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The art of distraction

The art of distraction        Connect to Chris Barclay 1 The simplest distraction of all. I apologise in advance for the ...
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Tech-tip: Calculating von Mises stress in your head

Tech-tip: Calculating von Mises stress in your head The two stress states shown below have the same numbers, but one ...
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Shed Stories: The Blackbird Car

Shed Stories: The Blackbird Car In the mid-90s, Honda was determined to produce the world's fastest production motorcycle and to ...
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Manufacturing: Analogue to Digital

Manufacturing: Analogue to Digital Last week I fell off my mountain bike. Sorry, correct that. I was catapulted/hurled off my ...
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Motovated featured in Business South Magazine

Motovated featured in Business South Magazine Motovated was recently approached by Business South Magazine to be the primary engineering consultant ...
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Motovated – Newsletter March 2017New 

Motovated Newsletter March 2017 Message from Greg... Hi again, welcome to autumn down under! We’ve got the usual assemblage of ...
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Motovated – Newsletter February 2017

Motovated Newsletter February 2017 Message from Greg... Wow has it been an exciting month!  We’ve had record enquiries, from all ...
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Motovated – Newsletter January 2017

Motovated Newsletter January 2017 Message from Greg... Welcome to 2017! I hope some of you took the time to check ...
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Motovated – Newsletter December 2016

Motovated Newsletter December 2016 Message from Greg... Hi again! One of my favourite times of year in NZ is the ...
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Simulation: The Power to Fail Fast and Fail Often in Product Development

Simulation: The Power to Fail Fast and Fail Often in Product Development You have probably heard the entrepreneurial mantra 'fail ...
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7 Time Saving Solidworks Tips: Assemblies

7 Time Saving Solidworks Tips: Assemblies When it comes to CAD, proficiency is the aim of the game, and it’s ...
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5 Traits that make a GREAT engineer

5 Traits that make a GREAT engineer Getting good grades at university is one thing, but there is a lot ...
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Unpleasant Design

Issues regarding hostile architecture and unpleasant design   The Christchurch earthquakes presented architects and urban planners with a unique opportunity ...
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The secret to effective engineering analysis.

The secret to effective engineering analysis. Does this sound familiar when you are developing a new product? - Products still ...
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Robust Techniques for Delicate Ideas

Robust Techniques for Delicate Ideas Like me, you may have had the experience of presenting a finished product to a ...
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Form Semantics – What Products Are Saying Without Words

Form Semantics - What Products Are Saying Without Words Form Semantics - Visual cues in the form that act as ...
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Creating Meaningful Innovations

Engineering Innovation Creating Meaningful Innovations Stanford School of Design makes an interesting statement about how to create a meaningful innovation ...
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Tips & Tricks – Re-entrant corners!

Analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) This tip relates to analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element ...
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Tips & Tricks – machine bracket redesign

Tips & Tricks - machine bracket redesign In this tip, we take a look at redesigning machine brackets to reduce ...
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Tips & Tricks – which weld is the best?

Tips & Tricks - which weld is the best? Weld 1: standard fillet weld     Weld 2: combination groove ...
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