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

IET launches women in engineering exhibition

A thought-provoking exhibition will be launched at IET London: Savoy Place which celebrates and showcases women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The launch coincides with ...

Robot masters human balancing act

Engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin have successfully demonstrated a novel approach to human-like balance in a biped robot.

Robotic musical instruments for children, elderly

The University of Manchester’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has partnered with the Hallé Orchestra to develop a completely new, electronically controlled, acoustic instrument for ...

Spinning towards the future of electric aviation

Australian electric propulsion company, magniX has successfully tested its 350 horsepower all-electric motor with an aircraft propeller mounted for the first time on a Cessna ‘Iron Bird’.

Meaning-Centred Design Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist of 18 shortlisted finalists in six categories for the first Meaning-Centred Design Awards has been unveiled. The awards recognise designs that radically innovate what things mean to ...

Automation made easy with modular motion concept

igus’ robolink Apiro is a modular motion system which enables design engineers to develop low-cost automation systems. Consisting of three lubrication-free worm gears for standard movement, inverted ...

Material shifts shape using heat and light

A material developed by engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli before reverting to its original form.

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3D printed PPE

Stratasys has announced a global mobilisation of the company’s 3D printing ...