LinkedIn Adds New Ways for Job Seekers to Highlight Key Skills
UK pumps £13M into wide-ranging group of manufacturing projects.
Do Consumers Care About 3D-Printed Products? ..........<continued>
Back in the 1970s, we were content enough to sit in front of our black and white televisions where we had to physically leave our seats to approach the set in order to switch channels. Nowadays, that concept is so far removed from the current youth of today, who are used to watching everything in colour, at break-neck speed and on every digital device they can get their hands on. Those bygone days did seem simpler for those children growing up in that era, who, at that time............... <continued>
How many times have you heard the phrase “Reach for the Stars” spoken to you? It is generally used as a message to inspire ambition and galvanise an urge to work hard. Of course, this saying may also rouse memories of the well-known 1980s S Club 7 hit, “Reach”, which conveyed a similar message about having dreams, reaching for the sky and fulfilling those goals and aspirations. As we hit the start of a new academic year, I wonder how many parents are communicating this.............. <continued>
Well, this blog might sound like we’re singing loudly and badly, the Hokey Cokey, or playing some other sort of children’s game or activity. But IR35, for many of us, is most definitely as far removed from this sort of pleasure as is practical. Because, as we all know, if you get it wrong, the tax man will most definitely come knocking on your door, so to speak.
Introduced in April 2020, and still causing a lot of............. <continued>
In mechanical engineering, the way that data is managed, can be critical to the success of a design and development project. Whether a client has a PDM (Product Data Management) system, or not, and therefore using some sort of manual control process, whilst both work practices have to be adhered to and respected, the processes essentially involved couldn’t be more different.
Over the years, we have become particularly familiar with............. <continued>
Twitter To Launch Job Listings For Verified Organizations.
Meta Announces New Video Features for Facebook as It Looks to Align With Broader Usage Trends............. <continued>
I am sure many of you would agree that it is seriously getting harder to impress. For anyone to experience the wow factor nowadays, it can almost be likened to winning the lottery. You have to more or less take consumers by surprise and present them with something that they weren’t expecting, in order to exceed their expectations.
Obviously, during the current cost of living crisis, when money is being more closely guarded, we are all naturally aiming to stretch things even............. <continued>
LinkedIn Shares New Insights into its Latest Algorithm Updates - the platform recently updated its algorithm in response to user feedback that too much irrelevant, non-professional content that was flooding their feeds............. <continued>
In engineering, you can almost learn something new every day. That is most certainly the case for us, particularly when we are working on an internal project in the Sanstec workshop. We are fortunate to not only operate as a consultant mechanical design engineering company, offering services to design and develop products or parts, but, to have our own engineering facilities. I won’t lie, but this dedicated space has been great for us to increase our knowledge and push our.............. <continued>
The story of engineering, if condensed into one book, would be vast. The pages would be jam-packed with descriptions of creatives and visionaries, who, despite experiencing adversity, had the passion and drive to continue with their individual inventions, ideas and projects. The list of these influential people who have gone before, is endless. But it is thanks to the likes of James Watt, George Stevenson, Nikola Tesla, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and so many others, that present.............. <continued>
When we land a new design and development project, everyone involved is naturally full of excitement and anticipation of bringing something that is, usually up to that time, completely fantasy, and making it a reality. That is essentially what a mechanical design engineer’s role is all about. In a nutshell, we are responsible for transforming a client’s original creative brief or concept into something more substantial; physical.
So, yes, we do our very best to keep things............. <continued>
In mechanical design engineering, we, of course, strive for perfection, but in reality that always can’t be achieved. It is generally recognised that, due to variations in the process, manufactured components differ in size to that specified in the original CAD model. In order to control these discrepancies, engineers and manufacturers alike refer and rely upon the system of GD&T.
Not to be confused with a well-known and loved beverage............. <continued>
LinkedIn Adds New Notification Filters to Help Prioritize Engagement - LinkedIn is rolling out a new update that will enable to you to sort your notifications stream based on post interactions or mentions.............. <continued>
I guess you’re all very familiar with the phrase, “nuts and bolts”, being used to describe the basic components or the nitty-gritty of a given situation? In mechanical design engineering, a comparison can closely be drawn with this concept, as the nuts and bolts in our industry are what physically hold things together, or in other terms, are the most critical part of a mechanical structure.
So, as you would expect, these fasteners and fixings are............. <continued>
For those mechanical design engineers out there, I’m sure many of you would agree that we have to possess in our armoury numerous technical and creative skills and attributes. In addition, when working on a design and development project, the ability to be persistent and consistent is needed, not only in the level of work produced but in the overall communication of ideas and problem solving ability.
But being persistent comes at a price. If a design is deemed............. <continued>
I’m sure many of you would agree, it is imperative that when laying the foundations for any building project, it is done properly, with no cutting of corners. As we all know, the repercussions of this aspect of construction, not being undertaken correctly can lead to catastrophic consequences. In mechanical design engineering it is no different, with CAD software being our virtual building block platform.
I would even suggest that a good CAD drawing can............. <continued>