For some time now, many
industries have taken to Augmented Reality (AR), or at least, thought about the
technology. And why not as the AR market is expected to reach $60,55 billion by
2023 as more tech giants are linked to investments pushing the growth. Some of
the major players involved in Augmented Reality investments and acquisitions
include Google, Apple, Facebook, Samsung and Intel.
Augmented Reality is also known as spatial computing which is rapidly growing and expanding into several business and industrial applications. Spatial computing is a broad term used to describe how humans interact with computers in the same surroundings. This means that an Augmented Reality system makes it feel as if digital media is physically present thanks to interactive design and gesture.
Metal fabrication refers
to processes involving cutting, shaping or moulding a raw material (metal) into
a final product. Metal components are available in a wide variety of dimensions
and materials such as sheet metal, metal rods and metal bars. The metal
fabrication process involves a wide range of skills and disciplines from profiling,
bending and forming, cropping, coded welding to assembly and painting.
It is, without a doubt,
a specialist process that requires expertly trained staff and advanced machinery.
Coincidentally, those are also the two main factors to consider when looking
for a trusted engineering company. While modern technology, machinery and
computer aided design software have pushed fabrication services to the next
level, there is no substitute for experience.
The Directorate General
of Highways commissioned the Danjiang bridge in Taipei that will span the mouth
of the Tamsui River. Construction of the world’s longest single-mast,
asymmetric cable-stayed bridge is already underway and is generating quite a
Designed to connect to
the national highway system, the Danjiang bridge will help ease congestion on
the Guandu Bridge situated further upriver. The Danjiang bridge construction
will also facilitate the expansion of the Danhai Light Rail Transit which is part
of the city’s public transport system.
Over the years advances
in technology and engineering have accounted for many innovations within the
defence sector. Last week we looked at naval vessels and today, we focus on the
Challenger 2 MK2 Black Night Battle Tanks.
The original Challenger
2 served with distinction in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq and now, the Ministry of
Defence (MoD) has extended its service to 2035. BAE Systems have introduced the
first working prototype of the Black Night upgrade to the UK’s main battle
tank, Challenger 2. It features a state-of-the-art thermal imaging system and
many improved defensive systems capable of challenging anything standing in its
When we look at modern
naval vessels, the larger and more glamorous ships generally take centre stage
including the massive aircraft carriers and the ever-dangerous nuclear
submarines. However, if it weren’t for frigates, these super ships would be unable
to safely take on the open oceans.
Frigates are also
called the “eyes of the fleet” and serve as multi-purposed warships.
Their size is essentially in-between a smaller corvette and a larger destroyer where
they act independently of the fleet and can free up larger ships in
While frigates weren’t
suitable to fight with the rest of the fleet in normal battles, they were the
perfect solution to long-range solo missions. This included exploration,
patrols, escorts, blockades, anti-piracy and anti-slavery missions among