K-Seal for radiator leaks

K-Seal for radiator leaks

An over-heating engine caused by a leaking radiator on a deserted stretch of road is a motorist’s worst nightmare, but now there’s an instant fix. It’s called K-Seal and it’s a relatively inexpensive solution to coolant leaks under the bonnet and, what’s more, it can provide a permanent repair to some problems. K-Seal will permanently […]

Joint labs geared towards high value manufacturing

Joint labs geared towards high value manufacturing

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering is launching two joint research labs in precision motion systems and industrial robotics. This collaboration brings together the local research community to build capabilities and […]

Anti reflective plastics to be commercialised

Anti reflective plastics to be commercialised

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image showing the engineered anti-reflective nanostructures that mimic structures found in a moth’s eye. SINGAPORE: Researchers from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and their commercial partners have developed a new plastic that reflects just 0.09 – 0.2% of the visible light hitting its surface. This matches or betters […]

GWP solutions for better weighing results

In an effort to optimise their processes, TheraSkin has adopted the Mettler Toledo Good Weighing Practice (GWP) guideline for their weighing instruments and, as a result, has reduced maintenance and calibration service costs by 27%. Process breakthrough TheraSkin is a Brazilian company with more than 13 years of experience in the development and production of […]

New performance gasketing solution for the automotive industry

  Henkel has expanded its gasketing technology portfolio with new materials and processes designed to replace rubber gaskets in demanding automotive applications. With its latest development – the Loctite® 5883™ polyacrylate gaskets combined with the new XIP gasketing process. Henkel provides its customers with a unique sealing solution – a solution that allows them to […]

Revolutionary wind power invention receives international recognition

Jega Jegatheeson (left) with Tony Herewini, general manager, T P Engineering.   A New Zealand invention, designed to make wind power more efficient and cheaper, has been singled out by a renowned wind technology expert as one of the world’s leading new innovations. The invention, Gyroscopic Variable Transmission (GVT), is the brainchild of New Zealander […]

Revolutionary ultrasonic nozzle changes the way water cleans

  Scientists have developed a revolutionary ultrasonic attachment for taps that massively enhances the ability of water to clean. Currently, industry uses excessive water, power and additives for cleaning. For example, it can take up to 100 tonnes of water to produce one tonne of clean wool after shearing. Many industrial processes also generate large […]

Ethernet Powerlink networking kit delivers a complete implementation

  HONG KONG: Avnet Design Services, part of Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia (http://www.em.avnetasia.com/), a business region of Avnet, Inc. http://avnet.com/)(NYSE: AVT (http://ir.avnet.com/ )), has announced a low-cost Ethernet Powerlink Industrial Networking Kit that delivers a total development platform for industrial networking applications. Co-developed with Xilinx and Texas Instruments with supporting technology from Austria;s B&R Automation, […]

Virtual engineering offers leaner, faster manufacturing

  In today’s fast-moving business environment, the ability to change automated assembly and production systems quickly and efficiently, at lowest cost and risk across multiple global locations, is vital. Now, innovative computer experts have created a software tool with the potential to save a wide variety of manufacturers many millions every year. Academics at Loughborough […]

Consumables have longer life

SINGAPORE: Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced metal cutting systems, is now selling consumables for Kaliburn Spirit plasma cutting systems that last at least twice as long as the OEM consumables. Testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables increases by two to three times when cutting at 275 amps and below, and increases […]