Technology

The latest technology is at the forefront of engineering design, here you will find articles covering a range of topics such as design software and rapid prototyping.

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Stop the war on plastic

Plastic has a bad reputation. In today’s throwaway society, it is often viewed as the ultimate disposable material, cast aside as either landfill or litter without any thought as to the environmental ...





Exploring and mapping the ocean depths with drones

It’s been said, we know more about deep space than the deep ocean. True or not, a $7 million XPrize has been set up to challenge innovators, engineers and designers from around the world to advance ...













Designing for the digital world

Head in sand time is over - Industry 4.0 is happening and is here to stay. In this article, the first in a series, Tim Fryer spoke to some of the leading automation companies about what Industry 4.0 ...


Rapid motor maker

Theoretically, a customer could design - or at least customise - and order a car, and then come and pick up the completed, built from scratch vehicle 12 hours later. It sounds impossible, but Local ...






Less stress from wind revolution

As far as design of wind turbines is concerned, the market is matured and has settled on a limited range of blade profiles. But a fundamental change in the structure of these blades, developed by a ...


How do you go about forging a path in a new market?

Expanding and diversifying a company beyond its core business, if done right, can reap huge rewards. For example, it allows, among other things, to create new revenue pools, strengthen portfolios, ...