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Rise of the cobots

The emergence of collaborative robotics has revolutionised the robotics market, increasing the presence of robots on the shopfloor – and the technology is developing fast.


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.



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 ...





The future of Ford

Ford recently opened its design facility in Cologne to showcase some of its latest projects and innovations that include inventive storage solutions, human-centric and virtual design and even knitted ...


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.



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 ...