Engineering and the election

With the party conference season over, all political thoughts have now turned to the General Election set for 7th May 2015. As engineers we have been interested in what leading organisations in our industry want to see from any new government to support the development of the sector. And it would seem there has been

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Mechanical Engineers are from Mars and Industrial Designers are from Venus!

It is widely acknowledged that professionals working in the field of Industrial Design tend to “see the world differently” from those of us whose focus is classic mechanical engineering. We recently saw an entertaining video (below) which in a minute or so sums up a lot of the elements that the Industrial Design discipline incorporates.

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Outsourcing design can make great business sense

Outsourcing engineering design can make great business sense.  Here’s how: > design specialists who work across several sectors can bring experiences of new materials, contemporary best-practices and ground-breaking technologies from related industries > external organisations can immediately extend your network to new suppliers, technical specialists and knowledge-bases > it’s common for consultancies look to partner

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Where did DfSS go?

At Warley Design Solutions we’re currently working on a project where we are assisting in the development of a extremely high-end product.  The end user will expect unparalleled levels of quality and performance – failure of any kind is simply not an option.  It struck me as being an ideal candidate for DFSS. When I worked for

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The Rise of Apprenticeships

It has been refreshing to see the Government, local authorities and employer bodies get behind what appears to be a concerted drive to push the benefits of apprenticeships. Hopefully, the growing publicity around these important routes to building skills required for today’s workplace will encourage more employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities and lead to an

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