Engineers can no longer rely on intuition and experience to solve design problems. With product life cycles continuing to shrink and trends like additive manufacturing rapidly evolving, the pressure for companies to bring cutting-edge products to market is at an all-time high.
When deciding what materials to use, the future of engineering heavily relies on companies being able to embrace digitalisation, especially when looking to create the next generation of products.
In 2014, Apple was put under scrutiny following the eruption of ‘Bendgate’. Just six days after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released, reports claimed that the devices were bending as a result of the phones’ ‘weak’ enclosures.