Announced Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Supplier Offers
Desktop Engineering (DTE) has been supplying and supporting automotive suppliers in their need to align their CAD systems with OEM customers for over 25 years. From the early days of CADDS5 with Ford, right through C3P and now i-PLM, Desktop Enginee...
Global Warming = Global Driving Trends must change
Foremost on the political agenda across the world is global warming. Whether you believe it or not, and there is one notable leader who doesn’t, there is little point in ignoring the fact most world governments have it on their agenda.
Attempts by the European Commission to reduce air pollution poses new challenges for engine manufacturers in the form of Stage V emissions standards. Many manufacturers can use their knowledge and experience with on-road developments to ensure off-road engine developments work efficiently.
In this two-part blog, Andy Woodward discusses some recommended model checks that can help identify basic problems. In the first one we’ll look at mass and stiffness checking.
"I’ve been an FEA user since 1992 and providing first line technical support for the last ten years. A surprising n...
Prodrive's quarter of a century in business has encapsulated huge changes in the way computers are used in motorsport.
But one thing has remained constant -its strong bond with tech wizard DTE
Dr Charles Clarke writes for Racecar Engineering Magazine on the 25 year relationship between Prodrive a...
HYDRONE: The UCL Mechanical Engineering entry into the Hydrogen class of the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe 2016.
The Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, Am...
Continuing my theme of Shakespearian references, I wonder if the bard was prescient foreseeing this question that has been asked many a time by managers when they start design projects? “Should we do this in 2D, it will be quicker, or should we take the plunge and model it in 3D” – how man...
If we get right down to it, composite materials are essentially the combination of multiple materials. Who knew that something so simple could be so powerful?
Fibre glass, Kevlar, carbon fibre. These are just some examples of composite materials that have changed the way we approach engineering a...
Developments in the automotive industry are happening all the time, making it difficult to keep up with the latest news and industry progress.
So we’ve outlined 3 of the biggest talking points in the automotive sector to get you up to speed with some of the latest developments.
The automotive sector is one area where technology is developing at a significantly fast pace. From developments in green technology to forward emergency braking in luxury vehicles, innovation is at the heart of the automotive sector.
A particularly popular area of interest is driverless vehicles...
Raise your hand if you’ve ever sat down and asked yourself ‘what can we do to improve our product quality?’ but struggled to find the most cost-effective way to do this.
As the complexity of product designs increases, so too does the need to find the right materials and techniques to bring ...
Many automotive and aerospace firms are under significant pressures to cut costs, but improve the efficiency of their processes. Yet the rigorous nature of manufacturing takes its toll on the machine tools used, which may require purchasing of new equipment.
The difficulty here is that machine to...
One of the main reasons for moving manufacturing overseas has been to reduce costs. But today many OEMs are re-shoring the supply chain as going overseas no longer affords the costs advantages it used to.
For example, many companies used to benefit from off-shoring their manufacturing to China du...
A ‘hypercar’ built by Oxford-based Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) has broken the electric land speed record that has stood since 1974. The Lola Drayson B12/69 EV reached a top speed of 204.2 MPH on the 1.86-mile runway at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, beating the previous record by 40 MPH.