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Designing with composites in mind

Designing with composites in mind
Not just for pizza toppings, mushrooms are transforming the construction industry. Using bioengineering, architects could soon be able to grow their own bricks by mixing together mycelium and chopped corn husks to create blocks that are solid enough to form durable structures. Material choice is vital to a product’s success and requires careful consideration. Here, Gert De Roover, Buildings Segment Owner at Exel Composites, explains why manufacturers should consider composites in their project designs from the start.
20th August 2020

Essentra systematise simple point of sale display

Essentra systematise simple point of sale display
Essential to the look and visual merchandising of almost all retail spaces, Essentra Components stock a wide range of products which make it quick and simple to bring any display to life.
20th August 2020

Spike in orders for online supplier, metals4U

Spike in orders for online supplier, metals4U
Leading online metals supplier, metals4U, has reported a post lockdown boom, with orders up by 41% compared to the same period last year, as key industries such as construction begin to return to pre-coronavirus levels. 
17th August 2020


How can we sustainably manufacture steel?

How can we sustainably manufacture steel?
If the Eiffel Tower was built today, it would require just 25% of the steel used for its construction in 1887. This is one example of the impressive development of material science. But as material science develops, so too does the need to find more efficient ways of producing important metals such as steel. Here, Mats W Lundberg, Sustainable Business Manager at Sandvik Materials Technology, explores some of ways to sustainably manufacture steel.  
17th August 2020

Compact contactors enable up to 40% space savings

Compact contactors enable up to 40% space savings
Eaton’s complete Moeller series of compact DILMT contactors are on sale at distributor RS Components.
4th August 2020

A story of effectiveness: Glass in industrial applications

A story of effectiveness: Glass in industrial applications
It would be almost impossible to imagine our modern world without glass. The material is as visually striking and complex as it is versatile, from glass microspheres used as fillers to sight glass that protects humans from high-level radiation. Here, Samir Jaber, Technical Content Writer at Matmatch explores some of the impressive uses of glass in industrial applications.
16th July 2020

Unprecedented global sheet metal fastener demand

Unprecedented global sheet metal fastener demand
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic created a surge in global demand for medical equipment, with the subsequent knock-on effect of a huge demand for sheet metal fasteners, specifically for those companies producing essential equipment, including ventilators. TR Fastenings has focused on being as responsive as possible to meet this demand and is now further investing in its sheet metal range to accelerate growth of this product portfolio.
6th July 2020

The dangers of Internet specification of threaded fasteners

The dangers of Internet specification of threaded fasteners
  With all the benefits of the internet it has become apparent that there are dangers - who of us has not come across the life-critical disease 'we have self-diagnosed' online, or the false news/conspiracy theory which can reinforce our worst fears?
26th June 2020

UV adhesives enable vibration-resistant connections

UV adhesives enable vibration-resistant connections
Specially formulated UV adhesives that protect welded joints on cell contacting systems and battery packs of electric cars from corrosion have been developed by Panacol.
18th June 2020

Steel: the new raw material as a service

Steel: the new raw material as a service
Although the industry calls it scrap, steel is a valuable resource as a secondary raw material. Whether it’s the steel contained in products at the end of their useful life, or the material left over from the manufacturing process, there’s more industry can do to reduce its reliance on virgin material. Here, Advanced Engineering UK interviews Mats W Lundberg, Sustainable Business Manager at Sandvik Materials Technology.
9th June 2020


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