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Smart electronic ski bindings

04 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Electronic ski bindings have been developed which aim to give skiers the winning edge when it comes to speed in cross-country trials.

The bindings, which have been developed by Rottefella in partnership with Semcon in Norway, can change position on the go controlled via a remote control in the pole. They can be moved forwards for a better grip and backwards for a faster glide

Largest individual contract for Zircotec

04 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Heat management specialist Zircotec has secured its largest ever single contract, to supply an ultra-durable ceramic coating for the exhaust tail pipes of a premium European supercar.

The £1m contract is for Zircotec’s Ultimate Range which will be used to protect nearby carbon fibre components from heat whilst providing a long lasting cosmetic finish that has been developed to suit vehicle styling requirements.

Rubber-like polymer for 3D printing

03 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

3D printing and plastic CNC machining firm, Industrial Plastics Fabrication Ltd, has added the rubber-like Agilius30 polymer to its portfolio of advanced 3D print materials.

Agilus30 is one of the latest generations of materials from Stratasys which can be used to create 3D printed parts that offer realistic rubber-like qualities of flexibility and durability.

Spring expert expands and relocates

03 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

A Yorkshire based spring manufacturer and supplier is expanding and relocating to a new purpose built facility in Huddersfield.

European Springs & Pressings Ltd is relocating as a direct result of significant expansion over the past decade, in order to increase capacity even further and capitalise in on the efficiency of better transportation links.

IoT and hardware opportunities

01 Apr 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Not so long ago the Internet of Things (IoT) was a concept that was confined to sci-fi and children’s ideas about what the future would look like, writes Phil Simmonds, group managing director, EC Electronics.

Now it has become the fastest technology growth market, with Bain and Company predicting that by 2020 annual revenues could exceed $450 billion for the IoT vendors selling hardware and software.