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Ceramic bearings are opening new avenues of research

The global ceramic bearings market set to grow at a CAGR of around eleven per cent between 2017 and 2023, with lab equipment representing a key application for this growth. Chris Johnson, managing director of ceramic bearing specialist SMB Bearings, ...

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Don’t believe the hype

The Gartner Hype Cycle will be a concept familiar to many of those reading this. For those unfamiliar with it, however, it is a branded graphical presentation developed and used by the American ...


The benefits of UV curing optical adhesives

Canada Balsam — distilled sap from the balsam tree — was one of the first materials to be used as an optical adhesive. Whilst of high optical quality, its poor thermal and solvent resistance caused ...



Pharmaceutical manufacturing: the cold truth

Low-temperature reactions are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Temperatures of approximately -80°C are sufficiently cold for most cGMP requirements, but as Chris Johnson, managing ...


The end game of the automation pyramid

With structures of over four thousand years old, Egypt boasts some the oldest pyramids in existence. The history of automation’s pyramid however, a diagram representing the integration of ...


What can machine vision do for quality?

During the First World War, manufacturing processes became more complex as the widespread introduction of mass production came into play. Ahead of his time, business magnate Henry Ford recognised the ...



An Industrial Renaissance

Speaking at the group’s Solidworks World Event in Dallas, Texas, Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of Dassault Systemes’ CEO Solidworks harked back to the 15th century and the invention of the printing press. He ...


More robots, more problems

Relax; count backwards from ten, the robot will see you now; these are hardly the reassuring words you need to hear while in the operating theatre. The surge in surgical robots is coming, but with ...


The changing face of design and research

The relationship between design and research is changing. From Bell Labs onward, in-house corporate research was once a major method for companies to invest in creating long-term value. But that ...