IMECHE NEAR & OCEANIA REGIONAL ELECTIONS 2018

Article Source: IMechE Find out which candidates were nominated for the positions of Regional Chair and Regional Young Member Representative in the Institution’s North East Asia, and Oceania Regional elections 2018. North East Asia Region (NEAR) The Institution is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 North East Asia Regional Elections where both positions were elected unopposed.  We would like to welcome these newly elected … Continue reading IMECHE NEAR & OCEANIA REGIONAL ELECTIONS 2018

INSTITUTION’S RESPONSE TO THE DECISION TO SCRAP ELECTRIFICATION OF THE TRAIN LINE BETWEEN CARDIFF AND SWANSEA

Article Source: IMechE Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said about UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s comments that the decision to scrap electrification between Cardiff and Swansea was a decision taken on a “simple basis”: “Electrification of this line will bring improved air quality, better energy efficiency of trains, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and an enhanced services. It is … Continue reading INSTITUTION’S RESPONSE TO THE DECISION TO SCRAP ELECTRIFICATION OF THE TRAIN LINE BETWEEN CARDIFF AND SWANSEA

SIX OF THE BEST UK AND EUROPEAN ENGINEERING EVENTS THIS SUMMER

Article Source: IMechE It is that time of year again – emerging blinking into dazzling sunshine after months of frigid grey skies, we hear the sound of an ice cream van and suddenly our minds leap to the months of summer ahead. Weddings, festivals and holidays might clutter social calendars, but the engineering and technology schedule is equally packed. Conference season has already begun, and … Continue reading SIX OF THE BEST UK AND EUROPEAN ENGINEERING EVENTS THIS SUMMER

HOW ENGINEERING SPECIALISTS ARE APPROACHING THE CHALLENGE OF CHARACTERISING, ANALYSING AND REDUCING NOISE, VIBRATION AND HARSHNESS

Article Source: IMechE As the market for propulsion systems changes to meet consumer needs, engineers working in noise, vibration and harshness are feeling the pressure to use innovative approaches and technologies to measure and analyse vibro-acoustics. This is a particularly pertinent area of development for automotive NVH engineers, where the market is rapidly becoming less focused on the traditional internal combustion engine. While Automotive OEMs … Continue reading HOW ENGINEERING SPECIALISTS ARE APPROACHING THE CHALLENGE OF CHARACTERISING, ANALYSING AND REDUCING NOISE, VIBRATION AND HARSHNESS

THE ONLY SURVIVING PROTOTYPE DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT RECEIVES ENGINEERING HERITAGE AWARD

Article Source: IMechE de Havilland Mosquito The aircraft receives the accolade from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in recognition of its pioneering bonded composite aircraft[1] construction, which is still in use today. The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world when it entered service in 1941, has been presented with an Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical … Continue reading THE ONLY SURVIVING PROTOTYPE DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT RECEIVES ENGINEERING HERITAGE AWARD

SPRING STATEMENT 2018: SECTOR RESPONSE

Article source: FE News The Chancellor has presented his first Spring Statement to Parliament today (13 Mar). The Spring Statement gives people and businesses certainty and stability to plan for the future. Major tax or spending changes will now be made once a year at the Budget in the Autumn. The Spring Statement: gives an update on the overall health of the economy and the Office … Continue reading SPRING STATEMENT 2018: SECTOR RESPONSE

NEW REPORT: UK’S SECURITY AT RISK DUE TO INCREASING RELIANCE ON DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Article and image source: IMechE Institution calls for the UK to develop a more resilient and reliable energy network to support digital infrastructure. Read full report “Smart cities: technology friend or foe?” The UK needs to build new levels of resilience and reliability into its electricity networks, including protection against hackers, to support the country’s increasingly digital infrastructure, according to a new report by the Institution … Continue reading NEW REPORT: UK’S SECURITY AT RISK DUE TO INCREASING RELIANCE ON DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

ANNUAL MANUFACTURING REPORT 2018: UK MANUFACTURERS CONFIDENT, BUT BREXIT A DEEP CONCERN

Article Source: The Manufacturer  The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018, published by Hennik Research, says UK manufacturers are poised to take on the world, but are failing to pull the trigger on a bright future because of uncertainties surrounding the outcome of Brexit negotiations and the threatened shortage of skilled workers in the coming decade. The report’s author, The Manufacturer’s Editorial Director Nick Peters said, “UK manufacturing has … Continue reading ANNUAL MANUFACTURING REPORT 2018: UK MANUFACTURERS CONFIDENT, BUT BREXIT A DEEP CONCERN

MY SPEECH FOR THE TMMX LAUNCH EVENT – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE IMECHE & THE MANUFACTURER

I just wanted to share with you all (in case you missed it!) my speech from the TMMX Launch event on Monday 19th February 2018. It’s exciting to welcome Digital Manufacturing Week back to Liverpool this coming November, as well as be a part of helping encourage and promote competitive #ukmfg, and celebrating the very best in the industry annually.  Without further adieu… “It is … Continue reading MY SPEECH FOR THE TMMX LAUNCH EVENT – IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE IMECHE & THE MANUFACTURER