Finger on the pulse: The benefits of lasers in welding and joining

Andy Toms, director at TLM Laser, discusses the benefits that pulsed lasers bring to welding and joining applications within medical device manufacturing. When it comes to welding and joining metal components, lasers offer distinct advantages over other more traditional processes such as TIG (tungsten inert gas) or micro TIG welding, however those considering laser technology have yet another choice to make, a decision between a CW (continuous wave) laser or a pulsed laser. Manufacturing processes continue to evolve year on year and as a result, we generally see the introduction of a new technology or process being adopted by forward thinking manufacturing sectors, before the technology becomes mainstream as others realise the benefits it can bring. This scenario is certainly true of the original transition from conventional TIG and Micro TIG welding to that of laser by medical device manufacturers. Laser welding offered a wide range of benefits including greater precision, and by comparison, a much-reduced heat affected zone, and the fact that the process could be performed with more consistency with less skilled operatives. Today manufacturers have another choice, that of adop...

Female First’s top vegan and cruelty free bath products

No Secrets Beauty which has a brand new first-to-market bath product that’s 100% natural and vegan – it’s called Bath Jelly.   It is total ‘me-time’ luxury; the stuff of closed bathroom door, book and bath!  A beautiful amber coloured syrup it melts onto the skin and into the bath, and which smells as if you’ve stepped into a spa.  It’s: No Secrets Bath Jelly comes in two scents, ‘One’ and ‘Four’ and are £45 for 6 pots or £15 for 2 pots. A pot can be used for two baths. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Lavender Liquid Soap is the perfect ethical and vegan bathing companion and all-round cleaning queen.  Scented with pure lavender and lavender oils to calm the mind and soothe the body while providing a thorough cleanse of face, body and hair.  Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Lavender Liquid Soap is concentrated, biodegradable,  versatile and effective.  Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients and packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle this is a product which gives back to the communities supplying the ingredients and helps make for a sustainable future.. Other scents available include Peppermint, Alm...

Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing: Global Market Analysis (2014-2022) Featuring TRUMPF Group, Amada Co, Kennametal, Komatsu, and Okuma Corp

Dublin, Sept. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing Global Market Forecast To 2022″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.Where is the largest and fastest growing market for the metalworking machinery manufacturing? How does the market relate to the overall economy, demography and other similar markets? What forces will shape the market going forward? The report answers all these questions and many more.Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global metalworking machinery manufacturing market, accounting for 49% of the market in 2018. Western Europe was the second largest region accounting for 20% of the global metalworking machinery manufacturing market. Africa was the smallest region in the global metalworking machinery manufacturing market.Rolling mill machinery manufacturers are offering advanced 6-axis CNC milling machines to efficiently fabricate complex components. CNC milling is a specific type of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining. This involves the use of computers to control machine tools like lathes, mills, routers and grinders.The 6-axis CNC machine converts a raw metal bar in...

Brooks Koepka throws down the gauntlet at USPGA Championship with ‘crazy’ 63 The Telegraph Search Icon Save Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon LinkedIn icon Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon LinkedIn icon

The New Yorkers came out in their tens of thousands to glimpse the reborn Tiger, but instead the Manhattan crowd were treated to the sight of his playing partner enacting a startling impression of the Woods of yore. Certainly, Brooks Koepka’s course-record 63 in the first round of the USPGA Championship has the rest fearing as if they are already playing for second – and golf has not felt that for a while.  The only rival within three of the leader is the New Zealander Danny Lee. The world No119 completely belied his ranking with his own spectacular 64, but with respect to Lee – who somehow conjured eight birdies – it is Koepka causing all the consternation in the locker room.  The defending champion is four ahead of England’s Tommy Fleetwood and six clear of the likes of world No 1 Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. And that garlanded quartet stated they were delighted with their 69s. “What course was Brooks playing exactly?” Day asked. In turn, Koepka is nine ahead of Woods and Rory McIlroy, whose 72 on a layout which supposedly plays directly in the Northern Irishman’s cultured hands, featured only one birdie – on his very las...

How to Fix: Monitor Keeps Going Black / Turning Off

My monitor keeps going black. It flashes on and then off after a few seconds, then it goes to a black / blank screen. Sometimes I have to power it on and off 20 times before the monitor will work properly, and some days, my monitor won’t turn on at all! When this happens, my monitor power light stays yellow as if the monitor is sleeping or in standby mode. Normally the power light is green when it is powered on and working properly. Any ideas why my monitor keeps turning off? “ There are many reasons why a monitor keeps turning off, resulting in a blank display. The best way to resolve this problem is through process of elimination; as such, I will go through the list of things you can do to help determine why the monitor keeps going black or turning off sporadically. The first thing to do is to ensure that the monitor power cord and the monitor display cable are securely connected. To get started, turn the monitor around to reveal its backside, taking note of the the cables running to it. The monitor power cord goes from the power outlet to the monitor. If it is not secure, the monitor simply won’t turn on (indicating no power led in the front of the monitor),...

Residential expansion and redevelopment are ubiquitous in Richmond as building cranes punctuate the airspace over downtown

Residential expansion and redevelopment are ubiquitous in Richmond as building cranes punctuate the airspace over downtown and neighborhoods to the east, west, north and south. On the Virginia Commonwealth University medical campus in Court End, ambitious new facilities are coming forth dramatically. Meanwhile, municipal officials, city council, potential developers and residents can’t find common ground on a lofty scheme to replace the Coliseum and pump life into the long moribund Navy Hill district. The following subjective survey of just 19 major construction and newly completed projects in various neighborhoods is just a sampling of much greater activity in the city. Does this energetic level of activity suggest that City Hall should step back and allow free enterprise and institutional forces be allowed to take the lead on reinvigorating our city? While officials, investors and residents gnash their teeth over the proposed Navy Hill redo of the Coliseum and its environs downtown, directly across the street from the sprawling redevelopment area, Virginia Commonwealth University is charging ahead with two ambitious buildings now under construction. At 16 floors, 603,000 squa...

Instructions: Choose four exercises below for a full abs and butt workout. Complete four sets of

Instructions: Choose four exercises below for a full abs and butt workout. Complete four sets of 12 to 15 reps. Once you’ve completed all sets of one move, continue to the next. How to: Start on all fours, with your hands directly under your shoulders and knees under hips. Draw your stomach in, then raise your left arm and right leg, until they’re both extended straight out. Keeping your spine aligned, bring your elbow to your knee, extend back out to a long line. That’s one rep. Complete four sets of 12 to 15 reps on each side. How to: Get on all fours. Keeping your right leg bent at 90 degrees, lift your leg out to your right side, stopping at hip height. Return to start. That’s one rep. Complete four sets of 12 to 15 reps on each side. How to: Get on all fours on top of your mat. Keep your right leg bent at 90 degrees and lift it into the air until your body forms a straight line from shoulders to knee. Flex your right foot and think about stamping an imprint of your sole on the ceiling. Reverse the movement to return to start. That’s one rep. Complete four sets of 12 to 15 reps on each side. How to: Lie on your back with your knees bent and your...

Fertilizer Additives Market Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, and Forecast 2026

Fertilizer additives improve the quality and stability of fertilizers and soil, avoid loss of nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur, and prevent corrosion of the container used for transportation. They also provide anti-foaming and anti-caking characteristics to the fertilizer. Foam causes serious problems to surface coatings. In case of fertilizers, it could prompt insufficient absorption of nutrients by soil as well as plants leading to stunted to almost no plant growth and loss of soil fertility over time. There are several chemical formulae which prevent foam formation. Caking refers to the formation of lumps in granular or powdered materials. Since quite a few fertilizers are available in these forms, chances of their caking are high, which results in product loss. To avoid this, anti-caking agents are available, which enable easy packaging, transport, and consumption. Browse more detail information about this report visit at at https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/fertilizer-additives-market.html These additives are used either in the production stage of the fertilizers or mixed during their application in the field. Since nitrogen is the most...

Causes and cures for ductile spool component failures

When a chemical processor or an oil refiner works through the long, arduous process of specifying and overseeing the construction of a processing plant or a refinery, the process is a bit like putting together a million-piece jigsaw puzzle. Every length of pipe, every valve, every flange, and every spool has a specific job to do—often under challenging temperatures and pressures—so that every other part can do its job and the plant can work as intended. Occasionally, things go wrong. Whether a failure is minor, major, or catastrophic, an investigation ensues to determine the cause. Was the correct item installed? Was it installed correctly? If so, the next order of business is to evaluate the item. Why did it fail? It’s not just a matter of replacing a part. A catastrophic failure can result in an injury or even loss of life. Even in a case in which no injury occurred, the next consideration is downtime. Regardless of the plant’s size or production capacity, a system that is shut down to deal with a failure doesn’t produce a penny until it’s up and running again. Some users of carbon steels in the North American oil and gas industry have had to deal with such failures. Some spo...

Hydrogel 3D printing with the capacitor edge effect

Recent decades have seen intense developments of hydrogel applications for cell cultures, tissue engineering, soft robotics, and ionic devices. Advanced fabrication techniques for hydrogel structures are being developed to meet user-specified requirements. Existing hydrogel 3D printing techniques place substantial constraints on the physical and chemical properties of hydrogel precursors as well as the printed hydrogel structures. This study proposes a novel method for patterning liquids with a resolution of 100 μm by using the capacitor edge effect. We establish a complete hydrogel 3D printing system combining the patterning and stacking processes. This technique is applicable to a wide variety of hydrogels, overcoming the limitations of existing techniques. We demonstrate printed hydrogel structures including a hydrogel scaffold, a hydrogel composite that responds sensitively to temperature, and an ionic high-integrity hydrogel display device. The proposed technique offers great opportunities in rapid prototyping hydrogel devices using multiple compositions and complex geometries. Hydrogels are three-dimensional (3D) polymer networks that can retain a large amount of water in ...

If you listen to the podcast, follow us on Twitter, read this site; you know how

If you listen to the podcast, follow us on Twitter, read this site; you know how we feel about Tyler Flowers. I’m not going to harp on it. Let’s dive into the numbers to dissect what’s going on here. Tyler has also committed three errors with 15 passed balls and owns an abysmal 20% CS rate. He leads the majors in passed balls, as no other TEAM has 15 passed balls combined. Flowers has only caught in 71 games. It also can’t be understated how many “wild pitches” he’s caused with his poor technique. So if we are being honest, that passed ball number is really at about 25 on the year because most professional catchers can block a ball in the dirt right in front of them. On top of all that, he embarrassed the entire organization by arguing with a bunch of teenagers on Instagram following the whole Willson Contreras incident. So what am I getting at? We all know Tyler Flowers has been awful. He stinks. He should not be on a Major League roster, let alone a playoff roster. So can anything be done about it? The unfortunate answer is, for now, no. Personally, I’d rather watch Alex Jackson adjust to the MLB game than a 33-year-old who looks like a position player behind the plate. Brian ...

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Slate Tile, Stone Carving, Random Paving, Stone Veneers – ConfidenceStone,...

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