Interviews and Opinion

On The Subject Of Industry 4.0

Dr Jürgen Hohnhaus, Bystronic’s Head of Development

Dr Hohnhaus, Bystronic recently launched the ByStar Fiber laser cutting system. How much Industry 4.0 is packed into this product?

Designing With Obsolescence In Mind

It’s fair to say that the smartphone is to blame for many everyday technologies including the calculator, the torch and the camera slowly entering the realms of obsolescence.

However, not even this disruptive technology can go on ruling our lives forever; a study by Ericsson found that one in two people believe the smartphone will be obsolete in five years time. With tech life cycles becoming shorter, it is important for product designers to plan in advance for component obsolescence to maximise the life span of their products.

Winner of the 2014 Women’s Engineering Society Award Lucy Ackland

Award winning Renishaw engineer Lucy Ackland shares her thoughts on the challenges facing women in engineering in 2015.

A Project Manager within Renishaw’s Group Engineering operation and winner of the 2014 Women’s Engineering Society Award Prize, Lucy believes there are three key factors causing the low proportion of female engineers in the UK.

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