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

Seminar on plastic gears

For design engineers interested in learning about plastic and polymer composite gears, the British Mechanical Power Transmission Association (BMPTA) is holding a seminar on the subject next month. ...

British hydrogen car unveiled

A car powered by hydrogen that was unveiled earlier this month could spell the end for the conventional motor car, its backers claimed. Dean Palmer reports

New report addresses problem of waste

Although, it is evident that NO treatment method can render the disposal of the volume and content of today’s waste streams sustainable, it’s equally clear that some technologies have a much lower ...

Britain takes to the wind

The DTI today released proposals for the next generation of offshore windfarms to provide up to 6GW (gigawatts) of new energy generation by 2010, enough to power 15% of all households in the United ...

Free guide for solving variable speed drive problems

A new, free guide for installing power drive systems has just been published by Gambica to help companies overcome some of the problems associated with the installation of industrial variable speed ...

National award for low carbon innovators

The Carbon Trust, in association with the Sunday Telegraph, last month announced the launch of a major national award scheme for companies that are taking "imaginative steps or developing new ...

Positive outlook for jobs

Employer hiring intentions for the UK manufacturing look encouraging, according to the latest figures from employment specialist Manpower. Compared to the same quarter last year and the last quarter ...

Plastic Logic chief receives knighthood

Professor Richard Friend, Chief Scientist of Plastic Logic, the subject of Eureka's September 2002 cover story, has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List

Worm gear helps astronomers with Big Bang theory

Rochdale-based machine tool and precision gear specialist Holroyd is playing a major role in helping astronomers investigate the 'Big Bang' theory for the global evolution of the universe. Dean ...

Promising outlook for UK engineering

Despite continuing to operate in very challenging economic conditions, the outlook for UK manufacturing and engineering firms is brighter. Dean Palmer reports

Engineering institutions plan to combine

Three of the UK’s largest engineering institutions are seriously considering combining to create a single body with over a quarter of a million members.

Mars Express set to go

Just before midnight on 2 June (23:45 local time, 18:45UK) a Soyuz rocket operated by Starsem will lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, and Mars Express will be on its way

Linear motor sizing made easy

For machine designers who need to quickly test alternative designs in depth, without having to perform lots of manual calculations, Quin Systems is now offering a free linear motor sizing software ...

Concept car glows in the dark

Ford has come up with the idea of a concept car that uses LED lights to change body panel colors, intensity and frequency

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