Engineering, Innovation and Technology Highlights From 2019

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With 2020 just around the corner, we close off the year reflecting on some of the most interesting developments over the last 12 months. As a specialist engineering and fabrication company, we provide services to a wide range of sectors and across many areas. Our vast industry experience means we’ve worked on so many different projects which have enabled us to deliver interesting, relevant and informative articles.

We aim to keep everyone informed from engineering and manufacturing to new technologies, defence updates and future combat vehicles. For those who know PRV, we publish new content every week covering all sorts of topics. Our belief is that you can’t grow unless you learn something new every day. With Christmas behind us and the New Year approaching, here’s a look at some of the PRV Engineering blog highlights from 2019.

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Hummingbird – the world’s lightest folding bike is ready for testing

Hummingbird bikeBritish motorsport company Prodrive announced this week that testing of the Hummingbird folding lightweight bike would begin in October, with anticipated production and sales starting early in 2017.

The Hummingbird is the concept of London based designer Petre Cracuin. Petre along with co-founder Ligia Stan has a passion for bikes and the project was born out of their desire to have a lightweight folding bike that was not only a pleasure to ride but was also easy to carry around and looked good. Despite having multiple bikes themselves, they realised there was nothing out there that fitted the bill so Petre set to work to solve the problem and the Hummingbird was born. A folding bike that is comfortable to ride, looks good, is easy to fold and carry and weighs in at an astounding 6.7kg. To put that in perspective, that’s the same as two normal weight domestic cats! Continue reading

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