Rotary Controls Bring Revolution in Size and Robustness to Servo Valves

Rotary Controls Bring Revolution in Size and Robustness to Servo Valves

By harnessing the power of additive manufacturing and other 21st-century technologies, Domin has taken a largely common design (the linear servo valve) and has created a unique interpretation that squeezes out every possible drop of performance. We then took the manual for a ‘traditional’ hydraulic servo valve and threw it out the window. Domin’s new […]

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How Weight Affects Hydraulic Performance, Cost and Energy Savings

How Weight Affects Hydraulic Performance, Cost and Energy Savings

As the lockdown lifestyle has taken its toll on many of our waistlines, now is the perfect time to contemplate whether the hydraulics industry is overweight. Is hydraulics the equivalent of a tired, middle-aged man, struggling to accept that the world has moved on without him? Considering industries such as Aerospace and Robotics rely heavily on hydraulics, why […]

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Additive Manufacturing Fatigue Strength Quality Control

Additive Manufacturing Fatigue Strength Quality Control

Delivering Reliability in Additive Manufacturing In 2019 Domin became the first company in the world to sell an off the shelf product manufactured using metal Additive Manufacturing (AM). Being the first meant having to solve problems without accepted solutions. One of the core challenges with adopting any new production process is the controls required to […]

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Additive Manufacturing : Fluid Power – Evolution or Revolution?

Additive Manufacturing : Fluid Power – Evolution or Revolution?

The Fluid Power sector is quickly picking up and running with metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) seeing its obvious potential benefits to size, weight and design freedom. However, is the industry missing the more important benefit of a holistic redesign revolution? Metal AM gives you unrivalled design freedom, not complete design freedom, but unrivalled nonetheless. With this new […]

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Additive Manufacturing – Computational Fluid Dynamics

Additive Manufacturing – Computational Fluid Dynamics

When designing new products, engineers must validate their decisions based on evidence they can gather around them (see article The Skill is in the Engineer). There comes a point in the design process where a decision must be made on which concept is worth developing, be it for economic, performance or aesthetic reasons. Before the digital […]

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Additive Manufacturing – The Skill is in the Engineer

Additive Manufacturing – The Skill is in the Engineer

Designing a high-performance engineered product typically requires a multidisciplinary approach to design. Managing the design of a mechanical product is a highly complex task. It requires gathering and understanding significant amounts of data and making decisions with that data. In order to make the best decision, the engineers must understand the impact each change/decision has […]

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Metal Additive Manufacturing – Is This the End of Different Fluid Power Products for Different Markets?

Metal Additive Manufacturing – Is This the End of Different Fluid Power Products for Different Markets?

Traditionally the fluid power industry has separated products into different markets such as Aerospace and Industrial, developing products that are optimal for the functional requirements of the respective markets. There are many common requirements such as performance, efficiency and reliability. However, there is a significant difference in the value of weight within markets. In basic […]

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Additive Manufacturing – High Torque Pump

Additive Manufacturing – High Torque Pump

Domin were set the project brief of designing and testing a lightweight, high power density and high torque fixed displacement pump. The specification demanded a highly efficient, low speed (4,000 rpm) and high torque positive displacement pump. Domin were awarded an Innovate UK funded smart project to prove the concept and went back to first […]

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Primary Flight Control

Primary Flight Control

Domin Fluid Power set out to design, manufacture and test the concept of a light, low cost and efficient integrated dual hydraulic valve control module within a helicopter’s primary flight control. Domin designed an in-line tandem jack primary flight control actuator with an integral jam redundant hydraulic control valve with quadruplex electrical and duplex hydraulic […]

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