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Less stress from wind revolution

As far as design of wind turbines is concerned, the market is matured and has settled on a limited range of blade profiles. But a fundamental change in the structure of these blades, developed by a ...



Manufacturing technological transformation in 2017

We are in the middle of a technological revolution that is transforming how goods are manufactured. And this transformation is not just felt on the factory floor. Customers are demanding an ...


Best mates in interconnected world

Any platform that has an automatic annual upgrade can suffer from the perception that small steps have been taken in its evolutionary path - there is no big platform name change to signify more ...




Built for battle - Robot Wars' revamped House Robots

The return of Robot Wars to our screens this summer had completely re-engineered house robots, which were needed to keep up with the competition. Justin Cunningham finds out how the technology has ...


Innovation in another dimension

The Engineering Design Show caters for all aspects of engineering design under one roof in an easy to navigate, dynamic environment. The workshops and conferences will feature inspirational speakers ...


Laid back approach to aerodynamic drive

Designing a sports car starts with making it look good. Or does it? Elemental started with aerodynamics and it resulted in a fundamental shift in the driving position. Tim Fryer reports


Right platform for every train

Successive Governments have seen the virtues of having a competent rail system and have invested accordingly. Such investments might not appear evident to the Leader of the Opposition, who failed to ...


Still king of the skies

It’s an icon of British engineering prowess and ingenuity, and still turns heads 80 years on. Justin Cunningham finds out why they really don’t make them like they used too.


Optimised starting position

Design optimisation has been adopted by the automotive industry in its quest to lightweight. But now, as Tim Fryer reports, the technology is finding wider appeal.


Digging the new breed

When you already have your place in history for a particular design, is it easier to evolve what you have rather than diversify and innovate? Tim Fryer went to visit JCB to see how it is keeping it ...


Seamless design for smart models

Increasingly designs have electronics at their core, but importing electronic CAD into mechanical models can be clunky at best. Tim Fryer reports on a package aiming to challenge that.


Science behind the gold rush

Great Britain had a phenomenally successful Olympic Games in 2012, winning 65 medals (29 golds). It was our most successful Games since London first hosted the event in 1908. But although the home ...


Gaming drives automotive design

The automotive industry is turning to video game companies to try to develop ways to design and manufacture vehicles. Tom Austin-Morgan reports on the launch of the Digital Engineering and Test ...


It IS rocket science

For an aerospace company, the complexities of propulsion systems had previously meant trial and error was the only way of producing reliable rockets. It has starting partnering with a software ...