MARKOS (Slupsk, Poland) reports that it is building another production facility. The decision to do so resulted from an analysis of trends in the global composites market and was a response to growing customer needs for large-size laminate products.
A tiny new camera developed at an Illinois university is giving researchers a bug's eye view.
The camera created by a research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is about the size of a penny and mimics insects' bulging eyes. It features 180 micro-lenses, giving it a panoramic field of view and the ability to focus simultaneously on objects at different depths.
These figures are from Maxiquim, a consulting firm hired by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO). Recovery in the markets of trucks, buses, tractors and road equipment drove sales, as well as the wind energy industry.
At Air Products & Chemicals Inc., about 150 skilled-labor jobs are open and unfilled at any given time in the United States. The positions run the gamut from welders and instrument electrical technicians who work with sophisticated controls to diesel mechanics, pipe fitters and mechanical engineering technicians.
Specialty chemicals company Lanxess elaborated on its plans to build a red iron oxide pigment plant in Ningbo, at a news conference just before Chinaplas.
The company will invest 55 million euros (US$70.6 million) in the plant, which will have annual capacity of 25,000 metric tons. Construction will start in the second quarter, and the plant will employ 150.
These days, aerospace engineering is all about the light stuff: building airplanes with lighter wings, fuselage and landing gear in an effort to reduce fuel costs.
Advanced carbon-fiber composites have been used in recent years to lighten planes’ loads. These materials can match aluminum and titanium in strength but at a fraction of the weight, and can be found in aircraft like the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380, reducing such jets’ weight by 20 percent.
A company that has developed a technology it says can lengthen the lifespan of LEDs by up to four times at no extra cost is to invest over £500k into a prototype manufacturing plant in Cambridge.
There are significant business benefits to be gained by managing product costs effectively, and yet many manufacturers still struggle to implement programmes that achieve this – writes Myles Peyton, Northern Europe managing director, aPriori.
Before the auto slowdown that saw two carmakers file for bankruptcy, the North American auto industry launched about 40 all-new vehicle models each year.
This year, it will introduce 74. And for the next five years, auto industry watchers expect about 70 new vehicles each year — not just refreshed models, auto analyst Dennis DesRosiers told members of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers during a May 14 meeting in Mississauga — but all new models.
India has sought academic collaboration with various US institutions to leverage the full potential of the education sector to meet the increasing needs of both the countries, particularly in the fields of information and technology.
Owners of contract machinists Progress NC are keen on their first 5-axis machining centre. The sometime mould maker selected a German-built Spinner U5-620, which is said to be the first in operation in the UK.
Midlands based carbon and graphite specialist, Erodex Limited, has partnered with global industry leader, SGL Carbon, and invested £750k in a bid to enter the high temperature furnace market with its new product range, Erodex HT.
Engel Holding GmbH says its sales in Mexico of injection molding machines, robots and spare parts soared in fiscal 2012, boosted by purchases from a hitherto ignored source: Japanese Tier 1 auto parts suppliers.
Professor Hongbiao Dong, from the Department of Engineering, will give a free public lecture entitled ‘How Metal Works – Let me Compute the Ways’ at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 May.
The lecture will explain, through case studies, how to develop models for metal processing and how these can be used to simulate metal processing.
Global EMS provider, Season Group, has announced its acquisition of the UK’s Outsource Electronics Ltd (OEL) in a deal that is expected to be concluded in June.
The Season Group has been working with OEL for around 18 months on a number of different projects. During which time it says it has become clear that customers value having their designs validated in the UK before they move to production at one of the Season Group’s other sites.
Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said on Friday at a meeting with Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Prokopovich that Serbia is interested in increasing the bilateral trade and joint investments.
Joint investments are possible in the metal processing and engineering industries, agriculture, transport, construction, the prime minister said, and the Serbian government announced.
American extrusion and converting technology systems manufacturer Davis-Standard LLC is eying Asia and specifically China as its new second home, in a drive to become a more global company.
Auxiliary equipment producer Conair Group, which has sold and serviced machinery in Brazil since 1976 but has no local manufacturing or sales presence, is eyeing Brazilian expansion that could include more service technicians, and a new office with sales staff.
Amongst the 17 machines on show at the recent Mazak Open House event (May 14/15), two highlights were the Integrex e-670 H II multi-tasking machining (pictured) centre and the Optiplex 3015 4 kW CO2 2D laser profiling machine.
Potential opportunities for electronics manufacturing service (EMS) providers is set to increase gradually over the next few years, according to Frost & Sullivan’s new analysis.
Norco have been supplying Glass Reinforced plastic components and tooling services for over 27 years, up until the opening of the new composites centre this diversification of projects and technologies had been spread across the 4 separate work centres totalling 85,000sqft.
Chemical etching specialist Precision Micro has been working with Vestatec Automotive Engineering to bring a number of new interior design possibilities to prestige car manufacturers.
The Conferderation for British Industry (CBI), says in its latest economic forecast that the UK economy will continue to grow this year along with the strength of exports.
Indeed, the outlook for manufacturers has brightened, with the latest ITS showing that export orders are expected to rise at the strongest rate in a year, which is great news for industry.
Triumph Group has acquired Primus Composites from Precision Castparts. he acquired business, which consists of two manufacturing facilities in Farnborough, UK and Rayong, Thailand, will operate as Triumph Structures-Farnborough and Triumph Structures-Thailand and will be included in the Aerostructures Group. Triumph says the business is expected to add approximately $55 million in annual revenue and to be immediately accretive to earnings.
Merseyside based engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications is reporting rapid growth after doubling its workforce to 30 in the last 12 months.
The Birkenhead firm delivers insulation and fabrication of steel and aluminium products and is run by co-directors Paul Smith and Peter Hillan.