Considering the rapid advancements in technology, it’s
easy to forget some of the revolutionary inventions of the 20th
century. Some of these inventions have resulted in products or services we take
for granted today.
Many emerging technologies can be attributed to one,
or several, earlier inventions. A prime example of an obsolete technology that
has transformed the modern world is cathode ray tube monitors. While it was
prominent in earlier years, they were quickly replaced when LCD and plasma
screens were invented.
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