Solving the problem of porosity in additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing is revolutionising manufacturing in a number of industries, yet it is still subject to porosity, a well-known challenge that causes leak paths and can lead to high value components being scrapped. Here, Dr Mark Cross, Commercial Sales Director from Ultraseal International Group, has talked about how additive printing consultancy Graphite AM overcame this issue after partnering with Ultraseal International.
Reliable soldering through innovative process monitoring
Every electronics manufacturer wants flawless reliable soldering and precise documentation of all production-related processes. But how can you ensure that the printed circuit board has actually been processed in compliance with the prescribed regulations? Rehm Thermal Systems has developed ProCap software for this purpose. The tool monitors the stability of the reflow process for each individual product, thus enabling optimal process traceabilit...
Simple PCB conformal coating inspection with iSpector JUz
Mek (Marantz Electronics) has launched the iSpector JUz for conformal coating inspection. Based on proven Mek AOI technology, the iSpector JUz automates the conformal coating inspection process to ensure coating quality and consistency.
Solution for high volume manufacture of composite components
TRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) has created a new production process to deliver continuous-fibre thermoset composite components at high volume. By combining innovations in materials science with robotic manufacturing, TRB is making advanced composites competitive for automotive and aviation markets.
New DELOLUX 504 UV LED lamp speeds up adhesive curing
DELO has introduced a new LED lamp for speeding up adhesive curing UV. The spotlight source DELOLUX 504 features the latest generation of UV LEDs, achieving three times the intensity of the previous model. It was developed for high-speed production in the electronics and automotive industries that require small areas to be irradiated and equipment to be easily integrated into existing systems
Electrolube develops plant-based epoxy & PU bio resins
Electrolube has announced the success of its new sustainable range of epoxy and polyurethane bio resins in India. The new ‘Bio’ range of resins was initially addressed to provide customers with a cost-effective and high-performance alternative to conventional resins, using locally sourced materials.
Techsil & Panacol adhesive for filament winding processes
The newly developed Vitralit UD 1405 adhesive is an innovative adhesive system for fibre and filament winding. For high efficiency, Vitralit UD 1405 can be applied during the winding process and immediately cured with high intensity LED curing systems. This adhesive and curing system is ideal for Carbon or Glass Fibre filament winding associated with Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) or Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) manufacturing pro...
Electrolube introduces AF International’s Anti-bac+ range
Anti-bac+ from AF International is well suited for manufacturing locations, customer offices, home working and so much more. Indeed, 2020 has demonstrated an unprecedented demand for the antibacterial EN registered range resulting in increased production requirements across our three global manufacturing sites.
AkzoNobel boosts powder coatings capacity
AkzoNobel is investing €20 million to increase powder coatings capacity at its site in Como, Italy – signaling the company’s intent to strengthen its market position and sharpen its focus on greener manufacturing.
Composite materials offering with Nylon 12 Carbon Fibre
MakerBot has announced the expansion of its materials offering with Nylon 12 Carbon Fibre, adding another composite to the company’s growing materials portfolio. The MakerBot Nylon 12 Carbon Fibre material can be printed on the MakerBot METHOD and MakerBot METHOD X 3D printers using the MakerBot Composite Extruder as well as on the METHOD Carbon Fibre Edition 3D printers.