction in device performance. The work
Steel association promotes green manufacturing in China, recognises opposing challenges
The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has co-hosted with the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Industry Committee (CCPIT-Auto) a major one-day conference on "Green Manufacturing, the Future of Steel and Automotive"
Latest software release speeds up materials selection in early-stage design
Granta Design's release of CES Selector 2014, a new version of the PC software that enables materials experts and product development teams to find and apply materials property data, features an upgraded user interface which helps users find the materials data that they need faster, so that they ca
Tenth anniversary of low silver, lead-free (SACX) alloy
It is 10 years ago that Alpha launched its innovative new lead-free, low-silver solder alloy Alpha SACX. This new alloy enabled the conversion from tin-lead (Sn-Pb) alloys to lead-free alloys in response to the RoHS regulations introduced in the European market.
Fast, safe dust removal without exposure
Kemper's patent pending contamination-free dust removal process for cartridges is faster, safer and cleaner than previous models. Other equipment on the market still uses drawers or bags as containers for the harmful dust. Contact can therefore hardly be avoided when changing the container.
British Lung Foundation targets trades people with asbestos awareness campaign
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is launching 'Take 5 and Stay Alive’, a major campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos amongst tradespeople.
Five metal surface finishing technologies under one roof
UK supplier of Otec deburring and polishing machines Finishing Techniques has expanded its subcontract services. Five technologies have been brought together – stream finishing, disc finishing, drag finishing, centrifugal tumbling and vibratory – to provide a one-stop shop for metal component manufa
Unfilled thermoset with inherent fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) performance for aero composite interiors
Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched a high-performance and inherently flame resistant thermoset for RTM and infusion processing which offers greater strength in interior aerospace designs.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical
Three more research grades of carbon nanotubes now available
SouthWest NanoTechnologies is introducing three new research grade carbon nanotube products. These new grades represent the latest advancements in SWeNT's continued drive towards higher performance, lower cost carbon nanotubes.
Plastics moulding machinery manufacturers looking again at plastics design and moulding show
Machinery manufacturers are returning in force to this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding Conference and Exhibition (PDM 13), say organisers Crain Communications, to be held at the Telford International Centre on 18 and 19 June 2013.
Light harvesting from random nanowire mats important for next generation optoelectronics
Physicists from the University of Southampton have demonstrated that transport of light in random nanowire mats is strongly correlated and governed by mesoscopic interference contributions. The very strong, collective multiple scattering and mesoscopic (between macroscopic objects and the microscopi
Additive manufacturing adds flexibility to design process for CUBESAT construction
Students at Morehead State University are building an amateur radio CubeSat with a propulsion system that will raise the apogee of its orbit from 500 km to 1200 km. RAMPART, which stands for RApidprototyped Mems Propulsion And Radiation Test CUBEflow SATellite, plans to launch on a Minotaur from Van
Energy Innovation Hub to tackle US rare earth materials shortages
The US Department of Energy has announced that a team led by Ames Laboratory has been awarded up to $120 million over five years to establish an Energy Innovation Hub that will develop solutions to the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials critical for US energy security. The n
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Photo-catalytic paint surfaces clean air off nitrogen oxides
Using a new test procedure, Fraunhofer researchers can find out how surface coatings behave during a long-term test. They are introducing the test at the booth of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance in Booth 131 / 135 in Hall C2 at the Trade Fair BAU that will take place from 14 – 19 January
Single and two-component pickling processes for aluminium pretreatment
There are various technologies available for the initial treatment of aluminium, prior to giving it its weather-protection coating. Michael Frank, Technology Manager at Henkel, desribes the aluminum pretreatment options for window frames, building façades and other exposed construction surfaces are
3D printing pioneer sues Kickstarter and Formlabs over patents
US company 3D Systems is suing crowd-funding platform Kickstarter and MIT startup Formlabs over the technology used in a popular 3D printer.
3D printing - a new mindset which can bring products to market faster
This article by Terry Wophler of Stratasys explains the terms "3D printing’ and "additive manufacturing’, processes that automatically build objects layer by layer from computer data.
Directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymers could bring fivefold disk drive storage boost
The storage capacity of hard disk drives could increase by a factor of five thanks to processes developed by chemists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Supplier of porous ceramic media for filtration undergoes restructuring
Fairey Filtration Systems has now officially been renamed Mantec Technical Ceramics and, within the wider Mantec Group, sits alongside those other companies at the 8000sq.m. Stoke-on-Trent headquarters with techn
Materials science microscopy imaging software family with improved features
Olympus has launched the latest version of its Stream materials science microscopy imaging software family. Olympus Stream 1.8 provides new and improved features, enhancing the overall capabilities of the software to help users fully integrate and automate their workflows.
Sealing and encapsulating hotmelt adhesives resistant to both heat and water
High-performance hotmelt adhesives and silicones are among Henkel’s focal exhibits at this year’s Electronica Fair (Munich, 13-16 November). Henkel is appearing at the show with new moulding products under the Macromelt brand for electrical applications, offering reliable, resilient and resistant so
Write speeds for phase-change memory shortened by pre-seeding
A pre-ordering technique devised at the University of Cambridge brings phase-change memory devices a step closer to commercialisation.
Black hole study will add to nanotechnology knowledge base
Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh) scientists have been awarded EUR3 million (£2.35 million) to investigate new areas of quantum physics, looking at how energy and matter interact in a bid to revolutionise information and communication.
Drift compensation system keep microscope images sharply in focus
The Olympus IX81 microscope with the new ZDC2 Z-Drift compensation system automatically maintains focus when capturing multiple images.
Ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist targetting Asian ceramic sector
Following its acquisition last year by the British technology investor Mantec Group, ceramic glaze and slip reclamation specialist Xtract Filtration Systems has a number of key Asian ceramic sectors in its sights
Porous metal elements for lower pressure gas and liquid filtration
Mott has added the 7710 Series Filters to its family of HyPulse HyLine Filter products. The new 7710 Series
Software for cutting and punching operations increases power and speed of Lantek CAD/CAM system
Lantek has released the latest version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Hotter aircraft engines make sealing more challenging
Paul Jones has been involved in aerospace engineering for the last 12 years, and for the past 18 months, he
Cellulose-based nanomaterial, a binderless hybrid Micro, voted Biomaterial of the Year 2011
Zelfo's binder-less hybrid Micro and Nano based cellulose based material has been voted Biomaterial of the Year 2011 at the International Congress on Bio Plastics, organised by the Nova Institute in Cologne, Germany.
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
White Paper/Technical Guide: how to Match Today
In 2008, when the original edition of this white paper was first released, the idea that laser cutting could be successfully integrated into flexo and digital printing operations was widely considered a possibility for the very distant future. In just three short years however, the continuing improv
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