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Digital lifecycle management

Digital lifecycle management integrates individual data from interconnected systems with the multidisciplinary simulation of products and manufacturing processes – image courtesy of WMG.
To fully exploit the potential of connected digital technologies, manufacturers need to consider the whole lifecycle of a product: from initial design and prototyping through to full-scale production and beyond to servicing. Prof Darek Ceglarek introduces the concepts.

An answer to the world’s battery power prayers?

Batteries Battery Power Stock Image
Ground-breaking research from the University of Surrey and Augmented Optics, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.