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29 June 2017

Blog Author: David Brooks, Design engineer

We ask an Accuride engineer why and how the friction guides have been designed

The friction guides have been designed in-house by Accuride’s product engineering group. David Brooks is one of Accuride’s product design engineers based in the Northampton office responsible for this range of guides. We...

12 May 2017

Blog Author: Helle Kinning, Marketing and distribution support specialist

Is the natural world influencing the design of the next generation of electric vehicles?

In the last 10 years, electric cars have come a long way; they were once only thought of as transport for those who rejected practicality for the status of owning a fully electric car. Back in 2007, electric car pioneers, Tesla Motors...

24 March 2017

Blog Author: Sue Witkowski, Marketing services manager

Rising oil prices and climate change drive efficient aircraft design

The aviation industry has enjoyed a boom in growth over the last three years as fuel prices have steadily dropped. This has meant that passengers have been enjoying low fares to their favourite destinations. However, OPEC, the...

13 February 2017

Blog Author: Helle Kinning, Marketing and distribution support specialist

New year...new people...new challenges

The start of the year often brings changes and new (year) resolutions with one door closing, while another one is opening. After 40 years of loyal service, our Distribution Engineering Manager, John Whittlesea, decided to “hang up...

10 January 2017

Blog Author: Peter Bayles, European director of engineering

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) - impact on design, faster production and use of new materials

3D printing technology looks likely to revolutionise manufacturing and move industries into a new age of efficiency. A significant reduction in prices for 3D printers and materials has opened up the technology to many smaller businesses,...

05 December 2016

Blog Author: Sue Witkowski, Marketing services manager

The importance of retail store design in an e-commerce world

Tablets are becoming more powerful, TVs are becoming more advanced and we are able to access a myriad of applications straight from our mobile phone. In a world where the easiest way to communicate with a target market is through a smart...

03 November 2016

Blog Author: Helle Kinning, Marketing and distribution support specialist

Interactive and connected kitchen appliances- changing the way we live?

As kitchen technology advances and revolutionary products are being introduced to our homes the way modern families cook is adapting at a rapid pace. These products have the capability to talk to each other and they can interact with our...

03 October 2016

Blog Author: Sue Witkowski, Marketing services manager

More movies please – the use of product animation online

We have noticed that more and more people prefer to watch a movie of how our products work. Understanding some of the technical elements and functions of telescopic and linear slides becomes so much easier when they are illustrated and...

18 July 2016

Blog Author: Sue Witkowski, Marketing services manager

Driverless cars: impact on design and driver

No longer a futuristic luxury, driverless cars are now very much a thing of the present. With companies such as Mercedes, Bentley and Tesla all introducing their concepts to the public, automotive design is changing at a rapid pace. A...

04 April 2016

Blog Author: Sue Witkowski, Marketing services manager

Hiding a kitchen behind sliding doors is simple.

I’m designing a kitchen in a studio flat and want to hide the kitchen behind tall doors. Any suggestions on the type of sliding door hardware I can use? Using tall sliding doors in kitchen installations is becoming very popular and...