All companies today must ask if they want to disrupt or be disrupted. Engineers are often the ones expected to inform on technology trends and suggest solutions. Sound familiar? At RS Components we are committed to accelerate in this area. We want to share this journey with you and will use DesignSpark as the springboard for many of our upcoming innovations.
This Innovation Hub will discuss digital technology trends and what the future could look like. The world of IoT/Industry 4.0, Cloud, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are all underpinned by Data and Analytics. We will share behind-the-scenes insight into select projects at RS, aiming to add value to you in new and unique ways. We will invite you to participate in exclusive proof-of-concept testing and we will share our learnings with you to inform your own innovation efforts. Join us on the journey to the unknown, tell us what is good or bad, what you believe the future to be and what influences your daily life, your industry and the products you design and use
Augmented Reality in EngineeringWhilst there’s a huge amount of hype around Virtual Reality currently, led primarily by tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Sony; it is sometimes easy to overlook Augmented Reality. This article looks at the future of AR in engineering
Rise of the Smart Cams“They’re coming!” No, they’re already here. And get ready to see a lot more of them, as the hardware needed for a Smart Cam is becoming very affordable and its applications are near endless.
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@VdH why not! We have two rotary vane pumps: one is used as the roughing pump for our SEM's turbomolecular pump, while the other is much larger and was used for pumping down industrial refrigeration systems...
Tha's scheduled for next year. Would you like to join the team?
Very cool indeed! Could you please demonstrate an ion thruster next :D
I live in the New York area and we experience now a terrible pandemic situation that kills every day many people. This article from Oxford University raised my interest that people may to try...
good to know! Please publish your ideas at DS. It could raise the interest and therefore the price you can achieve.
Using a 3D printed valve, a snorkel mask can be converted to a ventilator mask. The Charlotte valve allows snorkel masks to be retro-fitted to hospital ventilators.
Why not use one of these ultra high power CoB LEDs for something different than just making light? This project is a perfect example of where you can get when starting to think laterally. Maybe nothing useful at first glance but astonishing cool!
With the Covid-19 pandemic currently inflicting a state of crisis around the globe, I guess many of you like me are interested to find out how engineers and technology can help fight this disease.
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and medics from Oxford University and Kings College London have been working to address ways to increase the UK’s capacity for ventilator manufacture, by producing a prototype for rapid deployment.
Quantum stuff is really weird. Accept that and you too can program a quantum computer. WARNING - requires knowledge of Python.
Graphene is a material with near-magical properties. Now you can buy some of your very own – in a real product.
Jude Pullen shows how he modified a Mayku Vacuum Former (Formbox) to work with HDPE Plastic (recycled from Milk Jugs). Not only does this give a good mould quality, but resulting moulds are food safe, durable and can still be recycled after use.
With the release of PCB-mounted HE-relays, Panasonic Industry Europe meets the growing demands for safe, robust and energy-efficient ways to switch relatively large amounts of power.