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.

Use the filter on the right to select articles on more specific technology or product areas.


Thriving in post-Brexit Britain

The future holds exciting potential for the manufacturing industry. But what are the things that business leaders need to consider to grow their businesses and succeed in the face of uncertain market ...


Defining autonomous machine vision – A new category

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” These are the words of Buckminster Fuller, an architect, ...



Re-tiling a fusion reactor

The inside of fusion reactors can reach temperatures hotter than the core of the sun. To keep this energy sealed within the reactor the tiles lining it have had to be painstakingly positioned ...



Cybersecurity in design

The risk of cyber attack has the potential to go hand-in-hand with the adoption of Industry 4.0. What is manufacturing doing to combat this threat?










MANTA: Turning the tide?

Despite some false dawns, there remains huge potential for wave power as a source of renewable energy. Paul Fanning finds out more about one of the latest and most innovative systems.



Futureproofing aerospace connectivity

To capitalise on the growing trend of providing reliable connectivity on commercial and military aeroplanes, one global company standardised its entire test division to be more flexible and improve ...


Robotics demands bearing innovations

Robotics and automation are facts of the modern industrial environment. As they become more adaptable and more intuitive, manufacturers are realising their potential to reduce costs, increase ...




Software to shorten development times

At NIWeek 2018 in Austin, National Instruments (NI) announced a suite of products for designing for the ‘megatrends’ of highly-connected and intelligent systems in shorter times and by smaller ...




Scalable controller drives efficiencies

The capacity for greater control of individual components – as well as higher torque and speed control – make a new system a tempting prospect for the automotive sector.