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What is Automotive Engineering?

What is Automotive Engineering? Automotive engineering includes mechanical and structural engineering and requires workers in this field to apply the principles of many scientific disciplines. These include physics, structural design and materials analysis. Automotive engineering jobs also require a solid understanding of the principles of manufacturing and the design of the mechanical system and methods of operation. The tasks related to automotive engineering include: – The use of technical skills and computer technology to find ways to build new parts and pieces for vehicle systems, while recognizing environmental problems that affect new designs. – Create prototypes and find ways to test new products using computer programs and testing them. – Attending meetings to discuss new technologies and consider concerns or suggestions from others specialists in the field. – Keep abreast... Read More »

How does laser cutting boost creativity and efficiency for manufacturers?

If you are yet to join the hundreds and thousands of manufacturers who have discovered the importance of laser cutting, you are missing out on something so special. From slicing acrylic to cutting heavy metals, this technology means there is more creativity and efficiency for any manufacturer. It allows new ideas and designs to be tried without spending so much time and money on them. Before the advent of laser-cutting technology, manufacturers had to make do with simple designs, as complex designs called for more money and more time. Laser cutting tech can positively impact any product. The marketability of any product majorly depends on the cost, functionality and appeal. Laser cutting produces precise cuts and most types of engraving equipment can produce a very compelling product at lower costs,... Read More »

What exactly do civil engineers do?

Civil engineering is hard to explain because there are so many different sectors, however, if we are to put it simply, then civil engineering is everything you see that has been built around us. It’s about building roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply. To make it in this industry, you need to know what aspects of civil engineering interest you, and from there you can begin taking the right steps to become a civil engineer. For the most part, as a civil engineer you will need to help find ways to deliver the infrastructure needed in society when there’s little money in the pot to pay for it. So you could say that the role of a civil engineer is to come up with answers to... Read More »

The advantages of waterjet cutting

A waterjet uses a high-pressure stream of water to cut or clean materials, but we’re going to be talking about the extremely powerful and versatile cutting application in this blog post. The cutter can join onto a high-pressure pump with the liquid designed to eject out of the nozzle, which then slices through metal with high-speed water. There can sometimes be additives in the form of abrasives that help with the process too. Here are just some of the reasons why it can make sense to use water jet cutting machines to slice through stainless steel or aluminium sheets: The Power While at first, you may not expect water to be such a powerful cutting tool, waterjets can cut through as much as an eight-inch stainless steel plate and 10... Read More »

Improve the safety within a commercial setting with colour coded signs and labels

Workplace safety should be every employer’s concern. It is indeed the duty and obligation of every employer to ensure that their workers are safe from any possible harm whilst working. The UK’s occupational health and safety laws clearly define this obligation. According to the Health and Safety Act of 1974, employees are mandated “to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work” of all their employees. In regards to workplace safety, there are different hazards, which may potentially harm employees. Examples of these include moving machines parts, processors, falling objects, gas cylinders, chemicals, explosives, heating tanks, steam, cold rooms, slippery floors, and forklifts among others. As an employer or anyone in charge of workers at a commercial setting, you must do all you can... Read More »