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3D printing is making waves in all areas of human life - including health and medicine

3D printing the body parts of the future, today

With the medical tech market rapidly growing, here we explore the ways in which additive manufacturing can be used to help improve the lives of patients. From 3D printing personalised artificial joints through to complex prostheses and implants, how is the medical tech market evolving?

Robots are becoming increasingly prevalent in wider society

The new robot reality: Eight things robots are not

Remember Rosie the robot? She was the cleaner in the 1960’s cartoon, The Jetsons. Next came the robot in ‘Lost in Space’ who could display human emotions and even played the guitar. In the 1980s, robots were introduced in the manufacturing environment to paint cars, spot weld and even dispense parts on the assembly line.

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The connected car is an area of intense focus for auto manufacturers today

A personal connected car experience: an opportunity for monetisation?

Understanding the social and technological demographics of the connected car ecosystem is key for creating a personalised driving experience of the future.

Software-defined networking (SDN) is designed to keep the network agile and flexible

Are service providers ready for SDN?

As network infrastructures come under more pressure than ever before, is SDN the answer? Kevin Challen, Vice-President of Communications at Cyient, explains how it could revolutionize the networks of the future.

The time is now for sports teams to combat the negative effects of climate change

Sports teams vs climate change

Roy Bedlow, CEO and co-founder of renewable energy investment company, Low Carbon, discusses the post-COP21 landscape and how sports organisations can do more to mitigate the negative effects of climate change.

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  • Centres of excellence explained

    The term Centre of Excellence (CoE) is becoming a popular way of focusing attention in many organisations, but what exactly is a CoE? How can it be incorporated into an organisational structure? And, is it just another ‘excellence’ fad? Kerrine Bryan and Ian Herbert answer some typical questions.

  • Powerline versus WiFi - the pros and cons

    Comparing two wireless solutions and examining their relative merits in a home networking environment.

  • 3D printing the body parts of the future, today

    With the medical tech market rapidly growing, here we explore the ways in which additive manufacturing can be used to help improve the lives of patients. From 3D printing personalised artificial joints through to complex prostheses and implants, how is the medical tech market evolving?

  • The new robot reality: Eight things robots are not

    Remember Rosie the robot? She was the cleaner in the 1960’s cartoon, The Jetsons. Next came the robot in ‘Lost in Space’ who could display human emotions and even played the guitar. In the 1980s, robots were introduced in the manufacturing environment to paint cars, spot weld and even dispense parts on the assembly line.

  • Deploying predictive maintenance solutions in rail operations

    At a time when rail delays, disruptions and the rising cost of travel are rarely out of the press, pressure is understandably mounting on UK rail operators to improve the quality of service for commuters. As the recent bout of bad weather across the UK highlighted, rail travel is still frequently disrupted by signalling problems, broken-down trains and congestion.

  • How to use finite element analysis to optimize product design

    Design optimization is a process that attempts to determine the best possible design for a specific goal.  This is often a daunting task when you consider the number of design variations that are possible in any given situation. Changes in physical dimensions, loading, and material properties can all affect the performance of a design.  

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  • Spitfire enters the digital age

    3D digital scanning specialist Physical Digital has captured the very essence of the last airworthy Spitfire.

  • Controlling the car of the future

    Cars have seen great improvements in styling, safety and performance over the last 40 years. The next area for evolution is likely to be the interior, in particular the interfaces between the car systems and the occupants.

  • 2D and 3D design: Let's work together

    There's no need for an either/or decision – the goal should be to blend 2D and 3D design tools and processes, and get the best of both.

  • i-Give: a new era of charity donation

    A professor from the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University presents details about the first highly interactive donation system, providing a user-friendly multimedia interface for promoting, motivating and assisting people to make donations at any particular time.

  • Isolated DC-DC performance in an ultra-small form factor

    Presenting innovative silicon integration, power-system-in-package and proprietary control architectures to enable benchmark isolated DC-DC performance in an ultra-small form factor.

  • Deepwater Horizon Drilling Platform Explosion

    There has been widespread coverage of the Gulf of Mexico disaster in many news papers but the report which is more interesting to control systems engineers, was published in The Times on the May 18th 

  • Do we still need to find black boxes?

    Could better aircraft communications help make aircraft black boxes obsolete?

  • Danish railway gets in-carriage network

    Network enabled trains integrate security, surveillance, passenger counting and infotainment technologies.

  • Using customer experience management to meet the challenges of next-generation mobile

    Mobile operators could benefit from understanding how customers experience their services 

  • Migrating to Linux: how and why

    Linux is firmly established in the embedded market, but migrating existing source code to the operating system is a considerable undertaking. This article explores the steps necessary to migrate, the technical requirements and possible pitfalls and the differences between buying an established Linux implementation and developing one internally.

  • Ultrawideband: not dead yet

    Marty Colombatto, chief executive officer of wireless USB chip company Staccato Communications, says that the ultra-wideband based technology is just beginning to take off.

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