Fibre lasers and their applicability in the modern industry

A fibre laser is a type of laser where active gain media involve optical fibres that come doped with elements such as thulium and erbium. The advantage of using these materials is that they will always provide light amplification without any kind of lasing. Lasers are useful in welding. In addition, they help industrial engineers to fold polymers and metals whose destination placements are complex. In some industries, these materials are good at laser cutting. Recently, markers and engravers are making more use of these technologies in their operations.

The advantages of fibre lasers as compared to their industrial alternatives

Low cost of ownership

This means that the computations of indirect and direct costs of purchase are not over the top. Since applications that use these tools are very high end and ambitious, there is a need to control the increasing costs by having a look at what serves a purpose without having to cost over the top. In addition, the manufacturing sector is always looking at financially sustainable solutions to the problem of the cost of ownership of materials. (more…)

Android Wear Receives Update

Behold Android Wear smartwatch users, Google have announced that users will be able to track their ‘lost’ smartphone down using the software’s next update.

Android Device Manager is appearing on the next update, enabling users to call their smartphone at full volume revealing its location.

“Android Wear connects your phone to your wrist, and together with Android Device Manager, you can make sure it stays that way. To use this new feature, just say, ‘OK, Google. Start. Find my phone’, or select the ‘Find my phone’ option in the Start menu. Your phone will ring at full volume, and you’ll be that much closer to, well, finding your phone.” (Google)

Panasonic Announce Support For Freeview Play

Japanese electronic giants Panasonic have shown their support for Digital Tuner company Freeview and announced that they will be including Freeview Play with their Viera TV sets in the near future.

“We believe that Freeview Play will put viewers back in control and we’re delighted that Panasonic is our first TV launch partner,” said Freeview managing director Guy North. Freeview Play will be integrated into a number of TVs in the new Viera range, giving people the freedom to choose across a range of price points. We look forward to welcoming more products from other partners later this year.”

What is Freeview Play, you ask? A TV set with Freeview Play will enable viewers to watch content from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 without launching each individual app, as all the content will be joined together.

Some Facts about Rotary Screw Compressors

The rotary screw compressor falls under the category of positive displacement compressors. These pumps work by applying increasing cavity in the suction side and a decreasing cavity on the discharge side of the hose. The gas trapped inside the positive displacement machine is normally of fixed volume and it is often displaced into the discharge manifold.

The two most common compressors used today include the reciprocating piston and the rotary screw. Unlike the reciprocating piston which is heavy and uses valves, the rotary screw compressor does not use valves and is much lighter in weight. Moreover, the rotary screw is pulsation free allowing the user to save in maintaining the design efficiency of the compressor over a longer operational time because the rotors never come in contact with each other.  (more…)

The Process Of Manufacturing A Camera

Have you ever wondered a camera is manufactured? Well you’ve clicked onto the right page, as we will teach you below!

Mass production of a camera begins with the casing for the camera being created. Usually a durable polycarbonate plastic, the casing is produced by a process called injection molding. A mold is then filled with a liquid equivalent of the material, which is then heated till it hardens. This case now serves as the base for the rest of the camera components.

The shutter is then assembled, which is constructed using brand specific materials. A viewfinder is next in the production process, which composed of glass and/or plastic. A reflective mirror is added, which helps increase light for the photographer.

After these parts are done, the LCD screen is added to the body and the process is complete.