Generative Design: A Breakthrough in 3D Printing?
As 3D printing’s popularity grows, one of the new areas that it has opened up—generative design—has become a hot topic. Are its benefits to product design and engineering as prevalent as we’re told? We define generative design, consider the industrial implications, and ultimately consider this question.
IoT Device Vulnerabilities Are Increasing with No End in Sight
With demand for internet of things technology increasing exponentially, engineers are creating more and more devices on a monthly basis. But, as malware attacks continue to rise, it seems digital security teams can’t keep up with the vulnerabilities.
What AI Can Do for Tech Development — and What It Can’t
While AI, or artificial intelligence, is already revolutionising all manner of industries, it is nevertheless nothing more than a system. We look at what AI is at its crux, consider its industrial implications, and ultimately cover its limitations.
How Can the Electronics Industry Tap into the Potential of 5G?
5G may one day be a universal communication feature, but so far, it is still far from ready. We look at what is holding it back in the consumer world, and what engineers and manufacturers can do to help both its integration in towns and cities—which may ultimately involve increasing the fifth generation’s capabilities in the industrial IoT.
Are Analog Circuit Design Engineers Still Relevant in the Electrical Engineering industry?
Continuous-time variables—sound, pressure, temperature and so on—make up our world. Engineers, especially electronic and electrical engineers, take these variables and manipulate them in the making of analog electronic devices.
What Every Student Should Know Before Pursuing an Electrical Engineering Degree
The journey to becoming an electronic or electrical engineer starts at university, where students are trained and introduced to theories and principles about their chosen field. In most European countries, this takes between three-to-four years.
Triboelectric Generators Will Soon be Powering Electronics
Wearables and other portable IoT technology have made the ability for users to harvest and store electrical power on the go very attractive to manufacturers. Such smart devices have upped the need to find ways to power the extensive sensor networks of tomorrow—and triboelectric nanogenerators have the potential to do just that.
Disruptive Electrical Engineering Technologies: Supercapacitors
With growing concerns over environmentally-unfriendly materials—as well as of course the often low reliability of batteries—many manufacturers are turning to supercapacitors as the energy storage devices of choice for their applications.