Spotlight

How to... find opportunities in collaborative automation

 Phil Webb, Cranfield University, UK, looks at automation and the potential of humans collaborating with robots.

How to... research the ocean floor with automation

The world’s deep-sea trenches are mysterious and relatively unexplored areas with the potential to influence the world’s climate. Automation is helping to analyse and answer the questions of the oceans depths, as Faulhaber explains.

How to... get to grips with the Explorer 4 Additive

Trisha Rice, Vice President and General Manager of materials science solutions at Thermo Fisher Scientific, talks about the company’s new analysing technology for additive manufacture. 

How to... carry out quality control in additive manufacturing

Peter Morgan, Technical Product Specialist at Elementar UK, discusses how 3D printing works, the role of metals and plastics in the process, and what techniques can be used for quality control. 

Spotlight – How to... find heat treatment data for a specific steel grade

Joakim Fagerlund*, Senior R&D Engineerat steel solutions company Ovako, Sweden, talks about the company’s new online heat treatment guide.

Spotlight: Making the move to bio-plastics

Materials World talks to Nigel Flowers, UK Managing Director at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, about injection moulding with bio-plastics.

 

Spotlight: Making the right choice with injection moulding

Protolabs, UK, explains how to make the step from planning to production using injection moulding.

Spotlight: Back-injection moulded carbon composites

Richard Gregory, Quality and Engineering Director of the composites facility at Prodrive, explains the process of back-injection moulding of carbon composite parts.

 

Spotlight: How to... inspect cast iron water pipes

Tim Norman* explains what to consider when inspecting and assessing the condition of cast iron water pipes.

Spotlight: How to... find success in failure

In a typical year, Axiom Engineering Associates might undertake 50 metallurgical failure investigations. Steve Woodward takes a tour of its black museum of failure. 

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