When you have designed a bespoke component or assembly there are countless suppliers who could potentially produce it for you. Try typing “plastic injection moulders” or “precision machinists” in your browser search tool and see how many hits you get: literally millions! So, on what grounds do you make your selection? I’d suggest that the answer is definitely not
Back in 2014 we reported that that only 6% of the engineering workforce were females.
In celebration of the recent International Women in Engineering Day on the 23rd June 2021, it seems the perfect time to revisit the topic to review the current landscape.
We will look back and see the 2020 as being a pivotal year when things changed forever. Pre-COVID it was considered essential to have a centralized office but is this still the case?
Rapid Prototyping is so much more than Additive Manufacturing. There is now no need to wait 4-5 weeks for machined parts – there are now companies who will routinely machine parts in 7-10 or even 2-3 days depending on your budget.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our way of life, our livelihoods and for some people their very existence. The majority of us have lived in a state of lockdown, with those of us that can working from home. Now that the government is encouraging a cautious return to our offices, do we really need to?