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22/08/2014
Planes to get 'smart skin' that can detect damage

A so-called 'smart skin' – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can 'feel' changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement.

Engineers at BAE Systems are working to develop the technology so that aircraft health can be monitored in real time, before any big problems occur. The idea is that sensory information is captured by the Smart Skin, transmitted wirelessly to a remote operator and displayed on the user ...
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Chainflex cables

19/08/2014

igus has expanded and improved its chainflex CF211 and CF111.D series of measuring cables for ...  Read More


Permanent magnetic couplings

05/08/2014

The GMDO, available now from JBJ Techniques, is a permanent magnet coupling designed to transmit ...  Read More


Brushless rotary dc motor

29/07/2014

A larger, more powerful brushless rotary DC motor said to provide exceptional power to weight ...  Read More


Thermal imaging camera

18/07/2014

Micro-Epsilon's latest thermal imaging camera, the thermoIMAGER TIM 640, is able to record ...  Read More

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Building a driverless future

14/08/2014

Once purely the preserve of science fiction, the driverless vehicle is increasingly a reality and ...  Read More


Reacting to regulations

14/08/2014

The management of materials has become vital for engineering businesses. One of the main reasons is ...  Read More


Method bonds cermaic faster

14/08/2014

An innovative and powerful ceramic-to-ceramic bonding technique has been developed specifically for ...  Read More


PLM helps F1 team go for ...

14/08/2014

It is difficult to think back to the days when reams of paper drawings consumed rooms, along with ...  Read More

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Cheaper 3D printed parts

20/08/2014

Engineers from the University of Sheffield have found a way to make 3D printed parts lighter and ...  Read More


3D shapes from sketches

18/08/2014

A graphics system developed at the University of British Columbia is said to allow complex 3D ...  Read More

Coffee Time Challenge

Saved by the bell?

14/08/2014

We all know the grinding frustration of waiting in for an important delivery or service. Often one takes half a day off work because the company or tradesperson can only offer the vaguest of windows in which they may arrive, only for us to have to pop out into the garden or some other remote part ...  Read More

Matt Hyne 15/08/2014
Good morning, A solution that occurs to me for this issue's coffee time challenge is so simple i can only assume it already exists; a bell that calls through to your mobile and then allows communication with the bell user either to indicate you are on your way, or an alternative delivery arrangement/drop point/neighbour. Thanks, Matt  Read More

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An unhealthy situation

14/08/2014

The recent report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers entitled 'Biomedical engineering: ...  Read More


The lessons of experience

11/07/2014

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


A fitting tribute

13/06/2014

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

09/06/2014

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

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Jo Coleman, ETI

14/08/2014

The UK needs to introduce new forms of energy storage says the woman responsible for the strategic ...  Read More


Alex Burns, CEO, Millbrook

11/07/2014

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


Eugen Elmiger, Maxon Motor

13/06/2014

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


Al Peasland, Red Bull ...

15/05/2014

We talk to the man responsible for making sure the Formula One team Infiniti Red Bull Racing is ...  Read More

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