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17/09/2014

Researchers develop customisable surface inspection system

Quality control of component surfaces is a complex undertaking. But researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have engineered a high-precision modular inspection system that can be adapted on a customer-specific basis. It is also designed to be easily integrated into various production processes.

The inspection system above shows the system analysing the surface of a blisk (Bladed ...
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15/09/2014

Composites set to benefit transportation industries

Introducing exotic materials into industries where metallic's have ruled is an ongoing challenge for the composites sector. The materials' inherent low-density has always been its best selling point.

Though composites have become synonymous with performance, it's the superior strength-to-weight ratio and parts-consolidation capability that is able to offer dramatic reductions in ...
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15/09/2014

3D printing body parts

Using x-rays, scans, and a mixture of cells, scientists are making real progress toward being able to print human tissue and organs. Inspired by Star Trek, meet the scientist trying to make the ...  Watch Video

What to make of the ‘makers’

I thought I was getting too old to think about joining any sort of movement, particularly ...  Read Blog Entry

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