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Opinions and viewpoints from across the industrial spectrum, raising key issues of relevance to the engineering design community.


An Industrial Renaissance

Speaking at the group’s Solidworks World Event in Dallas, Texas, Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of Dassault Systemes’ CEO Solidworks harked back to the 15th century and the invention of the printing press. He ...


More robots, more problems

Relax; count backwards from ten, the robot will see you now; these are hardly the reassuring words you need to hear while in the operating theatre. The surge in surgical robots is coming, but with ...


The changing face of design and research

The relationship between design and research is changing. From Bell Labs onward, in-house corporate research was once a major method for companies to invest in creating long-term value. But that ...


Time to start getting over Brexit?

Times are changing for the UK and its place in manufacturing, globally. Whilst the politicians still have yet to agree a set source and it is unclear what the exact nature and repercussions of Brexit ...



The benefits of UV curing in 3D modelling

Design teams test the aerodynamics of a Formula 1 car by putting a prototype in a wind tunnel. Using a full-size model in the testing process can be expensive and time-consuming, so development ...


To CNC or not to CNC?

The capabilities of 3D printers are growing, and engineers are now using the equipment to print food, houses and even human organs. In industry, both 3D printing and CNC machining allow manufacturers ...


Mobility-shaped careers

Transport needs to be – and, realistically, can be – re-modelled around the potential of intelligent mobility technologies into a new ecosystem: a host of options for transportation made available as ...


3D printing the future of aircraft

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is not a new concept. First conceived in the late 1980s, it’s only in recent years that it has taken flight. Additive manufacturing is used in daily life, but ...


Investing Time

In the February issue of Eureka, there is a feature detailing the work of the Productiv Group in Coventry in helping technology developers take their ideas from the drawing board to production. This ...



Bloodhound's back

Upon reading his own obituary, Mark Twain famously once said that reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated. Well, the Bloodhound project would now be justified to say something similar.



5 product design trends to keep an eye on in 2019

Rapid advances in technology mean that the people behind the scenes need to make sure that the practices they engage in are keeping up. Individuals who focus on product design need to be sure that ...




Ready Engineer One

The computer games generation was always a refence to teenagers… well it was in the ‘80s and '90s (to save you looking it up, the ZX Spectrum was first launched in the UK in 1982). It’s no surprise ...




Laudable ambition

A sense of sad inevitability greeted the announcement on December 7 that the Bloodhound Project, which started life 10 years ago, had finally been axed.


Cyber-security in the emerging digital world

It seems a long time ago now since various malware attacks on the operational layer changed the security landscape and highlighted vulnerabilities in the de-facto automation architecture. However, as ...


A fading dream

The news that Bloodhound Programme Ltd has entered administration will have saddened – but perhaps not surprised – many of us who have followed the project over the years.


Cutting complexity at the edge

The edge is top-of-mind for many IT and OT professionals across a wide range of industries and sectors. This interest is driven by the need to use data more effectively to maintain operations, ...


Winning spirit

On October 4, the annual British Engineering Excellence Awards luncheon took place in London. As ever, it provided a heartening insight into the world class innovation and invention that exists in ...