The latest technology is at the forefront of engineering design, here you will find articles covering a range of topics such as design software and rapid prototyping.
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A drive designed for precise and dynamic applications
Advances in cold forming allow high precision components to be made from stainless steel in one shot
Aluminium alloys and metal matrix composites can be joined without loss of shear strength.
How modern engineering has brought a promising engine concept to reality
A pneumatic actuator could deliver fast and powerful pulses that drown out the the noise of jet engines.
A new approach to virtual reality promises to be the most realistic so far.
Replacing steel balls or rollers with a controlled magnetic force offers a radical option to designers of bearing systems.
A totally new approach to the design of pumps claims much higher size to output performance than comparable models.
a tiny valve that takes modularity and ease of use to new levels
A novel way of sensing presence or absence of objects, an improvement over existing methods.
A low cost and non destructive way of absorbing impacts
A low cost combined linear motor and gas compressor
A process that takes rapid prototyping to new levels and allows the fabrication of moulds that are impossible to create by other means.
Tom Shelley reports on a novel way of extracting energy from wind and water that saves cost by bending with the flow instead of trying to stand up to it