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3D printed embedded sensors in robotic actuators

Researchers have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices has been able to sense and respond to the ...






UK Rail sector to deliver £92m Centres of Excellence

The UK rail sector has launched the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) a ground-breaking partnership between the rail industry and eight universities to deliver four world class Centres ...


Wearable 3D system supports visually impaired users

In cooperation with the CDTM institute of the Technical University of Munich, FRAMOS has developed a wearable that uses real-time 3D technology to support visually impaired people in daily life. The ...


Laser fabric that can cure skin diseases

Chronic skin conditions such as Actinic Keratosis, Paget’s disease, psoriasis, acne, and other diseases like baby jaundice can now be treated in a single appointment, thanks to a wearable laser that ...


Dyson expands plans for electric cars

Back in September, James Dyson announced that his company had been working on an electric vehicle (EV) design since 2015 and that it would be “radically different” from current models. Despite no ...


UK’s first robotics qualification launched

EAL has launched the UK’s first Level 3 vocational qualifications in robotics and automation to help businesses meet the demands of Industry 4.0. The certificate will allow engineers to install and ...


“Scientists and engineers are the real superheroes"

‘Choosing STEM, means the opportunity to do something life changing’, is the resounding message left with young people by global music artist, tech entrepreneur and STEM education advocate will.i.am ...



Round-the-clock power from smart bowties

A device that is able to tap into the infrared radiation cause by sunlight, as well as waste heat from industrial processes has been developed. The team at King Abdullah University of Science and ...






Self-repairing ceramic for aircraft engines

Japanese researchers claim to have developed a ceramic material that self-repairs cracks in just one minute and could drastically change manufacturing methods for the transportation industry.


GE’s latest metal 3D printer is 10 times faster

Latest 3D printing technology from GE’s Additive department, called binder jet, has reduced the time taken to iterate prototypes of a complex component for CFM International’s LEAP jet engine. GE ...





The inclusivity campaign launch: the round up

January 22, 2018, saw the long-awaited inclusivity campaign launched at Manor Grove, in Handsworth, Birmingham, as a direct response to addressing the UK's engineering skills gap. Hosted by the Made ...



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Industry 4.0

According to industrial supplier, ERIKS UK, data security concerns have the ...