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Last week's poll: Election priorities

24 Feb 2015

With the general election fast approaching, which engineering issues would you most like to see politicians address in their manifestos?


Tailored radiology treatments made possible with 3D printed devices

3 Mar 2015

Custom-built 3D parts could become a viable option for radiology treatments, claim researchers in the US.


UK research aims for pervasive mobile robotics

2 Mar 2015 | By Julia Pierce

Scientists are developing mobile robotic systems with situational awareness for use in sectors including space, defence and agriculture.

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Tuning in the factory

16 Feb 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

Radio frequency identification is helping to pave the way for a new era in creating bespoke products on the assembly line.

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Winning formula: Inside the Mercedes PU106A power unit

9 Feb 2015 | By Helen Knight

The hybrid power unit used by Mercedes in the 2014 F1 season has been hailed as one of the most efficient gasoline powertrains ever produced. Helen Knight explains why. 

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In touch with reality: the digital future of the factory

5 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

New digital design processes and tools are revolutionising the manufacturing industry.

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This engineering company has just been named the UK’s best new work experience provider

3 Mar 2015 | Updated: 3 Mar 2015 | By Stephen Harris

IMI Precision Engineering was recognised at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for the responsibility if offers students across the energy, medical and manufacturing industries.


Which engineering roles are in the UK’s top 10 jobs for 2015?

26 Feb 2015

A new report has revealed that engineers are among the most in-demand professionals.

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Subcon: The biggest subcontracting event this century

5 Feb 2015

With exhibitor bookings around 25% ahead of this time last year, Subcon 2015 is set to be the biggest UK subcontracting show in over 15 years.

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Protecting industry in the North Sea

25 Feb 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

North Sea oil is facing a critical period, with low oil prices coinciding with falling production in older fields. Industry and government must tread carefully to ensure the industry, and its associated skills base, does not decline prematurely.

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This week's poll: Tidal lagoon power

3 Mar 2015

Plans for new products to generate energy using tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria have been unveiled. What role can this sort of technology play?

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Liquid logic: Peter Dearman, inventor of the liquid-air engine

10 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Peter Dearman has spent almost his entire adult  life considering the possibilities of an engine that runs on liquid nitrogen.

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When should a manager not be a manager?

2 Mar 2015

Engineers often need help when they make the transition to management positions, says Neil Lewin of Festo Training & Consulting

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February 1906: The valveless motor car

25 Feb 2015 | By Jon Excell

The early 20th century was awash with automotive innovations, some of which went onto to dominate the industry over the following decades, whilst others didn’t quite have the transformative impact their inventors expected.

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Plans for new products to generate energy using tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria have been unveiled. What role can this sort of technology play?