Staying ahead of the curve

When I hear the name Nintendo I recall patiently waiting for my turn on the Game Boy – this passed as soon as it came! Most recently I’m baffled by how a five-year-old trumps me playing tennis on the Wii! Either way, it’s not what Nintendo first sold when they Read more…

Stones, steps and inflatables

For today’s Fun Friday Fact, we take a virtual trip to Egypt, home to a man named Imhotep. The belief is he is the first person in the world credited as an engineer. Imhotep was probably the first person to use stone columns to support a building in the design Read more…

The art of communication

Did you know the world’s first cast-iron bridge was built here in the UK? The Iron Bridge in Shropshire opened in 1781 and is a major influence on bridge designs globally. The history of the bridge suggests it was quite a team effort to design, fund and construct. As with Read more…

Game changer

For this weeks Fun Fact Fact we head back to 1452. A Hungarian engineer, known as Orban, offered to sell a mighty cannon to the Roman Emperor. He refused, so Orban instead sold the cannon to the Ottoman emperor, who used it to breach the walls of Constantinople in 1453. Read more…

Add value not cost

This weeks’ Fun Friday Fact comes from the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The lead structural engineer named Joseph Strauss insisted on the installation of a safety net even though its $130,000 (£94,948.30) cost was deemed exorbitant. Over the four years of its construction, the net saved 19 men, Read more…

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Bring forth a challenge

Another busy week here and another thought-provoking Friday Fun Fact: ‘In 1891, Chicago issued a challenge to all engineers to build a structure that would surpass the Eiffel Tower. The engineer who won proposed a giant rotating wheel that will lift visitors high above the city. The inventor of this Read more…

‘Nothing is impossible’

Welcome to our first blog post of 2021. Let’s start by sharing a Fun Friday Fact …. ‘In the 1920s newly hired engineers at General Electric would be told, as a joke, to develop a frosted lightbulb. The experienced engineers believed this to be impossible. In 1925, newly hired Marvin Read more…

New Equipment – 3D Scanner

White Horse CAD are pleased to announce that as part of our continual improvement program we have invested in a high specification 3D scanner. We can now 3D scan items of up to 1200mm X 1200mm X 1200mm with an accuracy of around 50 microns, in either black and white Read more…

Micro Projects

White horse CAD are proud to announce the launch of our NEW “Micro Projects” service. Micro Projects is an exciting new service that is intended to help people who need help with a small design project. This service is open to everyone from individuals through to multinational organisations… What’s it Read more…

Think outside the box

When solving complex design problems, people often use the phrase “its time to think outside of the box”. This is where true innovation happens, where new ideas are born and where new product ideas become the next big thing. But what happens when long established, or small design teams think Read more…

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