mo explains the background information and details of plastics conveying…
In some applications heat resistance can mean the material’s ability to carry out its intended function at elevated temperatures for short periods.
Surface roughness or roughness, in short, is the measure of deviations in the direction of the normal vector of a real surface from its ideal form. Continue reading
A Proof of Principle prototype – often referred to as Proof of Concept – is the process of identifying if a particular process or group of processes are robust enough for full-scale automation.
The world’s leading intelligent lock manufacturer approached RNA to design and develop a robot de-moulding & assembly cell system to handle and assemble plastic moulded letter box facia plates.
Many assume that polytetrafluoroethylene is a thermoset because it seems unaffected by heat. Continue reading
As indicated in the name, automation refers to something automatically occurring. Within manufacturing, process and production automation occurs with the use of robots and control systems, amongst other things which reduce direct human involvement.
Earlier this month, I attended a seminar at JLR’s Castle Bromwich Site. The event was organised by the BPF and its aim was to shed some light on the current state of the UK automotive market and likely scenarios resulting from a range of Brexit outcomes.
A question we often get asked is “how does BOSS alter the Melt flow index (MFI) of recycled plastics?”. As tempted as we are to say its magic, that takes place inside our ‘patented shoogling box’, it isn’t.
Machine vision inspection is widely recognised as a key technology for the automation of production lines.
Accelerated weathering testing to standard SAE J2527 is another popular weathering test method, which exposes exterior automotive materials to laboratory controlled xenon arc lights.
Polyamides are macromolecules with repeating units linked by amide bonds.
Lean manufacturing is a trend that has existed in industry for years. Although, it is a very simple idea – do the same or more production with less work, without sacrificing quality.
When polycarbonate (PC) first appeared in the market over 50 years ago, the immediate appeal was its amazing impact resistance compared to other transparent rigid thermoplastics at that time.
Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution that will take the manufacturing industry by storm. It is a form of radical and disruptive innovation that will see an enormous opportunity for the manufacturing industry.
Environmental stress cracking (ESC) is the development of cracks and eventual catastrophic failure due to a combination of mechanical stress (from external loading or from moulding strain) and exposure to an ‘aggressive’ chemical (a ‘near solvent’ for the thermoplastic material).
Environmental stress cracking (ESC) is not the result of the continual battle that the plastics industry has in convincing environmentalists and politicians that plastics can be the solution to environmental problems and not the cause.