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Impact Testing

An impact test is used to measure toughness, capacity to resist the energy of shock loading or a dynamic impact of a product.  Samples inspected under this test method are then checked for signs of […]

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Revealing the Formulation and Identity of Plastic Products

It is without any doubt that plastics have been increasingly popular in material selection for plastic products and have found applications in engineering fields spanning from automotive to construction and from biomedicine to packaging of […]

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UK Plastics Industry: Post-Brexit

Thursday 23rd of June 2016, the date where the residents of Britain voted to leave the EU, ultimately beginning the process of Brexit.  After the public voted and the decision was made, a question had been […]

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Bridge Tooling – What is it and When Should I Use it?

Bridge Tooling can also be known as development tooling or rapid tooling, and defines a stage in development where there is a need for moulded parts but production tooling is unavailable. Its name coming from the […]

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Easter Egg Packaging: 3000 Tons Wasted A Year

Easter is a fantastic time. Spring has arrived, flowers start to blossom and the favoured chocolate covered eggs are beginning to hit the shelves.

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Leaking of a Dangerous Chemical

On Sunday the 4th of March news had broken across the UK that a spy in the UK had been found poisoned on a bench outside a shopping mall in Salisbury, due to a deliberate or […]

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Pipe Joint Failure

Thousands of homes awoke recently to water shortages, after failed pipework in the water distribution network led to hundreds of leaks throughout the network.  Many of these leaks will have occurred where two pipes are joined […]

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How Can Material Stress be Reduced During Conveying? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains how material can be conveyed gently…

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Celebrating our Wonderful Women in the Workplace

Last week presented a great opportunity to focus on our wonderful women in the workplace as we joined in the celebrations of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018.

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Selecting the Right Automation Partner

Clients often ask me “Why should we choose SP Technology as our machine builder?”

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