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Biomimicry: Back to nature?

Gemma McGeough and David Stanier of intellectual property firm Withers & Rogers look at the increasing number of designs taking their inspiration from nature.

AR builds a better reality

Augmented reality is a relatively new technology, but the role it has played in meeting the UK’s Ventilator Challenge has proved its value.

Tharsus develops Bump social distancing technology

?Tharsus, one of the UK’s most advanced robotics companies, has announced the development of ‘Bump’ – a new, cutting-edge technology system specifically designed to help keep people safe in the ...

Industry steps up

The crisis facing the globe as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has meant engineers and engineering have been at the forefront of the fight against it. Paul Fanning reports.

Re-imagining design and manufacturing

?Additive manufacturing (AM) has the power to revolutionise both the product development cycle and full end-to-end manufacturing process, resulting in optimised designs, vastly improved lead times ...

Sensors keep things on track

Laser triangulation sensors are being used to measure the lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the rail head in a ground-breaking rail traction technology project.

Portable simulators

Designed to meet demand from chassis and safety engineers, compact simulators are now offering opportunities across multiple departments of OEMs to successfully solve market challenges in a more ...

Motors drive lighting innovation

The use of miniature mechatronic drive motors is supporting the development of the next generation of lighting system and camera platform innovation.

Sensors offer nuclear options

A 2D laser profile sensor is being used by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) in a project to develop a smart robotic grinding/deburring solution for welded ...

Mapping the route to zero emissions

Targets demand that all new cars and vans on the road will be zero emission by 2040. A new report has outlined the challenges and realities of transitioning the UK to electric vehicles.

Fasteners and fixings: A specifier’s guide

Fasteners and fixings are very often either a last-minute consideration or left to the contractor’s discretion. However, when fasteners are correctly specified from the outset, there are huge ...