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Making the difference

From lightweighting and strengthening a VW bus to putting a paraplegic mountain biking champion back in the saddle, generative design is seeing significant real-world applications.


Collaboration is the key

Competitive advantage has always been the driver of business. However, BuroHappold Engineering’s global design & technology director, Neil Billett, says proprietary software is actually harming ...











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 ...


What’s new in Creo 5.0

PTC has been providing CAD products ever since Pro/ENGINEER in 1987, shortly after the company was founded. It is now releasing its latest suite of CAD apps in the form of Creo 5.0. Tom Austin-Morgan ...







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.