New Material – NGS Honeycomb Structure

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New Material from NGS Products

NGS have developed a proprietary metal structure that has a unique range of properties. While this is not a material as such but is rather a composite metal structure, we will refer to it as a material for the purpose of this post. The ‘material’ consists of a honeycomb matrix structure that is surrounded by a rigid frame. The materials incorporated into the matrix and frame can be selected according to the requirements for the application…. Read More



3M Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.025 per share for the fourth quarter of 2015, payable Dec. 12, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 20, 2015. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 99 years.

As of Sept. 30, 2015, 3M had 615,712,937 common shares outstanding and 85,293 shareholders of record.

About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.


SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Nov. 3, 2015)—Element Six, a leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials and member of The De Beers Group of Companies, will be presenting a paper at the 20th Anniversary of the Institute of Photonics: A Celebration of Photonics on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Andrew Bennett, principal research scientist at Element Six, will present “Engineering Diamond for New Laser Applications.” As one of the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies coordinated activities, the 20th Anniversary of the Institute of Photonics, will feature world-leading experts presenting across a wide range of photonics research including diamond photonics, visible light communications, gallium nitride based lighting and optogenics. The event will be held at the Technology and Innovation Center of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.


Session Title: “Engineering Diamond for New Laser Applications”

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 4; 11:30 a.m. WET

Location: Room G1 1RD


As presented by Andrew Bennett, “Engineering Diamond for New Laser Applications,” will discuss the emerging applications of diamond in laser systems. He will review how high purity, microwave assisted chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes combine the properties of diamond to enable new applications. Bennett will also address recent progress achieved in partnership with the Institute of Photonics at Strathclyde and other development partners.


If you’re interested in speaking with Bennett at the conference to discuss the presentation or learn about the many extreme properties that make diamond an exceptional material for a multitude of applications, please contact Havas Formula at e6@formulapr.comto coordinate a meeting.


About Element Six

Element Six is a synthetic diamond supermaterials company. Element Six is a member of The De Beers Group of Companies, its majority shareholder. Element Six designs, develops and produces synthetic diamond supermaterials, and operates worldwide with its head office registered in Luxembourg, and primary manufacturing facilities in China, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, U.S. and the U.K.


Element Six supermaterial solutions are used in applications such as cutting, grinding, drilling, shearing and polishing, while the extreme properties of synthetic diamond beyond hardness are already opening up new applications in a wide array of industries such as optics, power transmission, water treatment, semiconductors and sensors.

FIPA presents: New oval vacuum cups for sheet metal handling applications

FIPA presents:
New oval vacuum cups for sheet metal handling applications
FIPA GmbH ( is expanding its portfolio of solutions with an all-new line of oval vacuum cups for handling sheet metal. “We now offer a wide range of vacuum cups for handling sheet metal,” says Rainer Mehrer, CEO of FIPA.
High demands are placed on vacuum cups by the sheet metal and metal processing industries. Pre-requisites for handling oily sheets safely include a long service life thanks to excellent resistance to wear combined with a high holding strength, slip resistance and absence of silicone and PWIS (paint-wetting impairment substances).
All FIPA vacuum cups for sheet metal handling satisfy these requirements and offer unbeatable quality at competitive prices. FIPA now offers a complete range of vacuum cups in various designs for the automated manufacture and handling of sheet metal in the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering and sheet metal and metal processing industries.The new oval vacuum cups allow dynamic handling of oblong or cylindrical workpieces in tight spaces. Compared to round vacuum cups of the same width, they develop a considerably higher suction strength. Anti-slip supporting ribs ensure a high degree of slip resistance and a good absorption of transverse forces, even for oily sheets. The supporting ribs prevent the deformation of thin sheets, as required for example for car bodies. With the help of the flexible sealing lip, the oval vacuum cup can also attach to convex surfaces without leaking.
Thanks to the geometry of the pleats, oval vacuum cups with bellows allow the handling of three-dimensional sheets and ensure good buffering when positioning the vacuum cup.
FIPA presents its innovative range of vacuum technology, End-of-Arm-Tooling and lifting technology for handling oily and dry sheets at the Blechexpo in Stuttgart, Booth No. 1207, Hall 1.

We look forward to your visit!

Sincerely yoursJennifer Gerdhenrichs
Manager International
Marketing Communication

Sandvik: Interim Report Third Quarter 2015

Sanvik Interim Report Third Quarter 2015

Third Quarter 2015

Continuing operations

  • Order intake 19,726 million SEK
  • Invoiced sales 20,745 million SEK
  • Operating profit 2,325 million SEK
  • Operating margin 11.2%
  • Profit after financial items 1,871 million SEK
  • Earnings per share 1.01 SEK

Discontinued operations

  • Order intake 466 million SEK
  • Invoiced sales 1,347 million SEK
  • Operating profit -1,004 million SEK
  • Adjusted operating profit -6 million SEK

Group Total

  • Order intake 20,192 million SEK
  • Invoiced sales 22,092 million SEK
  • Operating profit 1,321 million SEK
  • Adjusted operating profit 2,319 million SEK
  • Earnings per share 0.20 SEK

Additional information may be obtained from Sandvik Investor Relations,

tel +46 8 456 14 94 (Ann-Sofie Nordh), +46 8 456 12 30 (Oskar Lindberg),

+46 8 456 11 94 (Anna Vilogorac) or e-mailing

A presentation and teleconference will be held on 23 October 2015 at 11:00 CET. Information is available at

Stockholm, 23 October 2015

Sandvik Aktiebolag (publ)

Mats Backman

Acting President and CEO

Sandvik discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act. The information is submitted for publication on 23 October 2015 at 08:00 CET.


Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. In 2014, the Group had about 47,000 employees and sales of about 89 billion SEK in more than 150 countries.

Growth in the Irish Construction Industry

According to the CSO there has been a 5.5% increase in output in the Irish construction industry. The volume of output has been highest in the residential construction industry (see CSO).

People are looking to upgrade their homes, put on new extensions and even building new homes again.

John Galvin

John Galvin and his team at Limerick Building Services are seeing renewed interest in residential building in Mid-West of Ireland in the last six months.

As the jobs market is improving in the Mid-West, and the banks are lending again, the construction industry is benefiting from the uplift in the economy. However, the CIF has highlighted that construction activity was 7.5% of GNP in 2014 but should be at 11 or 12%.  Further availability of cash could really help to drive the sector to where it should be.

About Limerick Building Services

Limerick Building Services is a building company based in the Mid-West and servicing all of Ireland but primarily the Mid-West.


John Galvin

Limerick Building Services

tel: 087-0556154