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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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 ...


Compact and reliable motor encoder technology

With AC motors now dominant in a wide range of industrial applications, there is increasing demand for more reliable methods of monitoring motor shaft speed, position and direction that is not only ...


Modern twist to ancient technology

In an industry as mature as freight delivery, disruptive innovation is a rare thing. Tom Austin-Morgan talked to the scientist looking to an ancient form of technology that could provide a greener ...


In pursuit of perfect balance

Back in last year’s November issue of Eureka, Roy Gandy, one of the founders of Rega, shared with Eureka! his positive views on the capability and ‘can do’ attitude that has emerged in the supply ...


The business of apprenticeships

As the skills gap seems to widen, we look at why one of the UK’s leading engineering firms is taking things in to its own hands, and in doing so says it is safeguarding its future.


Following the footsteps... automatically!

When celebrating the past, why not challenge the future? That is the forward looking stance being taken in Plymouth as the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers voyage approaches.


Are robots going soft?

Using robotics systems has helped many patients relearn muscular movements or rebuild strength. But using the 'soft' materials could improve outcomes further. Tim Fryer looked into the ongoing ...


Best mates in interconnected world

Any platform that has an automatic annual upgrade can suffer from the perception that small steps have been taken in its evolutionary path - there is no big platform name change to signify more ...



Simply integrating added value

Thanks to a variety of development platforms and widespread support, there is no stopping the expansion of the PROFINET equipment portfolio with integrated value-added functions. Mark Freeman ...


Obsolescence management: a game of risk

With product lifecycles reducing all the time, having a strong obsolescence management system in place is essential. Tom Austin-Morgan spoke to the man who literally wrote the book on the subject.



Valves provide vital link

As cycling continues to gain popularity, cyclists are demanding more from their bikes. Every component comes under scrutiny when looking to engineer a better bike – and the chain is no different.