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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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06/03/2015

Rig is customised for advanced radar assembly and test

LG Motion was commissioned to supply Airbus Defence and Space, Portsmouth.  Read More

06/03/2015

CBI reports a squeeze on primary school science

The CBI reveals today the obstacles that primary schools and teachers have to overcome to inspire future generations of scientists and engineers. It is publishing new research showing that the majority of primary teachers believe science has become less of a curriculum priority, with over a third of schools now providing less than the recommended two hours of science education a week.  Read More

06/03/2015

Science teaching in primary schools 'less of a priority', says CBI report

A survey conducted by the CBI has concluded that science has become less of a curriculum priority in primary schools. Its survey, conducted in association with Brunel University, found that more than a third of schools now provide less than the recommended two hours of science education a week.  Read More

05/03/2015

Technogym and Audi test drive the feel-good car

At this year's Geneva International Motor Show, Italdesign Giugiaro will present a luxury vehicle that soothes and relaxes the driver.  Read More

05/03/2015

House of Lords advocates the UK drone industry

A House of Lords report (available online today) urges Europe and the UK to embrace the drone industry, and the 150,000 potential jobs it offers by 2050.   Read More

04/03/2015

Polymer framework is approved for dental work

Dental laboratories and dentists are now able to create precise, custom-fit crowns and bridges using the JUVORA dental disc.  Read More

04/03/2015

Professional-quality 3D printer prototypes affordably

Offering professional-quality specifications and, according to RS Components, exceptional print output, the IdeaWerk 3D printer costs £599, priced to attract electronics engineers, enthusiasts and students.  Read More

04/03/2015

Valve raises a cheer for keg transportation

A one-way PET beer keg has been created by Dispack Projects, supported by Quadrant Creative Molding & Systems (Quadrant CMS), with a recyclable valve system, designed as a cost-effective and easy-to-transport alternative to traditional stainless steel kegs.   Read More

04/03/2015

Demand drives graphite market to reach US$ 17.56billion

Market data published in a report by Persistence Market Research, Global Market Study on Graphite: Battery Segment To Witness Highest Growth by 2020, the global graphite market was valued at $13.62billion in 2013 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2014 to 2020, to reach $17.56billion in 2020.  Read More

03/03/2015

Schaeffler's Roger Evans MBE wins Manufacturing Champion Award

Roger Evans MBE, managing director, Schaeffler (UK), has won the Manufacturing Champion Award, in the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.  Read More

03/03/2015

Mobile x-ray equipment reduces size and weight

Swedish company Solutions for tomorrow have developed mobile X-ray equipment, where both the size and the charging time of the batteries have been minimised.  Read More

03/03/2015

Skunk Works sniffs out next-gen surfboards

Hutchinson Engineering have collaborated with entrepreneurs Ricky and Chris Martin of The Skunk Works Surfboard Company, to design the next generation of surfboards.   Read More

02/03/2015

Graphene components lightens the load for Hugo Boss sailing team

Graphene materials company, Haydale, will collaborate with Alex Thomson Racing ("ATR") the Hugo Boss-sponsored extreme sailing team to incorporate graphene enhanced materials to improve the strength and stiffness of structures within the boat to keep it light, yet strong.  Read More

02/03/2015

Innovate invests £6million to seek smart materials

Innovate UK and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will invest up to £6million in collaborative R&D projects for smart materials.  Read More

27/02/2015

Bamboo bike uses flax and wood composite

The UK company, Guapa Cycles designs and engineers wood composite bicycles – an alternative to carbon - for use in the harsh conditions of surf and snow sports.   Read More

27/02/2015

RWTH Aachen University opens department for joining technology

Already representing nine research institutes, RWTH Aachen University is to open a department for joining technology early this year.  Read More

27/02/2015

Creating smart products from smart materials

In a competition that will open for registration on 16 March 2015, Innovate UK in partnership with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will invest up to £6 million in collaborative R&D projects.  Read More

26/02/2015

Additive manufacturing data protects IP to accelerate design

Intended to overcome the substantial data challenges of developing additively-manufactured parts, Granta Design has announced the release of GRANTA MI:Additive Manufacturing software.  Read More

26/02/2015

Mouser teams with Grant Imahar to issue robotics challenge

Semiconductor and electronic components distributor, Mouser Electronics, has partnered with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara in its Empowering Innovation Together programme.  Read More

24/02/2015

Siemens showcases digital factory for Industrie 4.0

German Chancellor Merkel visits Siemens' electronics factory in Amberg, which is described as paving the way for Industrie 4.0.  Read More

24/02/2015

Venus Space camera is ready for integration

Elbit Systems has delivered the Venus Space Camera to the French Space Agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES).   Read More

24/02/2015

Robotoic prototype offers social, collaborative care

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have developed a prototype of a social robot in the ACCOMPANY (Acceptable Robotics Companions for Ageing Years) project.   Read More

23/02/2015

3D printer doubles as a scanner

Believed to be the first all-in-one 3D printer, the Blacksmith Genesis is a printer and scanner in one package.  Read More

23/02/2015

Auxillary arm of joints and drive unit is driven by robotic technology

A video from igus shows how its robolink technology is used to create an auxillary arm for wheelchair users.  Read More

23/02/2015

Porsche awards GKN Driveline for eAxle in its plug-in hybrid supercar

Porsche has awarded GKN Driveline the status of Technology Partner for its development of a high-performance eAxle for the 918 Spyder, a plug-in hybrid supercar.   Read More

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