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



A billion euros to help Europe fly

Large amounts of money are available from Europe to assist commercial development, especially in aerospace, but time to apply for the next funding round is short. Tom Shelley reports


Simple savings on screen

Energy savings calculation can be a pain and may, in some cases be the primary cause for companies not adapting more efficient technology


A multitude of youthful engineers

Three times as many schools and four times as many pupils have signed up to take the new GCSE in Engineering, official figures revealed today.


Improve profits through people

Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt urges businesses to unlock the potential of their most valuable asset - the people who work for them




Aerospace to move forward

A new report on how the UK Aerospace industry can move forward over the next twenty years has been welcomed by the Government


Six-way audio

An internet audio player offers six sound sources from internet radio, through MP3 to CD. Mark Fletcher reports



New training courses aimed at firms moving to 3D CAD

For manufacturing companies looking to take advantage of technology developments by moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems, specialist training firm and authorised Autodesk trainer Smallpeice Enterprises, ...


Jaguar unveils 2003 challenger

The Jaguar Racing team has unveiled its 2003 challenger, the Jaguar R4 - more of a conventional and less adventurous design than last year's. Mark Fletcher reports


Teco cuts motor design time by 50%

Motor manufacturer Teco Electric & Machinery has slashed the time it takes to design new products by 50% using IBM Dassault’s 3D CAD software, Catia v5. Dean Palmer reports



Money for aerospace engineering

€1075million has been allocated to the Aeronautics and Space Research Theme of the 6th Framework Programme. The 1st Calls for Proposals close on March 20th 2003.




Easy-to-select industrial computers cut design time

Control system designers who normally spend hours selecting, customising and integrating industrial computers and monitors into their project designs should take a look at Allen Bradley’s VersaView ...


Phase out for consolidation

Parker Hannifin Corporation's Electromechanical Division is to phase out manufacturing at its Poole plant. Mark Fletcher reports


Royal Mint coins it in with new variable AC drives

After replacing its nine coin presses with DoL starters and AC variable drives, South Wales based Royal Mint has managed to improve the manufacturing output of each press by 50%. Dean Palmer reports


High strength steel keeps passengers in place

Designers of the centre seat assembly on Volvo’s new XC90 vehicle have solved their initial weight and safety problems by using an alternative material for the securing beam, high strength steel. ...



New sterile seal perfect for pharmaceutical use

A new pump seal for hygiene-critical applications, designed for continuous production runs and to keep expensive downtime to a minimum, actually eliminates contamination traps in a way quite unlike ...


Nanotechnology: road to great things or grey goo?

In a new report, a team at the University of Sheffield funded by the Economic and Social Research Council investigates the scientific reality behind nanotechnology and looks at the hopes and fears ...


Magnetic valves reach 8 billion

Two of the fast, bistable pneumatic valves described in Eureka's February 2002 edition article have reached 8 billion cycles in a 24 hour 7 day life test. Tom Shelley reports

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Unreal space station

Epic Games has provided NASA with its Unreal Engine real-time visualisation platform ...


Marble music machine

This incredibly complex music box is the brainchild of Swedish musician Martin Molin ...