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Technology will help architects 3D print concrete moulds

26 Feb 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A giant 3D printer capable of producing moulds up to the size of a phone box will allow architects to bring their creativity to life through the creation of freeform concrete designs.


Wearable motion tracker has multiple applications

26 Feb 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A technology best known for animating characters in games and films is now changing how human movement is studied in research and industry.


Titanium folding bike heads for crowd funding Video

26 Feb 2015

A start up in Canada has designed Helix, a bicycle claimed to be smaller, lighter, safer and easier to use than any other folding bike in the world.

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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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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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Playing the field: opportunities in the oil and gas industry

20 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Low oil prices have hit recruitment in the sector, but there are still good opportunities if you know where to look. Stephen Harris reports

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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: 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?

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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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Engineers have a vital role to play in explaining the benefits of fracking

19 Feb 2015

The IMechE’s Dr Tim Fox explains why we must press ahead with UK shale gas exploration – and ensure the public knows why.

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