Robotic Surgery- Engineering in Healthcare (Slideshare)

At European Springs Ireland, we aren’t your average spring manufacturer and we love seeing how engineering benefits other industries, and how a single spring can really make a difference.

One engineering masterpiece that has caught our eye is the idea of robotic surgery. We’ve put together a quick slideshare to look further into this revolutionary type of surgery and discover how it works.

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Marvellous Materials

Technology is evolving at an incredible rate, with new inventions constantly being developed. To see just how far technology has come, we only need to compare the tablets of today to the PCs of ten years ago. The vast majority of this accelerated technological development has come about as we have discovered new uses for some genuinely incredible materials. Continue reading…

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Is Motorsport Engineering Tomorrow? (Part 2)

Road cars have always taken a bit of technology from motorsport and Formula 1 cars, from the tyres and suspension that we mentioned in the first part of this series to some of the things that we are going mention in this part. The process of technology making its way from motorsport to road cars is called the “trickle-down” effect and this contributes to a lot of what makes up the cars we see every day.

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Seahorse Tails And The Robots Of The Future

Seahorses are curious creatures. With a horse-like head and fish-like body they’re truly unique.

But sometimes being unique has its advantages and scientists and engineers are now turning to the seahorse to provide the inspiration for the future of robotics.

Want to know more? Then you’re in luck as here we’re going to take a closer look at the surprising story of how the seahorses tail is gripping the imagination of the engineering world.

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Is Motorsport Engineering Tomorrow? (Part 1)

This past weekend has been a bumper one for motorsport, especially British motorsport, with Lewis Hamilton romping to take the win at Silverstone at an average speed of over 140mph. With the sheer speed and expenses involved it is easy to imagine that the world of F1 is miles away from that of the cars that we buy from the showroom.

The truth is though that motorsport and Formula 1 in particular has always paved the way for how road cars develop. Over the course of this two part blog we are going to take a look at some of the most important road car developments that have come straight from the world of Formula 1.

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Super Springs!

Not all springs are made equal. In fact, some springs are positively super!

Extraordinary environments, typically require extraordinary springs. And that’s where the use of unique materials, such as super alloys, becomes necessary. These are used to produce a special class of springs know as super alloy springs, and trust us, these are really rather amazing.

Intrigued? The read on as we explore the wonderful world of super alloy springs!

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National Women In Engineering Day

Today is National Women In Engineering Day (NWED). An event that is not only significant, it’s necessary.

The gender gap in engineering may be narrowing, and progress may have been made but there is still a lot of work to be done. And that’s why this event is so important.

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Flipping Out

If you’ve ever wondered what robots, spiders and cartwheels have in common, it turns out quite a lot actually!

In the face of danger, many animal species rely on the ‘fight or flight’ response to get themselves out of trouble. But a newly discovered species of spider prefers to cartwheel its way out of danger instead! Continue reading…

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Philae Phones Home

They thought it was all over, but then came a ping that would change everything!

As anyone who has ever watched any kind of space movie can tell you, waking from hibernation in space rarely results in a happy ending. Continue reading…

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Infographic : Engineer Your Future

 

Engineering is all around us, it’s behind everything from the cars we drive to the mobile phones in our pockets and a world without engineers doesn’t even bear thinking about.

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