The latest technology is at the forefront of engineering design, here you will find articles covering a range of topics such as design software and rapid prototyping.
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Some technologies which claim to break physical laws
Materials make aeroplanes lighter and easier to manufacture
We report on a device that will improve the quality of life for one in ten of the world's population
Bellows arrangement positions light loads very accurately
A way of projecting sound that makes audible waves by combining two inaudible ones
'Photonic crystal' cuts signal losses in optical systems
Portable electronic products - from cameras to measurement devices - could benefit from a compact data storage method
Ceramic ball reduces wear and ensures that bearing raceways last longer
The latest progress of an aeroplane whose design stretches back 30 years
Aluminium foams have expanded into applications involving impact absorption.
Printed circuit boards can be constructed from alternating layers of aluminium and aluminium oxide, using a new manufacturing process.
A non contact measurement device that will suit the most arduous applications
An engine design that claims to combine the advantages piston and rotary engines
Pneumatic systems are becoming much more clever
'Fit and forget valve technology promises longer lifetime operations
How modern products can benefit from a movement effect first noticed in 1910
Designers have found that taking to the air can be cheaper than taking to the water
A visualisation technique that does away with screens
A mould that 'massages' the faults out of injection moulded parts is ready for commercialisation
Foamed metals are strong, rigid, fire and impact resistant, and a fraction of the weight of their conventional counterparts.
Plastics are finding their way into medical applications as never before.
Improved catalysts - both synthetic and natural - will enhance the production of new and improved plastics