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Plastics, Composites, Complex Metal Shapes, Rapid Photoyping: Ideas, Answers & Solutions for Engineers. Your Final Call!

On Thursday this week, 12th March, some of the UK’s top design, production and manufacturing engineers will be discovering all the latest advances and innovations in engineering materials: the developments that allow us to make products that are stronger, lighter, better and more cost-efficient to produce. Will you be amongst the engineers making these interesting discoveries at the Engineering Materials Live exhibition?
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1908 Austin 100hp Grand Prix racing car at Engineering Solutions Live

In the winter of 1907/8, Austin built a team of four cars to be entered in the French Grand Prix. Two of these had chain drive and two were shaft drive. Both the shaft-driven cars crashed in practice and parts were amalgamated to build a ‘fifth’; a shaft drive car, which is the car you can see on display whilst visiting the Engineering Solutions Live event.
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For a vision of the future in precision measurement, read this…..

Make Measurement Matter exhibitor Vision Engineering will be using the event to unveil its new FOV CNC compact video measurement system, known as TVM 35 CNC. Thanks to the large FOV provided by the systems, the TVM series offers even faster video measurements than other systems in the Vision Engineering metrology range. TVM 35 CNC’s new motorised stage is stated to take this advantage to another level. Further, because it is able to see more of the component in the FOV, it allows the TVM systems to complete a measurement routine much more quickly than other manual video measurement systems. As a result, Vision Engineering can now provide even faster measurements with the motorised stage, as operators do not need to move the stage manually.
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PCB Live Exhibitor Offers Solutions to Miniaturisation in Manufacturing

JTAG Technologies has just announced the release of a complete new edition of its PCB Test Developer software, known as JTAG ProVision 2020. The new release can be seen and discussed on the JTAG stand at PCB Live on 12th March. Working from customer feedback and utilising the expertise of its design team, JTAG says it has “Further simplified the processes for testing modern PCB assemblies fitted with miniature components in highly integrated packages”. The updated software “Includes many novel features to create a faster, more versatile system to help address the needs of test and design engineers through the next decade and beyond”.
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Event Features Industrial Measurement at the Speed of Light

New scan CONTROL 25xx laser scanners from Engineering Materials Live exhibitor Micro Epsilon are designed for industrial measurement tasks and are said to provide a combination of compact design, versatility and signal stability to deliver an excellent price/performance ratio. According to Micro Epsilon this is especially true for measurement tasks involving large quantities.
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Advantages of adhesive tapes articulated with authority at FAST Live

For constructing commercial trailers, one increasingly popular solution to bodybuilding productivity challenges is the use of modern high-performance double-sided adhesive tapes. According to FAST Live exhibitor tesa, bonding with tape offers several advantages in comparison to the use of mechanical fasteners and liquid adhesives.
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1957 MG EX181 speed record car at Engineering Solutions LIVE

This is the last MG record breaking car built by the engineers at Abingdon, and was of course designed purely for straight-line speed. It is unique in that it places the driver ahead of the engine with his feet in front of the wheels. The supercharged MGA twin-cam engine is mid-mounted and drives through a Riley RM-series gearbox to a chassis mounted differential. The chassis itself is tubular, with MGA front and de Dion rear suspension, featuring quarter-elliptic leaf springs.
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Goodfellow introduces 3 forms of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Engineering Materials Live exhibitor Goodfellow has recently announced the availability of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) in three different forms: regular powder, ‘chunky’ powder, and free-standing ‘carpets’. All three forms are produced by means of a catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) process and can be discussed at the forthcoming Engineering Materials Live event on March 12th.
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May The Force Be With You - Once It Has Been Tested

New from Make Measurement Matter exhibitor MQS is the ESM303, a highly configurable single-column force tester for both tension and compression measurement applications. It will measure up to 300 lbF [1.5 kN] and comes in a rugged design suitable for laboratory and production environments.
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Adhesive Industry Leader to Speak at Fast LIVE

One of the UK’s leading experts in the bonding, encapsulating and sealing of manufacturing materials is a headline speaker at the forthcoming FAST Live event on March 12th. Peter Swanson, founder and Managing Director of Oxford-based Intertronics, will deliver a paper entitled Achieve Your Productivity Potential with UV Light Curing Adhesives.
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1925 MG ‘Old Number One’: see it at Engineering Solutions LIVE with a free ticket

Take a look at this unique vehicle when you visit Engineering Solutions Live: although its known as ‘Old Number One’, this is not actually the first ‘MG’ car, it is a vehicle based on a Bullnose Morris chassis . Registered as FC 7900 it was a one-off special completed in March 1925 for Cecil Kimber, manager of Morris Garages in Oxford. He entered it in the Land’s End Trial and was awarded a Gold medal.
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Spring Is In The Air and These Folks Can Measure It

Based in West Bromwich, the Adwin Spring Company has a worldwide reputation for excellence in spring manufacture, using both wire and flat section material. It is one of just a few businesses in the field that offers spring prototyping and short-run production facilities, and rapid growth in this short-lead time work has recently led to an upgrading of its in-process precision measurement systems.
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Cocktail of Challenges Overcome by Automation

Engineering Solutions Live exhibitor Design & Automation Solutions (DAS) has raised the standard by applying some lateral thinking to help a customer overcome an unusual problem – how to mount Union flags onto cocktail sticks more speedily and with less downtime.
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British Motor Museum Welcomes Engineering Solutions Live Attendees With Free Visitor Pass Worth £14.50

On March 12th, the acclaimed British Motor Museum at Gaydon will be opening its doors free of charge to manufacturing professionals from across the UK. These are the engineers who will be visiting Engineering Solutions Live, and each will benefit from a free museum pass (valued at £14.50 for standard adult entry) as part of a raft of useful pre-registration advantages which are unique to the event.
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Accurate Measuring has a Bearing on Long Service Life

Precision hard turning is a key production process in the machine tool bearings unit at leading bearing manufacturer myonic GmbH. Here, using a probe solution from Blum-Novotest, key workpiece dimensions are now measured in-process, whilst the items are still clamped in place. This results in greater measuring accuracy, an improved manufacturing process and significantly reduced cycle times for the manufacturer.
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Highly Polished and Ergonomic Handheld Enclosures at PCB Live

OKW has introduced a new range of hand-held enclosures, known as STYLE-CASE. The smart new units have a high gloss surface finish that the company says “Creates another design highlight for modern handheld control units”. The elegant eye-catching plastic enclosures are designed to fit snugly in the hand and are easy and reliable to operate, with a highly polished surface delivering a pleasant feel which imparts a high quality and modern user experience.
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The 1935 Morgan – see it at Engineering Solutions Live

HFS Morgan exhibited two of his single seater, three-wheel ‘Runabouts’, at the Olympia Show in 1910. However, it quickly became apparent that a two-seater version would have much more appeal so he returned in 1911 with the new car. This proved so popular that it attracted many more orders than expected, and so Morgan approached a number of manufacturers to build his car for him. He was turned down in every case and thus expanded his own garage to accommodate the increased demand. By 1918 he had moved to a new building in Malvern, which is still the site of the factory which bears his name today.
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Latest Ethernet Testing Advances To Be Revealed at PCB Live

Pico Technology has released a new BroadR-Reach decoder/analyzer package that simplifies Automotive Ethernet integration testing and debugging. The package includes a novel non-intrusive Software Directional Coupler to separate up- and downstream traffic on full-duplex communication lines, and electronics designers will be able to discuss this latest advance, and other offerings in the Pico Technology portfolio, at the forthcoming PCB Live event on March 12th.
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Cost Savings Afoot At Make Measurement Matter Event

HP Multi Jet Fusion from Make Measurement Matter exhibitor Europac 3D is solving the challenges of DAFO manufacture with the production child orthoses. The devices are produced in PA11 Nylon, which offers a flexible material, perfect for the movement of little feet. The process starts with a 3D scan of the patients foot which is then converted in a triangulated mesh surface 3D model. The precise geometry capture of the foot is then used as a base from which to design a bespoke orthosis in CAD that will fit the patient perfectly.
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2004 FAB 1 Thunderbirds limousine at Engineering Solutions Live

Inspired by the Ford Thunderbird, Lady Penelope’s iconic car was brought up to date by the Ford Europe design team to feature in the 2004 Thunderbirds movie. You can see it at first hand at the forthcoming Engineering Solutions Live event on March 12th, which takes place at the acclaimed British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.
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Compact Monitor Mounts to Be Seen at Gaydon

New from Phoenix Mecano and available to discuss at the forthcoming Engineering Materials Live event is a range of new, compact, monitor mounts from Rose+Krieger. Suitable for both monitors and other display devices, these new mounts have a length which has been shortened by 50 mm compared to the standard mount, rendering them ideal for applications where space is at a premium.
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Made in Twickenham, Used on Everest, Appearing at PCB Live

When one of the UK’s top outdoor cameramen was commissioned to shoot broadcast quality footage of an ascent on Mt Everest, it was no time have one’s head in the clouds with the required technology. To meet the production brief, three Sherpas were required to wear head mounted minicams which transmitted via a live-feed direct to base camp several thousand feet below.
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Hockley Pattern & Tool excels with Verisurf

One of the leaders in the field of tooling manufacturing in the UK is Birmingham-based Hockley Pattern & Tool Company. It supplies high-quality tools domestically and internationally to a variety of major aerospace and automotive manufacturers and their supply chains.
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FAST Live Exhibitor Makes Light of LED Changes

When FAST Live exhibitor Techsil was approached by one of its customers seeking an adhesive to use in the manufacture of LED luminaires, the Warwickshire-based bonding experts recommended its thermally conductive RTV10884G. This popular adhesive doesn’t just provide a strong bond: it also helps dissipate heat away from sensitive electronics, and in this case, it also met an additional requirement for a heat transfer compound to dissipate heat away from the LED boards to the heat sink.
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Lightbulb moment for electronics designers at PCB Live

Electronics designers with thermal management on their mind should visit the Future Facilities stand at the forthcoming PCB Live event on March 12th. Here, stand staff will reveal how the company’s latest release of its renowned 6SigmaET simulation software has allowed a leading OEM to create the ideal replacement LED light bulb.
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Engineering Materials Live exhibitor introduces new range of Perovskites

Cambridge-based Goodfellow has recently introduced a new range of Perovskites, one of many advanced materials which can be discussed on the company’s stand at Engineering Materials Live on March 12th. Currently, Goodfellow researchers are focusing on the further development of these Perovskites, new-generation crystalline materials that are demonstrating great potential for optoelectronic and photonic applications.
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Measuring electronics assembly gaps at PCB Live

Following the assembly process of smartphone displays, it is important for manufacturers to be able to inspect the mounting tolerances of the various components in order to ensure continuous quality in all production batches. To help them achieve this, confocal chromatic sensors from PCB Live exhibitor Micro Epsilon travel over the components and inspect the required gaps with extremely high accuracy.
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Make Measurement Matter exhibitor invests further £700K on new technology

Offering specialist contract measurement services, Make Measurement Matter exhibitor Manchester Metrology has recently invested £700k into a range of new high-tech scanning equipment. The company’s HandySCAN Black Elite™ is a new generation of handheld scanners which have been optimised to meet the needs of product development and engineering professionals needing accurate and reliable 3D measurements of physical objects. The new hand-held device is accurate to 0.0009in and is a stand-alone unit requiring no additional hardware for use.
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FAST Live Exhibitor provides interesting metal bonding solution for Ford Components

When Ford Component Manufacturing needed a quick, simple and practical assembly solution for one of its laminated metal shim pack products, FAST Live exhibitor Intertronics provided the ideal answer. Ford’s edgepeel® is a pack that provides a number of shims to specific customer requirements, and which can be quickly and easily selected at the point of assembly, therefore speeding up production.
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PCB Live exhibitor unveils new DIN rail adapters

PCB Live exhibitor OKW has recently launched two new adapters that enable any small plastic enclosure to be mounted direct onto a DIN rail – saving space and significantly speeding up installation. Suitable for a wide range of electronics applications, the OKW DIN RAIL ADAPTER B6811751 is designed to fit the popular TH35, TH15 and G32 DIN rails. It can be fixed to the back of the enclosure (wall thickness 3 mm) using two screws (which are supplied), and then located onto the rail. The adapter is moulded from PA 66 (UL 94 V-0) in black (RAL 9005) as standard.
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New non-contact Extensometer launched by Make Measurement Matter exhibitor

Recently introduced by Make Measurement Matter exhibitor Tinius Olsen is the Epsilon ONE, a new optical, non-contact extensometer that provides high-accuracy, high-resolution, non-contacting axial strain and displacement measurement. The unit uses video to measure strain, and the company states that the Epsilon ONE is unique in its ease of use for efficient materials testing. The new machine is likely to be a focal point of discussion at the forthcoming Make Measurement Matter event, held in association with the GTMA at the British Motor Museum near Warwick on March 12th.
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New temperature compensated oscillators to be seen at PCB Live exhibition

New from Golledge Electronics and on show at the forthcoming PCB Live exhibition on March 12th are two new temperature compensated oscillators. They are likely to be of especial interest to designers in the transportation sector because both products are available with optional EN50155 compliance: the international standard for electronics equipment used on rolling stock in the rail industry.
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Engineering Materials Live exhibitor gets the measure of assembly

Electronics assembly requires high accuracy for parts with miniature dimensions. Yet concurrently, the production of electronic sub-assemblies and components also requires high speed, with processes that must deliver the highest quality: so it is perhaps unsurprising that many production steps in the electronics assembly arena have become highly automated.
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FAST Live exhibitor improves bearing life through better assembly

FAST Live exhibitor Rotor Clip recognises that applying a permanent thrust load to a bearing assembly is important for a secure and successful installation, and that the bearing preload process can significantly extend component lifetimes. It does so by eliminating unnecessary clearances, creating higher stiffness in the assembly and also by reducing vibration – as well as noise. Many engineers prefer to select a preload spring with a high axial load to ultimately prolong bearing life: but the design of ordinary single turn wave springs often includes sharp corners at the cut off area of the spring ends. These can scratch the surface of the balls in the bearing as well as the mating parts, with clearly detrimental results. Debris from this unwanted interaction can lead to failure of the bearing, followed, potentially, by a failure of the entire application in which the bearing is present.
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Make Measurement Matter exhibitor helps assure wind turbine safety

Global fastener experts Cooper & Turner has provided fastener security for the renewable energy industry for over 25 years, producing bolts and fixings for wind turbine structures worldwide. Some of these are located in the most hostile of environments, including off-shore wind farms. In these environments, exposure to the elements presents additional challenges and makes unique demands on fasteners where long term, assured quality and integrity is critical to safe operation.
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Advances in e-Motor Technology to headline at Engineering Materials Live Exhibition, March 2020

Located adjacent to the world famous JLR plant at Gaydon in Warwickshire, the British Motor Museum plays host to an interesting exhibition on March 12th 2020, when the Engineering Materials Live event takes place. One of the key exhibitors at the event is using the opportunity to showcase many of its materials which have been specifically designed for use in electric motors, including the types of motor found in the latest generation of electric cars.
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