Whitepapers

The latest whitepapers from the fast-moving world of engineering design, including the latest innovations, applications and research information.





IoT security guide whitepaper

Everyone knows that security is critical for IoT (Internet of Things) devices but how much is needed for various types of devices? Obviously control systems in a nuclear reactor need a higher level ...



Model-driven innovation in machine design

Many engineering organisations face major challenges when designing and delivering new products that are dynamic in nature. One of the most significant of these is the discovery of key, often basic, ...


Boosting designs to a new level of accuracy

Analogue design traditionally uses a bottom up design methodology. This approach can result in costly extra effort if system integration issues are found late in the design cycle.


What is the cost of automation downtime?

Unexpected production stoppages are increasingly unacceptable in modern manufacturing environments, especially the food industry where lost output, penalty clauses and upset customers are just some ...


Suckers for efficiency

Robotic end-effectors are a hotbed for innovation in pick and place lines right now, and attached to each is a powerful vacuum system that delivers the suction required to move products in an ...


3D opportunity for end-use products

Additive manufacturing (AM), more popularly known as 3D printing, describes a group of technologies used to produce objects through the addition rather than the removal of material. AM was first used ...


How efficient are your motors really?

Around the world, legislation relating to electric motor efficiency is tightening in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions and damage to the environment. However, far less attention is paid to some ...



Air preparation can improve machine productivity

Efficient air preparation creates ideal operating conditions for continuously operating pneumatic units like cylinders or semi-rotary drives, and improves machine productivity. In this whitepaper, ...








How 3D Printing Works

"This 15-page PDF is simply one of the best overviews of how a company's technology works that I have read. This is a straightforward account of Z Corporation''s technology that begins at the very ...





Seven Things You Must Know Before Buying a 3D Scanner

With so many 3D scanners on the market, it's tough to choose the right scanner for your needs. Enter industry experts T.A. Grimm Associates, authors of the whitepaper entitled "3D Scanners: Selection ...