‘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

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

£4M INITIATIVE LAUNCHES TO BRING SPACE TECHNOLOGY TO THE NHS

Article Source: IMechE Technology created for space missions could save lives on the NHS thanks to a £4m initiative. The money from the UK Space Agency will be split up to four ways, converting technology originally made for use in space, such as for exploration and satellite communications, into medical applications. Previous examples of space technology being adapted for NHS use include a pill camera … Continue reading £4M INITIATIVE LAUNCHES TO BRING SPACE TECHNOLOGY TO THE NHS

FEMALE ENGINEERS SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CHANGE THEIR PERSONALITIES TO GET BY

Article Source: FE News Peter Finegold is Head of Education in the Engineering Policy Unit of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers The most effective way of ensuring that women remain in engineering and technology is to create working environments where they feel free to be themselves. The UK Government’s Gender Pay Gap Review and the #MeTooanti-harassment campaign have highlighted the challenges women may face in the workplace. The … Continue reading FEMALE ENGINEERS SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CHANGE THEIR PERSONALITIES TO GET BY

LET’S BE BOLDER IN DELIVERING CHANGE

Article Source: The Engineer The UK is missing an historic opportunity to decarbonise its energy sector – but a whole system approach holds the answers, says Jonathan Chapman, UK managing director of Burns & McDonnell In March, the government announced that the UK’s carbon emissions from fossil fuels have declined to levels not seen since the end of the 19th century. These reductions are mostly … Continue reading LET’S BE BOLDER IN DELIVERING CHANGE

INSTITUTION’S RESPONSE TO THE GENDER PAY GAP IN THE ENGINEERING SECTOR

Article Source: IMechE Peter Finegold, Head of Education Policy at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said about the gender pay gap in the engineering sector: “Greater gender balance and diversity are essential for engineering organisations to become the highest performing companies they can be. Not only do businesses require the most talented employees, companies that embrace diverse experiences and points of view, have been shown … Continue reading INSTITUTION’S RESPONSE TO THE GENDER PAY GAP IN THE ENGINEERING SECTOR

THE TOP TEN SOLAR PHOTO-VOLTAIC PLANTS IN THE WORLD IN 2018

Article Source: IMechE The renewables boom has seen the capacity of solar power plants increasing – these are the 10 biggest solar photo-voltaic plants in the world In May 2016, we published a list of the ten biggest solar photovoltaic plants in the world, ranked by their capacity. Since then, interest in renewables have spiked, and a number of new projects have come online as countries … Continue reading THE TOP TEN SOLAR PHOTO-VOLTAIC PLANTS IN THE WORLD IN 2018

GOVERNMENT’S £184M INVESTMENT ‘TO TRAIN NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD-CLASS ENGINEERS’

Article Source: IMehcE A new £184m investment will help train “the next generation of world-class engineers and exceptional scientists at British universities,” business secretary Greg Clark will announce today. Clark will announce the funding, to be distributed to 41 UK universities for doctoral training partnerships, at the launch of a new government-funded electric motor factory. The production facility for University of Oxford spin-out company Yasa … Continue reading GOVERNMENT’S £184M INVESTMENT ‘TO TRAIN NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD-CLASS ENGINEERS’

SHIP-SHAPE: THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTED MARINE PROPELLER

Article Source: The Engineer Dutch shipbuilders have unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed marine propeller. Stuart Nathan reports.  Over the past few years, firsts in additive manufacture have been coming thick and fast. But with the technique well suited to making small structures with complex geometries, these first tend to be components which play to its strengths. They are small, often optimised to cope with specific … Continue reading SHIP-SHAPE: THE WORLD’S FIRST 3D PRINTED MARINE PROPELLER

SATELLITES SEARCH FOR LITHIUM UNDER CORNWALL AHEAD OF ELECTRIC CAR BOOM

Article Source: IMechE  A mine in Cornwall. Satellites could help find lithium reserves deep underground (Credit: iStock) A satellite project will try to find underground lithium in Cornwall ahead of a massive projected jump in demand as consumers embrace electric cars. A team from the Satellite Applications Catapult will lead the Innovate UK-funded study, which will see if it is possible to detect a lithium … Continue reading SATELLITES SEARCH FOR LITHIUM UNDER CORNWALL AHEAD OF ELECTRIC CAR BOOM