SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule
By helping to maintain cryogenic temperatures as low as -95°C, edge welded metal Bellows, have become a trusted, reliable solution for NASA cryogenic temperature chambers. NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) mission lifted off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral air force station in Florida...
Monday 6th July 2020
Metal Bellows - Key enabling technology for a wide range of engineering applications
The versatile metal bellows play an essential role in controlling pressure, vacuum and motion, in a broad array of machine components and assemblies across numerous industry sectors. The process begins with a piece of aluminium stock or bar. Next the internal geometry of the electroform is machined into the aluminium to produce a mandrel.
Monday 29th June 2020
Alternative to Wound Springs ?
The versatile machined spring provides superior elastic performance in a wide variety of applications. Machined springs can be designed to specifically address requirements for rate, reactions at desired deflections, combined rates, modal properties, weight, inertial limits, and more.
Monday 8th June 2020
Carbon Fibre Compression Springs
A truly unique product where the excellent performance characteristic of Carbon fibre is utilised in a compression spring format.The Carbon Composite Bellows™ Spring (CCBS) is a system of carbon fibre elements that combine to work as a high performance, light weight and design flexible compression spring.
Thursday 12th March 2020
Diamonds are forever
Challenging linear application using a Diamond formation, self reversing screw that will be used in diamond mining application. A traditional lead screw and nut combination requires the driven screw to change its direction of rotation to enable the nut to return to its original start position.
Thursday 5th December 2019
Spot light on using Gold for Electroforms
Electrodeposited products are formed by machining a precision mandrel to the shape of the desired form (or inside of the bellows) and then depositing the correct thickness of quality metal on to the mandrel. The mandrel is then dissolved away leaving the precision finished product behind.
Friday 14th June 2019