Test and Measurement Equipment

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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.



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 ...


Car design in the bright lights

Everyday engineering design solutions are emerging from the sci-fi environment of the synchrotron – a facility that takes x-ray based measurements to a new, brighter level.


How do you design-in reliability?

While there is an expectation that a product will be reliable over its (long) life, the market still demands value for money. Design engineers, claims Jean-Louis Evans, must therefore use test ...


Riding the future

A UK company has launched one of the more controversial products of recent times in a hope to bring best practice to an emerging market. Justin Cunningham finds out more about the engineering effort ...


Accelerating train design

It may not be fastest vehicle on rails but Train Zero is speeding up Bombardier’s development of the next generation of rolling stock, as it readies itself for the opening of Crossrail. Tim Fryer ...


Understanding the thermal issue

Temperature is a key measurement parameter in controlling the quality of glass or glass products. Conventional thermal imagers with spectral wavelengths of 8-14µm do not measure accurately the ...


WMG invests in low carbon mobility research

Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick has invested in an LDS V8 combo shaker, to support its government-funded research into low carbon mobility.





Tools for successful bearing application

Measurement is a key ingredient to successful bearing application and anything that ensures the correct angles and alignment will have a positive impact on the end result.





Ship builders sight automated inspection

A non-contact laser profile displacement sensor is playing a pivotal role in the development of an automatic inspection system to assess the surface and weld quality of ships structures.


Handheld, affordable 3D scanners make the leap

As the 3D printing revolution has gathered pace, so too has the requirement for 3D scanners. The ability to scan an object quickly and easily and then reproduce it on a 3D printer is not merely the ...




Latest developments in flowmeters

Flowmeters measure the amount of liquid, gas or vapour that passes through them. However, there all attempts to generalise about this technology end. There are many types of flowmeter, each with its ...