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Using drones to conduct landscape surveys

Having worked closely with farming professionals and utility firms, Circumspectis founder Christian Deas spotted a gap in the market to improve the accuracy, cost and speed of landscape site surveys ...



Simulation tools are no longer just for experts

Why are so many late design changes still happening on relatively simple products and projects? While manufacturers are striving for a ‘Right first Time’ production philosophy, design engineers seem ...


Attainable virtual reality for all

Though it has been used for over 25 years, virtual reality still seems unattainable to many design engineers. Here, Mike Leach takes the guesswork and fear out of the emerging technology.










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 ...



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 ...


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 ...




Built for battle - Robot Wars' revamped House Robots

The return of Robot Wars to our screens this summer had completely re-engineered house robots, which were needed to keep up with the competition. Justin Cunningham finds out how the technology has ...


Innovation in another dimension

The Engineering Design Show caters for all aspects of engineering design under one roof in an easy to navigate, dynamic environment. The workshops and conferences will feature inspirational speakers ...


Laid back approach to aerodynamic drive

Designing a sports car starts with making it look good. Or does it? Elemental started with aerodynamics and it resulted in a fundamental shift in the driving position. Tim Fryer reports


Right platform for every train

Successive Governments have seen the virtues of having a competent rail system and have invested accordingly. Such investments might not appear evident to the Leader of the Opposition, who failed to ...