Why fast-charging reduces lithium-ion batteries’ output

  Lithium-ion batteries are seen as a solution for energy storage of the future and have become indispensible, especially in electromobility. Their key advantage is that they are able to store large amounts of energy but are still comparatively light and compact. Lithium-ion batteries however can develop a major problem during charging and that is […]

Protecting linear positioning sensors in harsh environments

  All industrial manufacturing, ranging from refining raw materials to plastic bottles to aerospace vehicles, is driven by a balance of economics and performance. Companies that can increase the performance of their operations and products without unrealistic costs can create a true value differentiation from their competitors and drive innovation in the industry. One of […]

Students do the Telkom Centres of Excellence proud

  After the plenaries and vendors speaking about how they will solve the future of telecommunications,  the real Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC)  started with presentations of papers and work in progress at the Telkom Centres of Excellence (CoEs).  Not that the plenaries are unimportant –  they are, as it is that section […]

3D printing: fast becoming a technology of note

  3D printing will reach a tipping point over the next three years as the market for relatively low-cost 3D printing devices continues to grow rapidly and industrial use expands significantly. New industrial, biomedical and consumer applications will continue to demonstrate that 3D printing is a real, viable and cost-effective means to reduce costs through […]