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Electronics at your fingertips

Engineering design increasingly involves more than one discipline and even the worlds of mechanical and electronic design increasingly have to be tackled by a single engineer. Tim Fryer investigates ...

Suits design in motion

Some clever design in sensor technology has developed a tool with interesting possibilities for design engineers, particularly those whose designs cater for human movement. Tim Fryer reports

Natural solutions

When nature and engineering collide, the results can be astounding. Tim Fryer found out more about Festo's Inspired by Nature concept products.

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

The quiet revolution

The 3D printer has emerged as the saviour for all those experiencing prototyping problems – right? Not necessarily according to John Tumelty, who argues that other options are sometimes better suited.

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 ...

An object lesson in building a BIM capability

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an intelligent model-based process that provides insight to help users to plan, design, construct and manage building and infrastructure. According to the ...

Siemens PLM helps Red Bull Racing go full throttle

It is difficult to think back to the days when reams of paper drawings consumed rooms, along with jumbled test results and random design concepts on loose sheets of paper. Even with impressive ...

ANSYS and Spaceclaim: a greater whole?

The biggest news of late in the design software sphere was when simulation giant ANSYS announced its acquisition of direct modelling leader SpaceClaim in a deal valued at $85million.

The crossover between ECAD and MCAD

At an industry event earlier this year, the speaker asked all those in the room who were mechanical engineers to raise their hands. A sea of arms shot skyward. He next asked only those who were ...

View from the top: At your service

How does a software reseller differentiate itself? Service, service and service, as Phil Read of Man & Machine tells Paul Fanning.

View from the top: A new dimension

Paul Fanning talks to Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS Components, about the company's latest moves and innovations.

View from the top: Set the standards with CAE

Ken Christie, director of EPLAN UK, explains how the latest computer aided engineering (CAE) solutions are being used to offer quality assurance for end customers and gain a clear competitive ...

Software brings 3D design to every engineer

DesignSpark Mechanical, the new 3D design software from RS Components and Allied Electronics, is ideal for engineering and conceptual design, bringing the advantages of 3D design to every engineer ...

Simulator interrogates car design

Cruden, the world-leading motion simulator company, has supplied Jaguar Land Rover with a 6-DOF (full-motion) simulator to be used as a virtual engineering tool by multiple design teams at the ...