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Use of XRF Spectroscopy to Uncover Toxic Substances in Plastics

Undoubtedly plastics have played a key role in the shaping of our modern society mainly due to their unique versatile, lightweight and cost-efficient properties.  But, unlike other types of materials such as metals, recycling of […]

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What is Important for Material Flow in Plastics Processing? | Mo’s Corner

mo explains the background information and details of plastics conveying…

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What do we Mean by the Heat Resistance of Thermoplastics?

In some applications heat resistance can mean the material’s ability to carry out its intended function at elevated temperatures for short periods.

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Surface Roughness Testing

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.

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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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Is PTFE a Thermoset or a Thermoplastic?

Many assume that polytetrafluoroethylene is a thermoset because it seems unaffected by heat.

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Material Selection Process for See-Through Kettles Not Transparent

We like our see-through kettles and take them for granted but they have a punishing life cycle.  Over 10 years the kettle could undergo a total of 10,000 cycles. It is filled with cold water, […]

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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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Why does PPO have to be ‘Modified’?

Polymer scientists worked out that the molecular stiffness of the backbone of a polymer chain was the key to increasing the glass transition temperature (Tg) and hence rigidity at elevated temperatures.

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