ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PART 3: ENGINEERING INSTITUTIONS

My colleague Andrew Livesey MA CEng MIMechE is an engineering lecturer and author. This is part 3 of 3 articles by him on his personal views about Engineering Education and Training – he takes three themes – engineering jobs, engineering education courses and engineering institutions. In the two previous articles I discussed first engineering jobs then engineering education, this article continues the theme looking at … Continue reading ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PART 3: ENGINEERING INSTITUTIONS

ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PART 2: FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

My colleague Andrew Livesey MA CEng MIMechE is an engineering lecturer and author. This is part 2 of 3 articles by him on his personal views about Engineering Education and Training – he takes three themes – engineering jobs, engineering education courses and engineering institutions. In the last article we looked at engineering jobs, how they have changed very quickly and the absence of a … Continue reading ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PART 2: FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PART 1: ENGINEERING JOBS

My colleague Andrew Livesey MA CEng MIMechE is an engineering lecturer and author. This is part 1 of 3 articles by him on his personal views about Engineering Education and Training – he takes three themes – engineering jobs, engineering education courses and engineering institutions. In the past 25 years engineering has gone through a complete radical, but invisible change. This is a change which is … Continue reading ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PART 1: ENGINEERING JOBS

BRITISH COATINGS FEDERATION CROWNED UK’S BEST TRADE ASSOCIATION

Article Source: The Manufacturer British Coatings Federation (BCF) has retained its titles as Trade Association of the Year at the Trade Association Forum’s 2018 Best Practice Awards; The Manufacturer sat down with CEO, Tom Bowtell. CEO Tom Bowtell (center left) is pictured as BCF pick up Trade Association of the Year 2018 – image courtesy of BCF. The British Coatings Federation represents over 140 members, … Continue reading BRITISH COATINGS FEDERATION CROWNED UK’S BEST TRADE ASSOCIATION

VIDEO: HOW CAN SMES LEVERAGE THE ‘AMAZON OF MANUFACTURING’?

Article Source: The Manufacturer Dave Falkingham, Senior Director, Euronorth Sales, Dassault Systémes, explains how the 3DExperience Marketplace opens up new possibilities and improves competitive advantage, speed and efficiency for manufacturers within this new global trading network. Digitalisation is a core component of the Industrial Renaissance currently revolutionising manufacturing. It has become a driving force to innovate, produce, sell and service products. This ebook explores each … Continue reading VIDEO: HOW CAN SMES LEVERAGE THE ‘AMAZON OF MANUFACTURING’?

UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR FUTURE MOBILITY SIMULATION

Article Source: The Engineer The government has announced a £12.1 million funding package to support six simulation and modelling projects for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and future mobility.  Part of the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, the projects will feature a range of industrial, academic and government partners across six separate consortiums, with work focused on the safety, testing and certification of CAVs. The … Continue reading UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR FUTURE MOBILITY SIMULATION

THE UK MANUFACTURING CENTRE LEADING THE WAY IN ADVANCED STRUCTURAL TESTING

Article Source: The Engineer The AMRC’s Advanced Structural Testing Centre in Sheffield is helping to support local innovators with global potential. Mike Excell reports. The ASTC helps organisations prove their technologies and achieve certification Design it, make it – and prove that it’s right. It’s a philosophy that underpins any successful manufacturing project, so when Sheffield-based steel fabricator A K Orme and Sons landed a … Continue reading THE UK MANUFACTURING CENTRE LEADING THE WAY IN ADVANCED STRUCTURAL TESTING

‘GAME-CHANGING’ SUCTION BUCKET FOUNDATION HELPS INSTALL TURBINES IN RECORD TIME

Article Source: IMechE The turbines stand serenely over the North Sea, fixed on top of the suction bucket jacket foundations (Credit: TVP Film & Multimedia Ltd) They were once called ‘monstrous,’ by US President Donald Trump, and constructing the turbines of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland was certainly a monster-sized challenge. But installation of the … Continue reading ‘GAME-CHANGING’ SUCTION BUCKET FOUNDATION HELPS INSTALL TURBINES IN RECORD TIME

THE SELF-TAUGHT ENGINEER WHO BUILT HIS SON AN ARM

Article Source: IMechE Ben Ryan tells Lee Williams about his rollercoaster mission to build a better arm for his infant son, Sol.   At the limb centre in Wrexham a 12-month-old boy is about to have a cast taken for his first prosthetic arm. The prosthetist instructs his assistant to hold the boy still. In his 40 years doing the job, he has never had … Continue reading THE SELF-TAUGHT ENGINEER WHO BUILT HIS SON AN ARM

SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED A WAY TO MAKE WOOD AS STRONG AS STEEL

Article Source: KILINGE Scientists have developed a new type of “super wood” that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood – and this innovation could potentially become a natural and inexpensive substitute for steel and other materials. Key to the new wood’s superpowers is a special chemical treatment followed by a heated compression process. The resulting chemical bonds make the wood … Continue reading SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED A WAY TO MAKE WOOD AS STRONG AS STEEL