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How to Engineer an answer

Questions, questions, questions. As a mechanical design engineer, I am expected to ask lots and lots of questions. The who, what, where, when, why and how. All of these, and more, will need answering, in order to gather sufficient technical information before commencing a new design and development project.

The core of a design engineer’s role is to be involved in the creation of a new product, essentially moving the development of the.............. <continued>

Industry News

Industry News

We found the following news articles worth reading …
#SanstecSnippets

UK shares roadmap for creation of new medtech regulatory framework.
3 bellwether companies to watch as medtech earnings season begins.

New liquid metal printing technique makes parts ten times faster. ..........<continued>

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The client-supplier relationship: It’s not rocket science

As a supplier of design and development services for over 25 years, we appreciate that providing great customer service is not rocket science.

At its most basic level, it’s all about listening to customers’ needs and wants, meeting deadlines and expectations. Once you enter into a relationship with a client you are promising to deliver these basic needs, with the hope and aim that a positive experience will lead to another opportunity.............. <continued>

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The Triumph Daytona: A Design that has still got ‘it’

I am sure many of you will agree, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So, when I took my first look at the Triumph Daytona, I knew straight away that one day I would just have to buy a model of my own.

It was about 25 years ago when I had the absolute privilege of working on a design engineering project for the Triumph Daytona 600. Our part, of a much larger project, was to take the CAD files consisting of the developed.............. <continued>

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Back to the drawing board?

Design engineers, in this current climate with AI and other technical developments, can you imagine a time when any new product or invention would have to be hand drawn on paper using a drawing board?

Equipped with a pencil, eraser, ruler, set square and any other tools, the painstaking task would begin to create an accurate design blueprint. For those engineers operating in this era, the process could be hampered even further.............. <continued>

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Model Based Enterprise: The Team Approach

We’re all familiar with the old saying that “two heads are better than one”, but in product development it is a common fact. Take medical devices for example, bringing a new product to market, in this industry, can not only take years, but lots of expertise from countless individuals and various companies to deal with the complicated process of clinical trials, risk management, patents and countless regulations.

So, to aid the cross functional collaborative team approach.............. <continued>

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Trailer for sale or rent?

For those of you old enough to remember, I guess the title of this blog might sound a bit like the 1960s country track “King of the Road”. I’m sure any design engineers, in particular, will be relieved to hear that the topic is not music based, but instead centres on a recent Sanstec workshop challenge which allowed us to flex our Creo CAD skills again. So, enter the trailer.

So why this trailer? This particular trailer has been used.............. <continued>

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Losing Continuity

I've recently had to undertake some basic electrical fault finding on one of our trailers in the sanstec workshop. After completing various jobs and updates on it, which included some tidying of the wiring for the towing lights, a problem occurred where all the trailer lights would come on all the time all at once.

The lighting board at the back of the trailer and necessary for any towing, is essentially a piece of plastic board with an arrangement of lights.............. <continued>

Industry News

Industry News

We found the following news articles worth reading …
#SanstecSnippets

PerkinElmer picks up Covaris’ sample prep portfolio in New Mountain-led deal.
Two ‘Green Steel’ Processes Close to Commercial Viability.

Toyota’s new GenAI Tool is Transforming Vehicle Design. ..........<continued>

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The importance of knowing what you've got

The Christmas holiday period can provide an opportunity to get some perspective on things. Seems an obvious thing to say really, but it's important to actually reflect on what you've got, acknowledge and appreciate the relationships and material things that are right there in front of you and which you often take for granted every day.

I'm definitely one for needing to be more careful about being conscious of what I have and taking the time to appreciate things in general............... <continued>

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2-4-6-8

For those of you old enough to remember, 2-4-6-8 was a 1977 hit for the Tom Robinson Band. For some reason, as we leave the festive season behind us and head into 2024 I can’t seem to shake this song and melody from my head. It’s possibly because we have been focusing on our strategy and ambitions for the New Year.

Just like the lyrics of this song, I can draw some parallels with my own design engineering business, Sanstec Design, and our plans............... <continued>

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The Rise of the Machines?

With all the recent technical developments in robotics and AI lately, it is easy to get carried away into a futuristic world where we all retreat from doing what we do best, communicating face to face with one another.

Those that know me well appreciate that I like nothing better than having a business meeting over a cup of coffee. So why change?

We all know that our professional time is short............... <continued>

Industry News

Industry News

We found the following news articles worth reading …
#SanstecSnippets

4 medtech companies to watch this week in earnings.
AI and Digital Tools Will Ease the Skills Gap, Just Not the Way You Think.

Google Launches New Domain Extension for More Unique URLs. ..........<continued>

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Staying In Tune

Recently, I was investigating some issues with a changing quality of reception being received with the portable radio in our kitchen. It seems that the distortion has increased quite a lot on some stations since we had the kitchen re-built at the beginning of the year, after the removal of what was originally installed in the house.

Interference can occur and build up for a number of reasons. Typically, that being materials blocking and shielding the............... <continued>

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Eureka! That light bulb moment

Working as a CAD design engineer and being involved in the creation of new products, you naturally ponder from time to time the relentless pressure there is on a new product development team to invent the next best thing. Following in the footsteps of those famous inventors from centuries passed, it seems natural to question how they have all managed to create that so-called light bulb moment?

Taking the history of the light bulb into consideration, it is interesting to read there were a number of inventors competing to invent............... <continued>

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You are what you EAT?

How many times have you heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Whether this concept is true or not, in this blog we are focusing on the Google search acronym EEAT, which stands for experience, expertise, authoritativeness and trustworthiness. For many small businesses like ours, trying to grapple with understanding as to how search engine optimisation (SEO) works, can be quite tricky.

For our part, we do our very best to display............... <continued>