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Pushing the boundaries of reality helps manufacturers gain an edge

Researchers from the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing are pushing the boundaries of reality after becoming one of the first organisations in the UK to take delivery of Microsoft’s…

Remote-controlled robot inspects suitcase bombs

Abandoned items of luggage are frequently found at airports and train stations. This is a case for the emergency services, who have to assume that these items might contain bombs. They must assess…

Presswerk 4.0: Cutting downtimes in half, making manufacturing flexible

With Presswerk 4.0, Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU aim at develop Industry 4.0 in the field of mechanical engineering and concept press shop of the future….

Refiner master for magnesium alloys

Scientists at Brunel University (London) perfected a patented niobium-based master alloy filled the missing gap in grain refiners for magnesium alloys and offered significant advantages over titanium in aluminium silicon alloys. Dr Hari Babu…

New partnership between William Cook and Amrc

UK’s largest steel casting group William Cook is the new partner of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Amrc). With factories in Sheffield, Leeds and Co. Durham, William Cook can trace its…

Turning mechanical properties into biomedical use

Researchers at North Carolina State University developed a way to tune mechanical properties of radiation-sensitive material for biomedical use. “The radiosensitivity is what makes the material useful for biomedical applications, and the ability to…

New 3D printing metal and alloys method

A new method to print 3-D metals and alloys expands the types of materials and architectures that can be additively manufactured. A team of Northwestern University engineers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects…

Schuler opens research and demonstration center

A new research and demonstration center for hot stamping has been opened by Schuler at its home base in Göppingen (Germany). At the so-called Hot Stamping TechCenter, the company will be showing its customers…

New technology to teach machines to see

Two newly-developed systems could accelerate development of driverless cars using deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings. Systems for driverless cars could identify a user’s location and orientation in…

A new way to make steel stronger and durable

While steel is ubiquitous in our daily lives, over the past 50 years steel surfaces have remained largely unchanged and unimproved. The steel of today is as prone as ever to the corrosive…

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