Technology

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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Aluminium makes it onto the circuit

Printed circuit boards can be constructed from alternating layers of aluminium and aluminium oxide, using a new manufacturing process.

















Working on the chain gang

Lubrication is a necessity for chain systems - but what about sensitive applications, such as food production, where lubricant may be undesirable?



Rotary engines turn the corner

Reciprocating engines could find themselves replaced by a rotary engine that overcomes the drawbacks inherent in previous designs




Charged film feels the pinch

An electromechanical film, which can measure the heartbeat of a person touching it, promises a wide application base.



Putting gears onto a new planet

Self-aligning bearings from SKF have helped Italian engineers to redesign a gearbox, making it cheaper and much less complex