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The latest news from the fast-moving world of engineering design, including the latest innovations, applications and research information.

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Engineering Design Show gets under way

Over 4,000 design engineers will be gathering at the Engineering Design Show in Coventry over the next two days to learn about the latest innovations and trends shaping this fast moving sector.  Read More


Two days to go until the Engineering Design Show

In just two days time, the Engineering Design Show will open its doors to some of the biggest names in design and engineering. Have you registered yet?  Read More


Sensor tech could make car accidents obsolete

Volvo has developed a new safety feature that it believes has the potential to eliminate deaths and injuries by its cars and trucks by 2020.  Read More


Students frustrated by lack of tech in the classroom

More than half (52%) of UK school children want to pursue a career in STEM, but feel they are being held back from doing so by a lack of access to technology in the classroom.  Read More


Join us at the engineering event of the year

In less than a week's time, the Engineering Design Show will open its doors to some 4,000 design engineers and over 200 exhibitors.  Read More


Nanodiamonds boost wear resistance of nickel plating

Materials specialist Carbodeon has achieved a threefold improvement in the wear resistance of electroless nickel through the addition of nanodiamonds.  Read More


Automotive consultancy takes Grand Prix at 2014 BEEAs

Leading engineering consultancy and driveline solutions provider, Romax Technology, has won the Grand Prix prize at the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs), held today in London.  Read More


CBI warns ‘march of the makers’ could be halted

The opportunities for a renaissance in manufacturing, which could create 500,000 extra jobs by 2025, could be undermined if the UK's industrial strategy is not cemented for the long-term, the head of the CBI has warned.  Read More


BAE Systems announces possible job losses

BAE Systems has announced 440 potential managerial job losses within its Military Air & Information (MAI) business. It said the proposal was driven by the organisation's continuous drive for efficiency.  Read More


Exports and manufacturing growth slow

Domestic manufacturing sales and orders fell sharply in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest quarterly economic survey from the British Chambers of Commerce. Compared with Q2, they were down from +42% to +23% and from +41% to +24% respectively.  Read More


UK aerospace sector set for £160bn order book bonanza

The global aircraft order backlog has reached a new record following a bumper number of orders throughout August. The backlog, which now stands at 12,113 aircraft and 21,128 engines, could be worth up to £160bn to the UK, according to aerospace trade organisation ADS Group.  Read More


Are you protecting your designs?

If you want to know, in a straightforward and practical way, how to protect your designs and innovations, then make sure you visit the Engineering Design Show between 22-23 October.  Read More


Bloodhound fitted with Eurofighter Typhoon engine

A state of the art jet engine has been fitted to the chassis of the Bloodhound supersonic car, which will attempt to break the land speed record in 2016.  Read More


Stronger, lighter steel developed for automotive industry

Tata Steel has developed a new grade of steel for the automotive industry. The move is in response to market requirements for stronger and lighter steels.  Read More


Aerospace-grade composites made easy

A team from Loughborough University has come up with a method for machining aerospace-grade, carbon fibre-reinforced composites.  Read More


Millbrook invites companies to join Technology Park

Millbrook has been given planning permission to build a 24,900m2 Technology Park at its Bedfordshire site.  Read More


Engineering graduates are highest earners

Students graduating from engineering courses are among the highest earners, The Times Good University Guide 2015 shows.  Read More


Five reasons to attend the Engineering Design Show

The Engineering Design Show will be returning to Coventry's Ricoh Arena in just one month's time. The Show will give design engineers the chance to attend an event catering specifically to their needs, gaining access to high level conferences, free practical workshops and an exhibition demonstrating and promoting cutting edge technology and innovation from market leading suppliers.  Read More


Next-gen pylon to be made in UK

UK steel maker Mabey Bridge is to build the support towers for a new generation of pylon structures that could be rolled out across the UK network. The contract awarded by National Grid is for the first six T-shape pylons that are due to be trialled at a test facility in Nottinghamshire.   Read More


UK manufacturing growth holds up, but orders weaken – CBI

The UK's manufacturers had a mixed month in September, with production continuing to rise steadily but order books deteriorating, according to the CBI's latest Industrial Trends Survey.   Read More


EEF calls for rebalancing of economy

A call for Britain's political leaders to back policies that will rebalance the UK's economy has come from manufacturers' organisation, the EEF.  Read More


€1bn metals project launched

Lightweight alloys and metal composites are the focus of a new €1billion project being led by the European Space Agency.  Read More


Engineering firms gear up for £10bn HS2 contracts

British engineering companies are being invited to bid for up to £10billion worth of contracts to build England's new high speed rail network.  Read More


JLR invests in engine combustion research

Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to create two centres of excellence for engine combustion research at two leading UK universities.   Read More


Optimism growing among small manufacturers

Small manufacturers are set to make the most of the strengthening UK economy by focusing on domestic markets for their future growth, the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer suggests.  Read More

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