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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29/10/2014

HP claims its technology will reduce the cost of 3D printing ‘by a factor of 10’

Hewlett-Packard is set to enter the 3D printer market with a device based on a new technology called Multijet Fusion, but products won't appear on the market until 2016.   Read More

28/10/2014

3D printed bionic hand fitted to first patient

BEEAs winner Joel Gibbard has successfully fitted his low cost, 3D printed bionic hand to a 23-year-old UK man born without a right hand.  Read More

27/10/2014

HS3 rail link gets green light

Plans to build a high speed rail link in the north of England have been given the green light by Prime Minister David Cameron, following a report by HS2 boss Sir David Higgins.  Read More

27/10/2014

ALM process could slash cost of titanium aircraft parts

A new additive layer manufacturing (ALM) process is being developed which could reduce the costs and waste associated with producing complex titanium alloy components for aircraft.  Read More

27/10/2014

Engineering Design Show exceeds expectations

The 2014 Engineering Design Show attracted over 4,000 engineering professionals to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry between Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd October.  Read More

24/10/2014

Profession called to action on securing the future of engineering

Professional engineering institutions must better represent and develop engineers, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). In its report, The Universe of Engineering, the organisation said PEIs needed to use this as a springboard to attract more people into the profession.  Read More

23/10/2014

Export decline hits manufacturing growth

The recovery in British manufacturing continued in the three months to October, but the pace of growth slowed as new export orders declined, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.  Read More

23/10/2014

Car production reaches six-year high

UK car manufacturing saw its best year-to-date (January to September) performance since 2008, producing 1,132,017 units – up 0.6%.  Read More

23/10/2014

Jaguar Land Rover opens first overseas factory

Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first overseas manufacturing facility. The factory in China will make the Rover Evoque with Chery Automobile Company under the first Chinese-British automotive joint venture.  Read More

22/10/2014

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

20/10/2014

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

16/10/2014

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

16/10/2014

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

15/10/2014

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

14/10/2014

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

10/10/2014

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

10/10/2014

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

10/10/2014

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

09/10/2014

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

09/10/2014

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

07/10/2014

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

02/10/2014

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

30/09/2014

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

29/09/2014

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

25/09/2014

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

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