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A non contact measurement device that will suit the most arduous applications
An engine design that claims to combine the advantages piston and rotary engines
Pneumatic systems are becoming much more clever
'Fit and forget valve technology promises longer lifetime operations
How modern products can benefit from a movement effect first noticed in 1910
Designers have found that taking to the air can be cheaper than taking to the water
A visualisation technique that does away with screens
A mould that 'massages' the faults out of injection moulded parts is ready for commercialisation
Foamed metals are strong, rigid, fire and impact resistant, and a fraction of the weight of their conventional counterparts.
Plastics are finding their way into medical applications as never before.
Improved catalysts - both synthetic and natural - will enhance the production of new and improved plastics
How compressors could benefit from a sound technique
A development for model aeroplanes that has caught the eye of a major car manufacturer
Better noise damping in cars thanks to programmable foam cushioning
Lubrication is a necessity for chain systems - but what about sensitive applications, such as food production, where lubricant may be undesirable?
Two shot moulding has at last delivered the plastic puncture-proof tyre, at least for small vehicles.
Reciprocating engines could find themselves replaced by a rotary engine that overcomes the drawbacks inherent in previous designs
Aluminium and other light alloys can be coated with a hard facing that is tougher and more wear resistant than any steel.
A process that could revolutionise the way in which metal parts are produced.
An electromechanical film, which can measure the heartbeat of a person touching it, promises a wide application base.
A coupling that overcomes many of the shortfalls of previous designs.
Self-aligning bearings from SKF have helped Italian engineers to redesign a gearbox, making it cheaper and much less complex
Power transmissions which work immersed in water help the disabled, provide toys for the rich, and offer new opportunities in marine and offshore engineering.
In the fluid power industry, along with fieldbus compatibility, there are two basic driving factors size and power