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An efficient and high-performing production chain allows businesses to save money

Five ways to improve your manufacturing chain

Fixation or not, one of the most important targets for business people is how to improve the production chain management. In fact, an efficient and high performing production chain allows businesses to save money and is essential to achieving positive customers’ satisfaction.

The PCE-PST 1 dynamometer for peel tests measures the adhesion to substrates

Everybody knows force testing: do you know about peel testing as well?

For manufacturers, it is very common that they need to find out when a product breaks, so that they can optimise the manufacturing process to a minimum cost level at the maximum product performance.


Wearable technology is generating big data issues for healthcare practitioners

The NAC to securing the healthcare industry

While the healthcare industry is often at the forefront of innovation, creating new ways to save mankind, it can also struggle to keep pace with other technological advancements and trends such as the rise of mobility, data analytics and security.

Smart parking may cut pollution and significantly reduce congestion, improving city centres

Why cities need to shift up a gear to park their customers

A free car parking space in the centre of town – is that a mirage you see before you, or have you merely stumbled across the Holy Grail? After 30 minutes of driving around in circles, doesn’t it seem a bit too good to be true?

3D-printed E&T logo

3D-printing revolution impacts on supply chains

Easyjet’s announcement of its intention to use 3D printing to produce replacement cabin parts is further evidence that a technological revolution in the sector is gaining momentum. And it is already having a significant impact on supply chain and procurement strategies.

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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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