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How many materials can a metal part be made from?

Published 19th October 2021

The shaft in the image demonstrates that the answer is as many as it needs. The substrate material is EN32, and three materials have been added to the three diameters. The materials are: Stellite 6 A hard chrome alloy Inconel 625 The Stellite material is a great all-rounder in combating galling, erosion, corrosion, and mechanical […]

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Simplified cmm inspection provides a flexible approach to more productive quality control

Published 19th October 2021

Two coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) manufactured by LK Metrology, Castle Donington (www.LKmetrology.com) have largely superseded the use of a pair of smaller capacity, 15-year-old machines in the inspection room at contract machining specialists WLR Precision Engineering, Wilford, Nottinghamshire (www.wlrprecision.co.uk). To enable production operators as well as quality inspectors to operate the new CMMs and access […]

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Presenting, Demonstrating And Training In 2021

Published 4th October 2021

Most of us are now familiar with using Zoom as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We at PSL Datatrack have found that it has become a very useful tool in the business environment.

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Is a Fitbit fit for purpose?

Published 30th September 2021

The first Fitbit tracker was released over 10 years ago. Fitbit sold 11 million devices in 2020, and in the same year, there were over 31 million active users of the device in place. People report it to be a great way to monitor their activity and encourage users to be more physically active and conscious of […]

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What does a post COVID world look like for the medical technology industry?

Published 28th September 2021

The start of the Covid pandemic caused some panic on all sides. In addition to the fear for life and loved ones, it became increasingly apparent that we were woefully unprepared. As a result, people began to pull together to cope. ‘Scrub hubs’ began springing up as anyone with a sewing machine started making scrubs and washing […]

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Clamping the Right Way: Choosing the Shaft Collar for Your Needs

Published 20th September 2021

Choosing the right shaft collar will impact the security and precision of clamping, not to mention the ease of installation and future maintenance. With a variety of styles and sizes available, whether your requirement is to mount tooling or a gear system, it’s crucial that you choose the right shaft collar for your application needs. […]

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How Magnetic Filtration Can Help Eliminate Typical EDM Problems

Published 16th September 2021

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is one of the most powerful and precise methods of cutting within the manufacturing industry, recently creating a buzz with its impressive capabilities.

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How Green is my Product? Design for Recycling

Published 26th July 2021

  TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: TO USE OR REUSE EU Directive 2019/04 prohibiting single-use plastics is set to revolutionise the plastics packaging industry by 2025. The world’s main FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) makers have already signed a key document drawn up by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the international non-profit association advocating the establishment of a circular […]

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Rapid-prototype tooling

Published 26th July 2021

As a rubber injection moulder, our lead times, capability and quality are only as good as our supply chain. Langstone Engineering have allowed us to quote quickly, rapid-prototype (RP), win the production order and then mass- manufacture rubber components for many Tier 1 OEMs. In many cases, we have won the RP work through Langstone […]

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A350-900 Spoiler Sealing Solution

Published 22nd July 2021

Langstone works with a number of divisions within Trelleborg who have operations throughout the UK, continental Europe, China and America.

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