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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Material advantage

Plastics are gaining in popularity, but their properties are still a mystery to many engineers.

Fit for the future

A recent paradigm shift in ceramic technology should make it a more widely used material.

Cleaning up

James Dyson talks about how he would support innovation in the future

Blast from the past

A trawl through the archives of Eureka shows that some developments made it while others are still struggling

Rollers offer built-in protection

A new type of isolator protects against large amplitude vibrations – such as the sort likely to be encountered in earthquakes

Valves spread the net

Plant safety is a crucial factor that must be addressed by the majority of industry

Air on the side of caution

Designers of systems that use compressed air may soon be forced to build their systems more energy efficiently