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Additive manufacturing the focus of £13m R&D project

GKN Aerospace is leading a consortium of UK companies and universities to explore how additive manufacturing (AM) can be used to cut the weight of aircraft parts by 50%.

The £13million Horizon project involves Renishaw, Delcam and the Universities of Sheffield and Warwick. It is being backed by the UK's Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI). The partners will work together to create viable new production processes that unlock innovations in low drag, high performance wing designs ...
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ETH electro cylinders


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3D printing: Beyond the hype


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Designing the Type 26


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DDM takes flight


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Bloodhound cockpit unveiled


Described by driver Andy Green as his '1,000mph office', the Bloodhound SSC's new cockpit is a true ...  Read More

Self-healing polymers


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Avoiding the fiddly-factor


Ergonomics has become a major factor in modern engineering product design. This was, however, not always the case which means many older mechanisms can be difficult to use and in need of improvement.

A good example is the humble zip After more than 100 years, the zip is still used ...
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The lessons of experience


The opportunity to share information, experience and technical know-how is at the heart of any good ...  Read More

A fitting tribute


As I write this, it is still a week before June 6th, which (as I'm sure you know) is the 70th ...  Read More

Surface finish of AM parts


One of the drawbacks of Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing (3DP) is the quality of the ...  Read More

The importance of ...


British engineering leads the world in fields ranging from engineering design to aerospace and ...  Read More

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Alex Burns, CEO, Millbrook


The new man in charge of Millbrook Proving Ground is overseeing some major changes for the company. ...  Read More

Eugen Elmiger, Maxon Motor


An emphasis on highly-specialised, high-quality product is the key to maxon motor's future, as Paul ...  Read More

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Jez Gibson-Harris


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