THE FUTURE OF MOBILE: MAKING 5G A REALITY

Fifth-generation mobile networks look set to transform whole industries.   5G – the next generation of mobile internet – is set to increase communication speeds by up to 20 times for a broad range of enterprises and end-users, and connectivity for huge numbers of IoT devices. For these reasons, it is expected to be increasingly … More THE FUTURE OF MOBILE: MAKING 5G A REALITY

AUF WIEDERSEHEN, PET: NEW TECHNIQUE COULD MAKE RECYCLING EASIER

Article Source: IMechE Polyethylene terephthalate, better known as PET, is a common material for the packaging of food and drink products such as Coca-Cola bottles. But only around 20% of it is recycled owing to the complex processes required for different forms of the material – removing the colouring from waste PET has been a … More AUF WIEDERSEHEN, PET: NEW TECHNIQUE COULD MAKE RECYCLING EASIER

‘EXCELLENT PROSPECTS FOR PAY, PROMOTION, JOB SECURITY AND SATISFACTION’ – ATTRACTING RAIL TALENT

Article Source: IMechE Britain’s railways now carry 3.5 billion passengers each year. The mainline railway last carried such numbers a hundred years ago when the network was twice its current size. On such a complex, crowded railway punctuality suffers as knock-on delays from incidents are 70% of the total. London Underground also faces the difficult … More ‘EXCELLENT PROSPECTS FOR PAY, PROMOTION, JOB SECURITY AND SATISFACTION’ – ATTRACTING RAIL TALENT

WE NEED TO KEEP WIND TURBINES TURNING. HERE’S HOW TO STOP DOWNTIME

Article Source: IMechE Wind power in the United States is booming and vast farms of turbines are sprouting across large parts of the country. While this trend is not representative of every US state, the country’s use of wind power is on the up and it is showing no signs of anchoring just yet. Indeed, wind … More WE NEED TO KEEP WIND TURBINES TURNING. HERE’S HOW TO STOP DOWNTIME

ASK THE ENGINEERS: ‘HOW CAN I PROGRESS IN AN ORGANISATION WITH NO TRANSPARENCY?’

Article Source: IMechE Are you stuck in a career rut or planning your next move? Maybe you’re a student struggling to decide on an industry? We’re putting your burning questions to our panel of seasoned engineers. In Issue 1, 2019, an anonymous member asked: “How can I progress in an organisation that has no transparency … More ASK THE ENGINEERS: ‘HOW CAN I PROGRESS IN AN ORGANISATION WITH NO TRANSPARENCY?’

38P FOR EVERY £1: YEAR AFTER FIRST FIGURES, GENDER PAY GAP IS FAR FROM CLOSED

Article Source: IMechE The male-female imbalance in UK engineering is well-known, but figures released in April last year showed the shocking reality. At 72 engineering-related firms, men were paid an extra 35% or more on average. Professional Engineering analysis found 10 companies with a difference of 43.2% or more. One business had a 62% difference in mean hourly rate … More 38P FOR EVERY £1: YEAR AFTER FIRST FIGURES, GENDER PAY GAP IS FAR FROM CLOSED

NEW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FUEL INDUSTRY’S NEEDS FOR SKILLED GRADUATES

Article Source: IMechE With its recently published Essential Guide to Careers in Manufacturing 2019, Cranfield University aims to provide inspiration to graduate engineers on the variety of job roles and progression routes in a rapidly changing graduate market place. The job market for graduates in engineering, across all disciplines, remains strong. Various surveys across the past two … More NEW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FUEL INDUSTRY’S NEEDS FOR SKILLED GRADUATES

THE TIDE IS TURNING

Article Source: The Engineer Autonomous systems could revolutionise the shipping industry by reducing costs and improving efficiency Autonomous vehicles are slowly but surely infiltrating the world we inhabit. Google’s work with driverless cars in California is well documented, with several big automotive names also showing an interest and investing heavily. For better or worse – … More THE TIDE IS TURNING

ROBOTICS FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS…60 SECONDS WITH RICH WALKER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY ​

Article Source: IMechE Robotics for Hazardous Environments 20 November 2018, Coventry Ahead of the Robotics for Hazardous Environments seminar, we caught up with Rich Walker, Managing Director at the Shadow Robot Company. Rich explained his role and involvement in robotics and automation, the critical challenges, five to 10 year vision and what he is looking … More ROBOTICS FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS…60 SECONDS WITH RICH WALKER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY ​