Tuesday 17/7/2018

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 Daily News 
 
17/07/2018 Advanta: Traceability matters
17/07/2018 Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd celebrates 50 years of manufacturing excellence
17/07/2018 RSPO reinstates Nestlé’s membership
17/07/2018 Partnership sets the standard for surge protection
17/07/2018 Australia’s Monash team crowned Formula Student 2018 champion
17/07/2018 BPMA Supports Letter to Prime Minister Expressing Concerns over Brexit ‘No Deal’ Scenario
16/07/2018 WES Group appointed as UK distributor for Ecolab pumps
16/07/2018 Getting ahead with ESOS Phase 2: Improving energy efficiency in manufacturing
16/07/2018 Formula Student unveils driverless car
16/07/2018 SKF supports UWE Formula Student team










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 Case Studies  
 
High-performance 3D printed triboplastics replace metallic parts in electric bike
The bicycle has, in recent years, developed from a mere commodity to a weight-optimised lifestyle apparatus. Most recently, electrification has contributed significantly to this trend. According to the German bicycle industry association ‘Zweirad-Industrie-Verband’ (ZIV) sales of e-bike in the country increased by 19% last year to a total of 720,000 units. In 2016, 605,000 were sold, an increase of 13%.
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Enclosures ensures lift passengers can make emergency calls
A newly developed GSM Communicator has been designed to replace traditional analogue telephone lines for use with lift autodiallers, which are used to contact a service team in the event of a breakdown or other unusual event. GSM (Global System for Mobile communication) is a cellular network, which mobile phones connect with when making calls.
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Harmonic Drive UK's work with Project MARCH to help people get back on their feet
Many of us could not begin to fathom the feeling of being told we may never walk again, but for one motorcycle enthusiast this was his reality. Here, Graham Mackrell, managing director of precision gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK, explains how the company has worked with Project MARCH to help people get back on their feet.
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The value of material selection in designing wear- and corrosion-resistant tunnelling tools
While most of us have experienced the anger and frustration of being stuck in seemingly endless traffic, few of us would turn this bitter emotion into a new business venture. However, that’s exactly what Elon Musk did when he conceived The Boring Company. With the project aiming to create a network of transportation tunnels under LA, Heiko Wilder, materials scientist at online materials sourcing database Matmatch, asks: what materials are required to make Musk’s boring vision an exciting reality?
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How to turn a compact buggy into an all-terrain igus pushchair
When a pushchair designer came up with the clever idea of making the wheels detachable so that it could fit in the boot of reasonably priced car, only half a job was done. As the original greased plastic bearings were fairly easy to remove, they were re-engineered out of iglidur and replaced – no more grease!
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 Editor's Comment 
 

Editor writes:

Reduce waste and future-proof production with automatic product recovery
It seems that everybody is talking about Industry 4.0. Whether you are reading an online publication, reading a magazine, visiting a trade show or talking to business consultants, it doesn’t take long for the latest manufacturing buzzwords of ‘Industry 4.0’, ‘fourth industrial revolution’, or ‘internet of things’ to be mentioned.
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