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Up to speed

Ferrari has increased its simulation productivity by 300% after leveraging ANSYS’ next-level, automated meshing capabilities, getting new designs on track in a fraction of the time taken previously.



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 ...


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 ...






Science behind the gold rush

Great Britain had a phenomenally successful Olympic Games in 2012, winning 65 medals (29 golds). It was our most successful Games since London first hosted the event in 1908. But although the home ...


Embracing digital telepathy

The digital twin creates a fully symbiotic relationship between the virtual and the physical across the product’s whole life cycle to bring hidden benefits that engineers never thought existed.


Raising the BAR

If you have the best sailor in the Olympic history, sailing the best boat available, then the long wait for a British victory in the America's Cup will be over. Easier said than done of course


Riding the waves in the wild west

Not many companies admit that they are cowboys in a wild-west industry. But, as Dr Will Bateman admitted, that is where his company Ccell finds itself. It does not mean that the wave energy sector ...





Mathcad in its Prime

Engineering calculation software plays an unglamorous, but vital role in design. Paul Fanning looks at a new version of Mathcad.


Shape searches eliminate duplication

The ability to search by shape could cut parts duplication and save money. Paul Fanning reports on a software package designed to do just that.






Analysis pushes the envelope

Tom Shelley reports on how advanced analysis has turned projects that might otherwise not be feasible into business successes




Seeing is believing

Tom Shelley reports on latest advances in interacting with virtual worlds to design better products.