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Ultrapolymers – Your Partner from Design to Production

It can be a misconception within the industry that a polymer distributors role is solely to supply granules to a converter. Ultrapolymers believe that early investment of time and knowledge in a project alongside information sharing and advice throughout can help make even the most challenging developments a success.   Read More


Higher definition imaging and simplified operation: KEYENCE unveils its new VHX-6000 series digital microscope with adaptive multi-lighting

Recently launched by KEYENCE, the new VHX-6000 Series Digital Microscope integrates next-generation adaptive multi-lighting, advanced auto-focussing and high-definition imaging in an all-in-one system that will streamline and simplify quality inspection across all industries. SEE KEYENCE ON STAND A1.  Read More


Modified surface application for the automotive industry

The German automotive sector has a reputation as one of the prime movers for global innovation. Alongside the OEMs (manufacturers), supply chain players actively support continuous development and innovation in this fast-moving manufacturing sector - be it software, components or materials.  Read More


Test before you invest

We know that the earlier you learn about a design change, the easier it is to implement it. It is our experience that making the most of rapid prototyping technology early in the design process brings significant savings in time and cost of reworking a design further down the line.  Read More


Free webinar with EMS-Chemie

This free webinar with EMS-CHEMIE will give an insight into design for winners. Structural components can be exposed to severe conditions and, as a result, are often made of die-cast metals. Despite this, intelligent lightweight design solutions can also be achieved for these applications using high-quality performance polyamides from EMS-GRIVORY. FIVE BENEFITS FOR LIGHTWEIGHTING VIA MATERIAL DESIGN 28th November 2017 | 2pm GMT Click on the 'read more' link below to sign up now.  Read More


Easy sliding plastics

Lati has utilised its specialist compounding technology in the field of surface lubrication to produce a self lubricated polycarbonate which is also reinforced with glass fibres. The resulting mouldings demonstrate excellent mechanical and tribological properties even in very warm and humid climates.   Read More


Metal replacement. It is not just about light weighting

Irrespective of the market into which you supply there is a growing focus on metal replacement. The drive towards this is led by the automotive industry however many other markets can employ the same ideas to benefit their own components.  Read More


Process ready ultrasonic flowmeter

Designed to IP65 standards the Process Atrato ultrasonic flowmeter from Titan Enterprises is built for use in demanding process and control environments. Rated for use up to 65°C and 20Bar the compact Process Atrato is available in 4 models operating over flow ranges from 2ml/min to 15litres/min, featuring an accuracy of ±1% over the whole flow range. Each Process Atrato is calibrated with a pre-set 'K' factor so all meters of the same flow range are fully interchangeable simplifying assembly and set-up procedures for OEM manufacturers looking to integrate the flowmeter into their process and control set-up.  Read More


New high resolution direct reflecting blue laser sensor is ideal for polished, reflective, shiny and mirrored objects

Micro-Epsilon has launched a high precision blue laser triangulation sensor designed specifically for measurements on highly polished, reflective, shiny and mirrored targets with a resolution down to 30 nanometres.  Read More


Three weeks to go until the Engineering Design Show

The Engineering Design Show is UK's biggest event entirely dedicated to engineering, electronics and embedded design - taking place from 18-19 October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Here’s a sneak preview on what speakers and features you can expect from this year’s show!  Read More


ALBIS named sole supplier of Luranyl PPE in the UK and Ireland

ALBIS (U.K.) Limited, a subsidiary of ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH, the global specialist for the distribution and compounding of technical thermoplastics, has been selected as sole supplier of Luranyl PPE in the UK and Irish markets with immediate effect. Luranyl PPE is manufactured by Romira GmbH, a German producer of thermoplastic compounds.   Read More


Electrically conductive plastics for ATEX applications

Lati SpA continues to develop its range of electrically conductive polymer compounds to lower surface and volume resistivity of products well below the limits set by the ATEX directive.  Read More


EMS-GRIVORY expands its Computer Assisted Technical Service

EMS-GRIVORY is emphatically supporting the trend towards virtual development, testing and analysis of parts. This allows much shorter cycle times to be achieved while at the same time increasing component quality and thus, enabling customers to benefit from significant competitive advantages. Recently the Swiss polyamide specialist has expanded the service portfolio of its Computer Assisted Technical Service by two promising features.  Read More


Lose weight gain £s

Replacing traditional materials with engineering plastics can result in increased performance and cost savings  Read More


One week to go until Engineering Materials Live and the FAST Exhibition

Register now for free to attend the co-located FAST Exhibition and Engineering Materials Live event, which takes place at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge on Thursday 21st September. Secure your FREE VIP badge online today!  Read More


Albis Plastic - functional compounds for 3D printing

There are currently three major methods which stand out in the 3D printing market which are extremely interesting for the plastics industry. In addition to the powder-based SLS (selective laser sintering) method, there are two processing techniques which are based on melt processing of thermoplastics in granulate form.   Read More


Metal to plastic tests the water

Viridian Systems set Rutland Plastics a material challenge, a metal replacement project that would test the water in more ways than one.  Read More


Time to register for sold-out Engineering Design Show 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration has now opened for the Engineering Design Show 2017. The show, made up of the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, returns to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 18-19 October 2017. Register for free now!  Read More


Shortlist to be announced tomorrow for BEEAs 2017

Keep your fingers crossed, the shortlist for the BEEAs 2017 will be announced tomorrow. The judging panel is currently holed up in a secure London location discussing and arguing over the potential winners. Good luck to everyone that entered. You can book your place at the awards lunch online now.  Read More


Registration is open for Engineering Materials Live

After an extremely successful launch in the Spring, Engineering Materials Live, co-located with the FAST Exhibition, is back and takes place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge on 21st September. You can register for your free visitor badge online today!  Read More


Radiopaque Filament for 3D Printing

Lati has utilised its specialist technology in the field of X-ray opaque polymer compounds to produce a material suitable for the production of X-ray opaque filaments for 3D printing. This adds further to its range of compounds already formulated for 3D filament manufacture including high temperature PLA, polyurethane and PA12.   Read More


No heated moods here: Heat conductive plastics for co-extruded linear LED lighting systems

Heat management is a crucial issue when designing and manufacturing LED light systems. Optimizing heat dissipation is essential to improving the light output and service life of LEDs and related electronic components. Temperature overloading is one of the main causes of failure in electronic circuitry. This is especially true when it comes to complex assemblies.   Read More


Engineering Materials Live to open this Thursday

Last chance to register for the co-located FAST Exhibition and Engineering Materials Live event, which takes place at The National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Thursday 11 May. Secure your FREE VIP badge online now!  Read More


Electrically Conductive Plastics for ATEX Applications

Lati SpA continues to develop its range of LATIOHM polymer compounds which use electrically conductive additives to lower surface and volume resistivity of products well below the limits set by the ATEX directive.  Read More


Predestined for feather-light applications - Grivory XL: Focus on lightweight design

With Grivory XL, EMS-GRIVORY has developed a new group of materials for lightweight design (XL = Xtra Light). These new products are based on the tried and proven partially aromatic polyamide Grivory GV (PA66 / PA6l / 6X) and are characterised by exceptional stiffness with low density.   Read More

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