What do mechanical engineers do?

It’s a question we get asked from time to time at public gatherings: “So what exactly is it that you do?” When I say I provide mechanical engineering support to the development of (mostly) electronic products this is usually met with confused looks. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and (amongst many other things) involves the

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Energy for free: harvesting from RF waves

We have posted before about the exciting potential benefits of so-called energy scavenging, or energy harvesting, and how the approach offers efficiencies and the ability to power small, low-energy devices. We were interested, then, to see the recent launch of a new product called Freevolt, which harvests the energy from ambient radio frequency (RF) waves.

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Introducing Spot – an advancement in military robots

Regular readers of our blogs will know that, here at Warley Design, we have a particular penchant for charting the latest developments in artificial intelligence and robot design. Bearing this in mind, we thought we would share one of our favourite videos of the year featuring the most recent creation to come out of Boston

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Welcome to Industry 4.0

One buzzword that is being used with increasing frequency of late is Industry 4.0. It’s a term that is being talked about widely in engineering and manufacturing circles as the fourth industrial revolution. But what does it refer to and what are its implications? To explain Industry 4.0, a brief history lesson is helpful. The

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How electric cars are improving the driving experience

The recent focus on the electrification of cars is arguably the biggest shift the automotive sector has seen in a century. While electric cars were popular at the dawn of the car age at the turn of the 20th century, Carl Benz’s model for the internal combustion engine won the day. Since then the car

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