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How Baking Is Valuable for Engineering Projects

Being an engineer by trade and a baker by night (or rather weekend) the colleagues here at Plextek are happy to find some kind of bake in the office most Mondays.

By: Beate Muller, Project Engineer on 7th November 2019

Railway Revolution

If you view the railway network as still lodged in the Victorian era, you should think again. A revolution in rail travel is in progress.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 5th November 2019

Plextek’s Annual Make-a-thon

Thomas Rouse explains what a make-a-thon is and why it’s important for innovation.

By: Thomas Rouse, Lead Consultant, 24th October 2019

Could Radar Be a More Cost-Effective Security Screening Alternative to X-Rays?

A key task in the security market is the detection of concealed threats, such as guns, knives and explosives. While explosives can be detected by their chemical constituents the other threats are defined by their shape.

By: Damien Clarke, Lead Consultant on 10th October 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful

At a time when the media is particularly obsessed with gloomy speculation and bad news, it was great to hear not one but two good news stories for the UK engineering technology sector.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO, 18th September 2019

Elegance and Sustainability

There is a grandfather clock in my house that is nearly 200 years old – it has been in the family for a long time. Its face is lined and the body is…

By: Steve Fitz, Chief Technology Officer on 5th September 2019

Can Small & Medium Enterprises Make a Big Environmental Impact?

Last year, Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report showcased a new social, cultural and economic shift facing business leaders today.

By: Adam Roberts, Marketing Consultant on 8th August 2019

What Is 5G and How Does It Work?

As a society that is becoming increasingly dependent on data driven applications, 5G promises to provide better connectivity and faster speeds for our network devices.

By: Daniel Tomlinson, Project Engineer on 18th July 2019

Does your workplace identity matter?

It’s hard to miss the corporate Pride activity in the last few weeks where companies have been showcasing their inclusion of people from the LGBTQ+ community.

By: Edwina Mullins, Head of Marketing on 9th July 2019

The Virtue of Failure

In order to innovate, we must accept the possibility of failure. Since the vast majority of inventions and ideas are doomed to fail, failure is inevitable, even for the most successful companies.

By: Polly Britton, Project Engineer, Product Design on 25th June 2019

  • All
  • Design
  • EcoTech
  • Engineering
  • Security
How Baking Is Valuable for Engineering Projects

Being an engineer by trade and a baker by night (or rather weekend) the colleagues here at Plextek are happy to find some kind of bake in the office most Mondays.

By: Beate Muller, Project Engineer on 7th November 2019

Railway Revolution

If you view the railway network as still lodged in the Victorian era, you should think again. A revolution in rail travel is in progress.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO on 5th November 2019

Plextek’s Annual Make-a-thon

Thomas Rouse explains what a make-a-thon is and why it’s important for innovation.

By: Thomas Rouse, Lead Consultant, 24th October 2019

Could Radar Be a More Cost-Effective Security Screening Alternative to X-Rays?

A key task in the security market is the detection of concealed threats, such as guns, knives and explosives. While explosives can be detected by their chemical constituents the other threats are defined by their shape.

By: Damien Clarke, Lead Consultant on 10th October 2019

Reasons to be Cheerful

At a time when the media is particularly obsessed with gloomy speculation and bad news, it was great to hear not one but two good news stories for the UK engineering technology sector.

By: Nicholas Hill, CEO, 18th September 2019

Elegance and Sustainability

There is a grandfather clock in my house that is nearly 200 years old – it has been in the family for a long time. Its face is lined and the body is…

By: Steve Fitz, Chief Technology Officer on 5th September 2019

Can Small & Medium Enterprises Make a Big Environmental Impact?

Last year, Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report showcased a new social, cultural and economic shift facing business leaders today.

By: Adam Roberts, Marketing Consultant on 8th August 2019

What Is 5G and How Does It Work?

As a society that is becoming increasingly dependent on data driven applications, 5G promises to provide better connectivity and faster speeds for our network devices.

By: Daniel Tomlinson, Project Engineer on 18th July 2019

Does your workplace identity matter?

It’s hard to miss the corporate Pride activity in the last few weeks where companies have been showcasing their inclusion of people from the LGBTQ+ community.

By: Edwina Mullins, Head of Marketing on 9th July 2019

The Virtue of Failure

In order to innovate, we must accept the possibility of failure. Since the vast majority of inventions and ideas are doomed to fail, failure is inevitable, even for the most successful companies.

By: Polly Britton, Project Engineer, Product Design on 25th June 2019

Smoke Without Fire: How Safe are e-Cigarettes?

 

The increase in usage over recent years has been paralleled by a debate about whether vaping can be considered safe, or just safer than smoking cigarettes, and what role it should have in smoking cessation… Read More

Vlog: Micro Radar for Unmanned Aerial Systems

 

For a number of years now, we’ve been researching the uses of high-frequency mm-wave micro-radar for a…

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Vlog: Armour Integrity Monitoring System

 

Body armour worn by soldiers can become damaged through accidental collisions and…

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Safe Cities: Combining Tech with Community Initiatives

Safe Cities: Combining Tech with Community Initiatives

 

With the growth of cities around the globe and the corresponding rise in…

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