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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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, ...


Maintec 2017 Preview Eureka

Design engineers attending Maintec 2017 can expect to learn about how Internet of Things-enabled technologies will transform the way that products are made and serviced. MAINTEC 2017 March 21st ...




A day in the life of: an adi Group pre-apprentice

September 2016 saw the launch of the UK’s first engineering pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14 to 16 year olds, designed to revolutionise the future of STEM education in the UK and tackle the ...


Time to engineer fusion energy

There are grey areas between science and engineering, but sometimes the theoretical needs to move to the practical. Such a case is fusion energy, and one British company has a clear development path ...



Get your motor running

Motors are essential components in motion control applications across all industry sectors. Here, Tom Austin-Morgan gives an overview of the latest innovations in motor technology heading in to 2017.






Manufacturing technological transformation in 2017

We are in the middle of a technological revolution that is transforming how goods are manufactured. And this transformation is not just felt on the factory floor. Customers are demanding an ...


Automated actors storm the theatre

The vehicles being tested by the Royal Navy during its recent Unmanned Warrior event may look impressive, intimidating, even bizarre, but what connects them is more notable. Tom Austin-Morgan met ...


Solar Impulse flies into a greener future

There are few genuine visionaries in the engineering world that are really striving to change the world. Ask most people and Elon Musk probably features pretty high up the list developing driverless ...


The Additive Manufacturing Design Guide

Part of the allure of 3D printing is that you can make anything you want. Adding complexity doesn't pose a production problem so your imagination can run wild. The only problem is, that’s not ...