Design Engineering News

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

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29/01/2015

Novel materials to be developed for use in space to help protect spacecraft and crew

Magna Parva has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency to develop novel materials for use in space to help protect spacecraft and its crew. The project will develop laminated materials, which provide more protection per kilogram than current options.  Read More

28/01/2015

Robots to the rescue

A miniaturised rescue robot is being developed by a team of eight final year engineering students at the University of Warwick. The Miniature Urban Search and Rescue (M-USAR) robot is designed to investigate areas that are too dangerous or inaccessible for rescue personnel.  Read More

28/01/2015

Turing's academic partners

Vince Cable has named the five universities selected to lead the Alan Turing Institute.   Read More

28/01/2015

National college for skills

The Government intends to work with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and with the EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, to establish a National College for Advanced Manufacturing that will identify the needs of industry and develop training provision to meet those needs. This will be based on autonomous institutions working together under the umbrella of a common National College framework.  Read More

27/01/2015

Metal adhesive can be used in temperatures of up to 180°C

Industrial adhesives developer DELO has developed a metal adhesive for electric motors that is said to combine a broad temperature range with fast and simple production processes.  Read More

27/01/2015

Copco's custom compressor centre completed

Atlas Copco's Systems Hemel Hempstead custom engineering workshop was officially reopened following the completion of a £680,000 upgrade.   Read More

27/01/2015

Buckyballs set to enable a 26% increase in insulation breakdown voltage

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have discovered that the plastic insulation used in high voltage cables can withstand a voltage 26% higher if nanometre sized carbon balls are added. This, says the team, could result in enormous efficiency gains in the power grids of the future.  Read More

27/01/2015

3D printing market booms

The 3D printing market surpassed $1bn in revenues during 2012 and growth is expected to continue through all target sectors to reach $20bn by 2025.  Read More

26/01/2015

Lockheed Martin adopts 3D visualisation

Defence giant Lockheed Martin has installed a virtual reality system in its UK facility to help the design and review of a major land vehicle being developed. The ActiveWall by virtual reality (VR) company Virtalis will enable engineers to view 3D CAD models in a more realistic physical environment and improve time to market.  Read More

23/01/2015

Upstream learning

Every week up to March this year, ABB is opening the doors of its Aberdeen facility to apprentices from the UK Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Technician Training Scheme.  Read More

23/01/2015

Gold spheres can drill holes in ceramic materials

Nanotechnologists of the University of Twente have discovered that spherical gold particles, when heated, can 'drill' nanometre diameter tunnels in ceramic materials. The team believes this could be an easy way to equip chips with nanopores; for DNA analysis, for example.   Read More

23/01/2015

Racing the thermals

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing team called upon FLIR Systems during the 2014 Formula One season to help them gather critical temperature data for a variety of trackside and factory activities.  Read More

22/01/2015

Hardide adds US manufacturing facility

Surface coating specialist Hardide Coatings is investing £4.5million in a US manufacturing plant to support customers in the oil and gas, aerospace, flow control and advanced engineering markets. The investment follows a recent increase in the capacity of Hardide's UK facility in Bicester.   Read More

22/01/2015

National college for skills

The Government intends to work with the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and with the EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, to establish a National College for Advanced Manufacturing that will identify the needs of industry and develop training provision to meet those needs. This will be based on autonomous institutions working together under the umbrella of a common National College framework.  Read More

21/01/2015

Project launched to half the weight of car exhaust pipes

A project to cut the weight of car exhausts in half is being supported by a grant from the Niche Vehicle Network's Research and Development Programme. Experts from JSE-UK, Unipart Eberspächer and Coventry University - in conjunction with a local high-performance vehicle manufacturer - plan to design and make exhaust systems weighing just 20kg through an intense six-month project.   Read More

20/01/2015

'Extraordinary new surfaces' created with laser pulses

By 'zapping' ordinary metals with femtosecond laser pulses, researchers from the University of Rochester say they have created 'extraordinary new surfaces' that absorb light, repel water and clean themselves. The multifunctional materials could find use in durable, low maintenance solar collectors and sensors, says the team. ?  Read More

20/01/2015

Electron microscope to simulate effects of radiation damage on materials

A £1million project at the University of Huddersfield is likely to provide the nuclear power industry with data to ensure that future generations of reactors and radioactive waste storage solutions are safe and reliable.   Read More

20/01/2015

Molecular motors use light, store energy

A team at CNRS' Institut Charles Sadron led by Prof Nicolas Giuseppone from the Université de Strasbourg, has made a polymer gel that can contract through the action of artificial molecular motors. When activated by light, these nanoscale motors twist the polymer chains in the gel, which contracts by several centimetres. The new material can also store the light energy absorbed.   Read More

20/01/2015

Optical fibre used to create pyrometer

Optical fibre is normally used to transmit information, but a group of researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has developed a technique that makes it possible to use optic fibre as a thermometer in extreme industrial environments.   Read More

20/01/2015

Less toxic fuel cells

A new fuel cell concept is set to enhance efficiency while simultaneously removing hazardous heavy metal ions.  Read More

19/01/2015

Functional materials to get £20 million boost for 10 UK research and development projects

Ten new research projects that will advance the UK's manufacturing capability, develop new and exciting functional materials, and accelerate the translation of the science of functional materials through to application have been announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  Read More

16/01/2015

Amphibious vehicle benefits from large composite moulding

Morgan Advanced Materials has helped in the design and development of a highly innovative amphibious vehicle. Nuneaton based Gibbs Technologies has developed the Humdinga, a 6.7m long utility vehicle for potential use in a number of sectors.  Read More

15/01/2015

Scottish steel market set for expansion

Following a successful first 18 months for Barrett's Tube Division in Scotland, the company has announced a major investment north of the border with the launch of Barrett Steel Scotland.  Read More

14/01/2015

Composite wrap being used to repair metal pipes

A composite wrap is being used to repair metal pipework on site without the need of hot curing.  Read More

13/01/2015

Prototype battery-powered train begins test programme

Britain's first battery-powered train is being put through its paces in a series of on-track trials – a move that could ultimately lead to a fleet of battery-powered trains running on Britain's rail network. The trains could be used to replace the current diesel-powered fleet of trains currently used on lines that are not economically viable to electrify.  Read More

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