Spotlight

Spotlight: How to... use intelligent metal tubes in industrial processes

Erika Hedblom, Manager of Intelligent Tube Systems for Sandvik, Sweden, discusses how internal sensors and cloud computing can provide deeper process insights.

Spotlight: How too... employ quenching and partitioning

Professor David V Edmonds, University of Leeds, UK, explores a novel heat treatment concept for quenching and partitioning.

Spotlight: How to... use metal injection moulding

Andrew Almond of European Powder Metallurgy Association* explains the metal injection moulding process and its benefits.

Spotlight: How to... use the USF-2000A ultrasonic fatigue testing system

Trevor Wright, MTM Technical Specialist at analytical instruments company Shimadzu UK Limited, talks through the USF-2000A system and how it can be used to test metal samples.

Spotlight: How to... use CT scanning in well bore analysis

Ben Morgan of Nikon Metrology explains how the company’s computed tomography scans of rock core samples have been used to improve oil and gas flow predictions.

How to... use plasma treatment in electron microscopy

Henniker Scientific Ltd, UK, explain the advantages of using plasma treatment to maintain microscopy equipment.

How to... find opportunities in collaborative automation

 Phil Webb, Cranfield University, UK, looks at automation and the potential of humans collaborating with robots.

How to... research the ocean floor with automation

The world’s deep-sea trenches are mysterious and relatively unexplored areas with the potential to influence the world’s climate. Automation is helping to analyse and answer the questions of the oceans depths, as Faulhaber explains.

How to... get to grips with the Explorer 4 Additive

Trisha Rice, Vice President and General Manager of materials science solutions at Thermo Fisher Scientific, talks about the company’s new analysing technology for additive manufacture. 

How to... carry out quality control in additive manufacturing

Peter Morgan, Technical Product Specialist at Elementar UK, discusses how 3D printing works, the role of metals and plastics in the process, and what techniques can be used for quality control. 

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