Alloy steel combines steel with elements like aluminum, copper, and nickel to enhance its properties. It offers strength, machinability, and corrosion resistance. Popular types include 4140 and 4130 alloys. Choose the right alloy steel based on your specific needs.
Before operating a laser marking system for the first time, you should know many things. We explain a few key considerations in our guide here.
If you are employing people, supervising people, or doing the actual operation of industrial machinery, then you are well aware of countless wear and tear issues that most industrial companies struggle with. Regardless if your business uses variable geared motor units, speed belts, parallel shaft boxes or any kind of industrial machinery, you have no doubt encountered many problems.
Sometimes it's all in the details. Something as simple as polyurethane foam made the modern space shuttle a possibility. This crucial material opened up a range of new options for spacecraft, as well as everyday objects.
When we think about space-age technology and exploring the Cosmos, we usually think of metals, foils and ceramics. But what about textiles? As many NASA engineers can tell you, textiles have always been an unsung hero in the world of material science. But if the future of space exploration pans out the way engineers expect, humanity's status as a spacefaring species will see the inclusion of — and even come to depend on — advanced new types of fabrics, textiles and membranes.
Plastic, omnipresent in modern life, poses environmental challenges. Learn its history, production, and the need for responsible disposal.
Time stands still for no-one – and neither does technology. You need only blink to have missed a series of exciting innovations that make a real difference to our everyday lives. The beauty of this is that there's always something to look forward to.
The spinning development of our world has affected many branches and is being infiltrated into all the fields of our world. It is more than apparent that technology rules the world and that we need to accept and actually embrace its impact on our economy and everything that it is being used in. The cleaning industry currently racks up to 83 billion euros annually, which has pushed the development of chemistry, engineering and technology as a whole.
Car tech is off to a great year, as demonstrated by the abundance of new car tech displayed at CES 2015. While there may be some aces in the sleeves of the manufacturers, we already have a pretty good picture of the tech that will rock. Here are the top 10 car techs to look forward to this year. 1. Electric Vehicles Sure, we already have electric vehicles, but there’s always room for more. Even though Tesla’s more affordable model is only scheduled to hit the markets in 2016 or 2017, we’re sure we will be seeing other electric vehicles being unveiled this year. Electric cars have tons of advantages…
Injection moulding is the process of shaping plastic resin into plastic parts using heat, pressure and a mould. As one of the most widely used plastic manufacturing methods in the world, the process can produce plastic parts of many sizes and applications. Injection moulding is also very quick and accurate, able to produce large numbers of high quality parts in a short period of time. Which plastic materials are used in Injection Moulding? Thermoplastic resins including polystyrene, polyethene, polypropylene and nylon can be used in the injection moulding process. As these materials consist of interconnecting soft and hard bonds, they can be heated and shaped multiple times but remain hard…
In April 2013, Google and the city of Provo, Utah announced that the search giant would be taking over the city’s $39 million fiber optic network for a single U.S. dollar, according to Mercury News. Because of its status as a worldwide Internet power, attention is on Google as it moves forward with plans to install or take over fiber optic networks in U.S. cities. However, Google is far from the only player in the fiber optic field, especially when the worldwide stage is considered. The U.S. Picture It is sometimes easy to forget that Google isn’t the only player in the American fiber optic network game. In fact, Google…
3D printing is ushering in a new industrial revolution, from guns to organs and even food. Explore the transformative power of this emerging technology.