Graphene seems to be making headlines across various
industries and Highways England has also joined in. They are partnering with
the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) in Manchester to investigate
the use of graphene on surfaces. The idea is to find out whether adding
graphene to roads and pavements could result in decreased deterioration.
It all started when Prof Sir Andre Geim and Prof Sir
Kostya Novoselov first isolated the material at Manchester University in 2004.
GEIC opened in December 2018 to specialise in the rapid development and upscaling
of graphene and other applications for 2D materials.
We define powder coating as the process of applying a
powder material to the surface using an electrostatic or compressed air method.
It’s also one of the most advanced techniques for applying a protective and
decorative finish to nearly any type of metal.
More companies are turning to powder coating as it
produces a dry, clean and highly durable finish, without using volatile organic
compounds. Overall, it is more economical as it saves customers time, effort
and money in the long run.
Aviation connects the world by continuously transporting
people and goods across the globe in no time at all. While it may appear
efficient, climate change has become a clear topic of debate in society due to
a concern over plane emissions.
Large manufacturers in aerospace and aviation are investing
more in sustainability as emission targets are increasing. A bold move by Rolls-Royce
buying the electric aerospace arm of Siemens clearly shows this intent. In
fact, this acquisition could speed up electrification in the aviation sector.
The term “fabrication” means to make something from
raw materials whether it’s wood, plastic or certain types of metals. Several
industries currently benefit from aluminium fabrication which refers mostly to
the construction of metal structures. Choosing a material is a critical
decision in all aspects of the production but so is the finishing process.
Although you can fabricate any metal, aluminium is
considered one of the most common resulting in big demand for aluminium
fabrication services across the world. It’s not surprising if you consider that
aluminium is all around us in our homes and office buildings. Some of the most
common are aluminium gates and aluminium frameworks used for doors, windows and
An engineering company can only be successful with
high-quality custom fabrication coupled with expert knowledge, experience and
continuous investment. We’re not only talking about investing in equipment but
also staff training and hiring. In order to provide the quality and service
excellence customers deserve, equipment and staff must be of the highest level.
There are three core factors that determine success in manufacturing and that includes production cost, quality and speed. While each component plays a crucial role, manufacturers must fully commit to all three to reach and remain within the top tier.
Let’s take a look at some of the recent fabrication projects at PRV Engineering and find out more about coded welding and finishing.