A Professional Concept Approach to Product Development

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm

The design process of any given product is the transformation of a need, idea or a want by the consumers into a product that satisfies these needs. This process is therefore taken by adventurous people ready to take it on. Engineers of product design companies may also be involved at some levels of the project. Before committing the resources and full-scale manufacture, the development process may require a prototype that helps to prove that the framework at hand or the technologies being used work. Designers will require help from other experts and use specific design stages in order to prevent any potential problems. To prevent iteration in the design process, the designer should also consider factors such as manufacture, sales, purchasing, transport, cost and disposal. Having gone through the design brief and the product design specification (PDS), the design of a new product will consist of the following concepts.  (more…)

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Rack Panels for Your Server Units

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Have you ever sat back looking at equipment that has fallen apart thinking that you can design it better? With a rack panel bulk or single order, you will be able to do an upgrade of your space as panels give you the capacity to upgrade any design in your home or office.

Upgrade Your Space with Panels

When what you need is unique panel layouts and model upgrades for custom made engineered enclosures, a rack panel is what you need. When you remodel the console of your car to for the inclusion of a nitrous oxide tank or doing an upgrade on the computer silos mounted on a rack by adding USB inputs on, a front panel design makes these tasks easier to build and produce a great looking finished product. You can create ideal enclosures or panels with the use of free online computer model applications that offer design programs that are state of the art with the use of a computer. Step by step guides for well-designed enclosures and panels are available for you to build your customized device. Whether you are building a complex panel with bevels, an aftermath panel for a boat switch or customized outputs and inputs, available programs you can follow yourself can help you accomplish these tasks. (more…)

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Fibre Optics Advanced Lasers – New trends

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 8:44 am

The new advances in technology lead the trends in online business. Such is the case of laser cut pieces that bend technology and art. This trend has permeated home and industrial design, as well as the fashion world.

What began with perforated metal’s conservative use has developed to encompass many new applications, with designs cut into a wide range of materials, including metals as well as timber as well. The interest in laser processing systems is growing due to new developments in materials and improvements in technology. For this reason more applications are coming within the market.

Advanced technology means fibre optics enhanced lasers can quickly cut thicker aluminium or almost any kind of material. Designers as well as entrepreneurs are realising today that their only restriction is their own imagination. They are rushing to adopt this new technology and many laser cutting in UK companies have come to embrace the trend and have been launched in the market in the past couple of years. The increasingly popularity of the new designs has made this small business sector to grow fast. (more…)

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An In-Depth Look at Pallet Trucks

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm

A pallet truck, also known as a pallet pump, is a routine tool in any warehouse or manufacturing operation, that regularly involves lifting and moving high volumes of goods in what is sometimes a difficult environment. They make the movement of heavy objects from one location to another easier and faster. The pallet jack is always manoeuvring in restricted spaces which means that its design should enable it do this without compromising on its performance. It should also be able to deliver power on demand and offer controlled operative performance. The tool is built with blades that slide under the pallet then gently rise with use of a hydraulic motor to allow movement. The goods moved using the machine are often packed in a pallet as a pallet is standardised and can easily be carried using the machine. (more…)

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Aluminium Panels – The Preferred Choice for Control Systems

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:21 am

Aluminium panels continue to be the most preferred material for use in control systems and a wide range of other devices. Manufacturers of these panels are well aware of the fact that the requirements of different persona vary considerably and so they are machined in a way that suits the specific needs of every client. The aluminium panel’s offer well designed enclosures that work well for display and control purposes. The varied user friendly products can be assembled as well as dissembled in the front control panel. It’s also possible for the control panels to be equipped with excellent membranes in order to guarantee that it is able to operate well.

High level of scratch and solvent resistance has endeared panels made from aluminium to those who want to use them for control purposes. The technology used to manufacture the panels is the best and there are various thickness levels which users can choose from. Other than the small sized, you can still be able to choose one that measures 2m by 1m. During the manufacture stage, the skilled team of manufacturers ensures that the metal is properly dyed. This makes it easier to place your prints, logos, legends and texts 20 microns below the surface of the panel. (more…)

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Fibre Lasers – How Do They Work

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Fibre lasers are unlike any other cutting machine and that’s because they use a laser to target an area of metal and melt it, while gas is then used to drive away the molten metal. This machine is suited to metallic materials and that’s because it needs to conduct heat, which is easy to do with aluminium and stainless steel.

These machines are not the most expensive on the market but they’re certainly not the cheapest, and some of the large industrial pipe cutting fibre laser machines are high end and extremely high in price. They’re an innovative invention and they do not require a great deal of maintenance either. This is because optical adjustments do not need to be made and there are no lights that need replacing.

You have to be skilled to use this type of machine though, and it’s certainly one that’s built for the engineering and industrial sectors. It definately takes a lot to break through metal accurately, but these machines will easily cut through hefty chunks.

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Selective Laser Sintering

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Many people are aware of the benefits of 3D printing, but another modern manufacturing process that’s often overlooked is selective laser sintering. This is basically a manufacturing process involving high power lasers, which shape a particular material to a detailed shape, or perhaps an instrumental manufacturing part.

It basically works like a robot woodcarver, expert it can be used to shape a wide range of materials, and it can do the job extremely quickly and easy Its simply a case of putting the material in position, uploading a design to the system and pressing ‘start’.

Selective Laser Sintering can speed up manufacturing processes and it essentially means there is less need for traditional tooling, which can also reduce costs in a workplace.

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How Fascia Panels work

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Control panels are very beneficial especially in making operations easier when controlling switch boards. The type of control panels that you choose however determines the layout of your power switch and how effective it will be. Fascia panels create the best layout compared to coloured tapes or painted Masonite panels. Masonite panels are usually not very sophisticated besides such panels are mostly printed on normal paper. Lamination however makes them stiffer and provides extra protection something that can also be achieved with fascia panels.

Setting up the Panels

Fascia panels are trimmed and laminated with one-eighth of a transparent laminate material. To prevent the plastic from peeling from the paper, you can choose panels that are solidly laminated along the edges. To join the graphics, the panels are glued to the fascia using Foam Tack glue and behind the panel, different types of sceneries can be used. The most common is however Woodland Scenic. The glue is usually spread thinly on the graphics and then carefully positioned on to the fascia. Using wallpaper roller, the panel is made to stick all round. To make sure that that it is flat, the edges of the control panel are taped.

Installing the Panels

To fix the fascia panels to the power switchboard, holes are drilled on the panels at certain space intervals. Nuts are then used to hold the panel in place. The nuts should hold the panels firmly and to make this effective, they should be drilled and cleaned properly with a round file. This procedure should however be undertaken when the glue has dried and stuck to the panel firmly. The holes should not be oversize and when filing them they should not be enlarged. Filing should always be done carefully to end up with a hole of the right size. Most importantly, the edges of the hole should be cleaned to get rid of sticking parts. After this the power switch buttons can then be launched on the fascia panels.

After the entire process of setting up the control panels to the power switch board, the next task now is to colour-code the buttons to make operations easy. You can assign different commands for red buttons, green buttons or black buttons. Though these are the main colours used in power switch control boards, you can choose other types of colours such as yellow or blue. To operate the switch board using the fascia panels, you will have a switch 8 and an NCE Mini Panel at your disposal. This makes switch control easier as opposed to using latching relays or diode matrix that is so complex.

Note that this is best way of making fascia control panels. This is because this simple method works perfectly on curved fascias and most importantly with most panels. Simply put, the panel below the switch board is similar to the one above it since they are wired in parallel. This makes switch control operations much easier to access.


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Sandblasting Machines

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Sandblasting machines can be extremely useful for various manufacturing purposes, especially for big bulky metallic products. Cars are often sandblasted when they’re built, and it ensures that they are ready to be painted.

Sandblasting will remove any rust so it’s often an important tool in terms of restoring vehicles and heavy metals. You can also sandblast glass for a different effect. For example many windows are sandblasted to offer an obscured look, while this is often the case with skylights and rooflights.

Household items such as cabinets and wardrobes can also be sandblasters and it’s essentially a quick way to get the right sort of finish for a product. When a sandblasting machine has done its job, it’s usually a case of adding the finishing touches, such as paint, or a glaze, so sandblasting is a process that should never be ignored or forgotten.

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Best petroleum cutting systems available for you

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Petrogen cutting systems are high quality technologies used by professionals such as soldiers and engineers to cut through steel. They are also very useful to rescue and search teams in tackling the most difficult obstacles that require steel cutting systems . They have a wide range of applications because they are available in interchangeable designs . This means that petrogen parts are usable in any tip ,torch or tank configuration. Petrogen cutting systems are therefore designed to meet all your steel cutting requirements. They easily adopt to your everchanging needs due to their versatilty.

Advantages of Petrogen Cutting Systems

– They are easily portable due to their smaller fuel tank and lighter fuel;
-They use standard gasoline which is readily available in most places;
– They have high safety levels because their fuel lines have no vapour and therefore there are limited chances of fuel line back flash ;
– They are more economic because they use gasoline instead of acytelene which is more expensive;
-They have high performance levels because oxy- gasoline flame cuts faster ,more precise and has no residual slag;
– They are more friendly to the environment because gasolene flame is highly oxidising and therefore airborne contamination is minimised.

In view of the many clear advantages of petrogen cutting systems, they should be your steel cutting technologies of choice

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