• Sustainable growth

    As engineers we have the tools and capabilities to improve the world around us. Yet we haven’t always got it right. Undoubtedly, we have learned more through failure than success. So too has nature, but over a much greater timescale. Even the most amazing of engineering achievements are based on incremental experimentation and development. An […]

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  • Nature – truly integrated design and manufacturing!

    A great discussion with my favourite gardener led to some deep thoughts on integration of design and manufacturing, and the implications this would have were it to continue throughout the life of a product.   Traditional approaches to design require the engineer to first guess the final form before commencing a series of standard, formulaic, […]

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