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

Q&A: LOOKING FORWARD TO AN INSTITUTION THAT’S RELEVANT AND FIT FOR PURPOSE

Former IMechE President, Geoff Baker and Journalist, Georgia Betts, discuss the future of our engineering institutions and what’s next… Georgia: Leaving the negativity of the special meeting in the past, let’s look forward. You spoke in your Presidential address about an Institution of the Future being relevant and fit for purpose for the 21st century, what do you mean by this? Geoff: The Professional Engineering Institutions … Continue reading Q&A: LOOKING FORWARD TO AN INSTITUTION THAT’S RELEVANT AND FIT FOR PURPOSE

Q&A: THE IMPACT OF THE SPECIAL MEETING ON THE IMECHE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR REFORM OF THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION

Former President of the IMechE, Geoff Baker, talks openly to Journalist, Georgia Betts, about the impact of the special meeting on the Institution and what it means for the integration and reform of the engineering profession. Georgia: Geoff, you have stood down as President after only a month in the role. The Chief Exec has resigned, the Institution seems to be tearing itself apart and … Continue reading Q&A: THE IMPACT OF THE SPECIAL MEETING ON THE IMECHE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR REFORM OF THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION

GEOFF BAKER STANDS DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF THE IMECHE

‘Whilst I will no longer be serving you as President of the IMechE and promoting the case for change and reform, I believe passionately that it is absolutely essential that our Engineering Institutions come together and create an Institution that is more relevant and influential for the 21st century. Although this vision is clearly not shared by those who are choosing to resist change within … Continue reading GEOFF BAKER STANDS DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF THE IMECHE

TEAM LAMBDA FROM UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON WINS THE UAE’S IMECHE DESIGN CHALLENGE 2018

Article Source: IMechE The freshmen from universities around UAE had been challenged to build, test and run a prototype of an internal pipe climber as part of Institution of Mechanical Engineer’s Annual Challenge. University of Bolton, IMechE student chapter hosted the second IMechE Design Challenge with five teams participating from various universities across UAE. All were geared up with designs varied in size and materials … Continue reading TEAM LAMBDA FROM UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON WINS THE UAE’S IMECHE DESIGN CHALLENGE 2018

RAILWAY CHALLENGE 2018

Article source: IMechE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE The Railway Challenge, organised by our Railway Division, provides a brilliant opportunity for aspiring teams to compete in yet another challenging industry-specific competition, showcasing their skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen. The challenge, now in its seventh successive year, has and will continue to bring together teams of university students, as well as apprentices and graduates working in industry … Continue reading RAILWAY CHALLENGE 2018

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT…

Dear Members I had the greatest honour and privilege of my engineering career, on 23 May, of taking up office to serve you as President of our great Institution. In my address, which I hope you will have the opportunity to read or view, I speak about the role of an engineering institution in the 21st century and the role that we as engineers will play in helping to … Continue reading A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT…

‘RADICAL’ SELF-GUIDING TRAINS COULD REPLACE RAILWAY SWITCHES

Article Source: IMechE (Credit: Shutterstock) “Radical” self-guiding trains could eventually replace damage-prone railway switches, new research has found. Carried out as part of a £16m EU project aimed at boosting the capacity, reliability and cost-effectiveness of European railways, a team at the University of Huddersfield investigated innovative options for switches and crossings – the railway components that are most susceptible to damage and fatigue. Within … Continue reading ‘RADICAL’ SELF-GUIDING TRAINS COULD REPLACE RAILWAY SWITCHES