Euan Pallister: Well, it’s now 3:30. And so, warm welcome, and hello to everyone that’s joined today. Some really, really insightful information is going to come out of this event. So, make sure you have your notebooks at the ready. Just a very brief introduction to those of you who may be new here and are wondering who on earth we are. Innovolo is a company of people who will accelerate your new product development with a clear and accurate picture of return on investment and the peace of mind that the new product and the budget will meet your … Read More »
The innovative design has been created by TUGDOCK Ltd, which is based in Falmouth. The company has patented and produced a novel floating solution to lift structures for various uses.
Lucas Lowe-Houghton, director of business development for TUGDOCK, said: “The Floating Offshore Wind sector is growing fast worldwide, with enormous opportunities now emerging in the Celtic Sea and beyond.
“However, very few ports have sufficient water depth and assembly space to enable the commercialisation of these huge turbine floaters. … Read More »
Whether you’re looking for new inspiration, up-and-coming technologies, or designers and engineers with expertise in design for additive manufacturing, having a list of startup mechanical design companies to follow is a great way to stay connected. WELP have done the heavy work of sourcing a list of startups making marvelous mechanical design innovations and created a comprehensive list of mechanical design startups to follow.
What WELP call mechanical design, others might call engineering or industrial design. For … Read More »
Plymouth University in partnership with Plymouth-based autonomous craft specialists MSubs and yacht designer Shuttleworth Design launched a project to design and build the world’s first, fully autonomous, unmanned research ship called Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS), in July 2015.
The autonomous 15-meter trimaran has been built to push the boundaries of autonomous shipping while gathering … Read More »
Who’s got the time?
Worst of all, your new product development is under constant threat of something known as feature creep. It happens when your product gets bloated with tons of ‘amazing’ features although it’s impossible to integrate them all successfully.
In our experience, the best way to simplify the process and efficiently manage your product … Read More »
Despite the fact that they’re everywhere, many product and industrial designers still opt for generic touchscreens in their designs. They fear high tooling costs and lack of flexibility when it comes to prototyping. Designers create a product and choose a generic, rectangular touch panel. When actually, … Read More »
A whopping 8 million metric tons of plastic is found in seas and oceans every year, which is bad news for marine species. Plastic became a popular material because of its ease of manufacture and durability, but when this trash is disposed of and finds its way into the ocean, some products and … Read More »
Have you heard the news? Briggs & Stratton has applied for bankruptcy in the United States. Never heard of them? You might want to check your lawnmower, pressure washer, or other motorised tool in your shed. There’s a chance it’s powered by a Briggs & Stratton-designed engine.
The downfall of Briggs & Stratton comes as a shock to the business world, market watchers, and the innovation community in general. Before 2020, it was the world’s largest manufacturer of small gasoline engines and employed thousands of people.
Here’s our take on the demise of a great American manufacturing company and the … Read More »
Spain’s Integrated National Climate and Energy Plan 2021–2030 acknowledges biofuels as the most widely available and widely used renewable technology in transport. Furthermore, it adds that in sectors such as aviation, such fuel will continue to be the only way to reduce fossil fuel use over the coming years.
The biojet – biomass-derived jet fuel – produced by Repsol has a less than 5% … Read More »
So you have an idea for a new product for your business – where do you start? The answer depends on your unique business maturity and processes. However, there’s no question that a prototype is a hugely important step in your product’s journey to market.
Prototyping is rewarding to you as the inventor because it gives you a physical manifestation that brings your dream to life. It’s a feeling that no mere napkin sketch can bring.
If you’ve ever wondered what that feeling is like, then this post is for you! In it, we offer you a complete guide to … Read More »
Ekso Bionics, an industry leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use, today unveiled EVOTM, an endurance-boosting assistive upper-body exoskeleton that alleviates the burden of repetitive work. Building on the Company’s trailblazing EksoVest technology, EVO’s innovative design is the next step in the evolution of industrial exoskeletons.
Through collaborations with leaders in global manufacturing and construction, Ekso Bionics has accumulated a wealth of in-the-field customer insights that allowed it to reimagine its weight-assist exoskeleton technology. EVO is lighter and more flexible than its predecessor, with an optimized human-machine interface that is cool and comfortable to wear for all-day use, … Read More »
The Purdue team’s innovation uses audio-based artificial-intelligence technology to monitor the overall conditions of machines in factories, hospitals, and other locations. The Purdue system uses a stethoscope-like system as a sensor and analyzes the data with a neural network-based framework.
“Our solution is to use the concept of doctors listening to a body to assess the initial condition or experts listening to the machine sounds to know what is going on,” said Martin Jun, a Purdue innovator and … Read More »
But Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi asserts that Apple (ticker: AAPL) is underspending on innovation relative to its peers. And it likewise is spending far less than rivals on the acquisition of new technology developed by others.
Sacconaghi points out in a research note on Tuesday that Apple was spending just 2.2% of revenue on research and development, “dramatically below peers,” when CEO Tim Cook … Read More »