Mechanical Design/ CAD Software

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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 ...









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 ...






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 ...






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 ...



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 ...