Expertise and experience – it’s not hot air

Welcome to this week’s blog. It’s a busy week here of catch up following an enjoyable holiday on the coast. It’s great to recharge and enjoy the sunshine. Fortunately, we had air conditioning which got me thinking about the origins of what felt like a necessity in last weeks heat! Read more…

Save money with an independent design consultant

Let’s start with a few questions…. Do you design or make a product? Do you need additional design capacity? Would you like to employ a design engineer but think you will struggle to keep them busy full time? Would you like to reduce manufacturing costs? Do you have an occasional Read more…

Supporting our local community

Welcome to this week’s blog. Hopefully everyone has recovered from the recent thrills and spills of the Euros! Although England didn’t make it on to the winners podium (this time), we enjoyed the tournament. It also got us thinking about the equipment and structures at ceremonies and sporting venues: Could Read more…

Drawings, drawings, drawings

Happy Friday to you all, our blog this week is all about drawings. To kick off (excuse the pun, it seems appropriate!) do you know when engineering drawings first emerged? Gaspard Monge developed the orthographic technique in 1765. As France was at war, this means this means of sharing ideas Read more…

3D printing – the future and the here and now

For this week’s fact we are looking at the future of 3D printing. If you haven’t already seen the latest research, here’s an interesting read about the development of 3D print ‘ink’. The technology would allow for different material properties to be assigned to a different part of a print. Read more…

White Horse CAD – your CAD first choice

CAD … it’s an acronym that many of us are accustom to. But do you know CAD aka ‘Computer Aided Design’ was coined in 1959 by Douglas Ross, a computer scientist. It’s a timely Fun Fact following a recent conversation with a new client about what we do it. Fast Read more…

Sporting computers

Welcome to this week’s blog and hopefully the first of many sunny ones in June! While the sun may be shining, our Fun Friday Fact relates to somewhat more wintery conditions. Have you seen the robot developed by engineers that plays Curling? ‘Curly’ not only plays against its human pro Read more…

Accidental discovery

Our Friday Fact is one of accidental discovery. In 1938 Chemist Roy Plunkett was researching alternative gasses for refrigerators. In doing so, he discovered polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or Teflon®. With heat tolerance and stick resistance, it has become an important coating for a range of items from aerospace equipment to cookware. Read more…

Fun Fact Friday – Screw it!

This week’s Fun Friday Fact is about something that is all around us. It helps the construction of our everyday essentials through to extremely complex structures. The mystery product literally holds things together. It’s also available in various sizes, and is a toolbox fundamental. That’s right, it’s a screw. The Read more…

Humble beginnings

If you’re reading this on your computer, glance down to see the product in the spotlight for today’s fun fact. If you’re not, here’s are some hints: For some, this will be an everyday tool that makes your work easier. It might be a plug-in or wireless. It could have Read more…

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