The price of keeping development on schedule

price of accelerating product design

Traditionally, when planning prototype build it is quite normal to schedule 4-5 weeks for manufacture of parts.
This year we have had Plastic Injection Mouldings tooled and produced in just 5 days, precision machined parts machined in just 1 full day and delivered by 9:00 am the next. How’s that for service?

How latest cyber security initiatives might lead to improved work-life balance

Cyber Essentials Logo

  Cyber security is something that all companies, whatever their size, have to take seriously these days. Recent figures released by Get Safe Online and the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre Action Fraud reveal that UK businesses reported losses of £1bn in the past year as a result of attacks on their IT

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Robot Wars is back…and could inspire a new generation of engineers

Robot Wars

Readers of this blog will be familiar with my tendency towards nostalgia, especially when harking back to a time when more young people had hands-on hobbies that involved making things and tinkering with designs in their dad’s shed or garage. It will come as no surprise, then, that I was heartened to see a return

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Finding tomorrow’s Engineers

At this time of year it is not uncommon for me to get phone calls and emails from students looking for industrial placements.  They come from all sources including emails and phone calls from Germany, France and Spain right through to Asia.  In the past I have even received emails from young people offering to work for nothing for

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Why do apprenticeships have an image problem among young people?

Here at Warley Design we are keen supporters of the renewed focus on apprenticeships following the pledge last year by the then Prime Minister David Cameron to create an extra 3million apprenticeships by 2020. Both the directors at Warley went through 5-year craft apprenticeships within manufacturing environments and feel the shop-floor training they received gave

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