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Proof of Principle: Why?

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.

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RNA CASE STUDY: Robot De-Moulding & Assembly Cell

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.

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Calculating the Cost of Industrial Automation

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.

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Assessing the Quality and Performance of Plastics for Medical Devices

Following one of the BBC’s top news articles about the inadequate testing of medical devices, Impact Solutions has their own experience in testing medical devices.

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What about URS?

What is a User Requirement Specification (URS) and why is it important? A URS is an extremely important technical document that is generated and used to initiate the tender process when a client is looking […]

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Sustainable Polymers – How Do You See ‘Green’?

‘Sustainable polymers’, ‘green polymers’ – however you refer to them, producing materials and products with the intention of causing minimal impact to our environment is perhaps the most prevalent discussion in our industry today.

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A Plastic Recyclers Guide to Melt Flow Index (MFI)

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 […]

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The Benefits of Machine Vision Technology

Machine vision inspection is widely recognised as a key technology for the automation of production lines.

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Accelerated Weathering Testing to Standard SAE J2527

Accelerated weathering testing to standard SAE J2527 is another popular weathering test method, which exposes exterior automotive materials to laboratory controlled xenon arc lights.

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Reducing Wastes – Lean Manufacturing

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.

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