Complying with new EU environmental and safety regulations has posed challenges for manufacturing, and they aren’t all focused on how waste is dealt with, and ensuring health and safety at all stages of production. The nature of the products has had to change in the items produced, along with the raw materials that can be used in their construction.
Mechanical engineering has found ways to not only make the production process safer for the people directly involved, but also build things that are better and safer. Batteries are a good example. Not so long ago the batteries used in laptops contained dangerous chemicals. They weren’t very effective, nor were they easy to dispose of. The WEEE directive was introduced to combat the latter problem, and now Read more