Aerospace

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Cockroach legs could hold key to better aircraft design

2 Jul 2015

A team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin is exploring the composition of various insect legs, in the hope of finding better ways to design long thin tube structures for applications in aviation and medicine.

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Rolls-Royce breaks additive record with printed Trent-XWB bearing

29 Jun 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Rolls-Royce has produced the largest ever civil aero engine component using 3D printing, working with the new National Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the Manufacturing Technology Centre

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Out of the cage: Rethinking robotics

18 Jun 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

A new breed of robots is emerging that could help labour-intensive industries to cut costs and boost efficiency.

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Continuing airport uncertainty is the worst possible outcome

1 Jul 2015

While the Airports Commission’s report was hoped to bring to an end the uncertainty over airport expansion in the Southeast, it seems the opposite is true.

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Paris Air Show launches with the spotlight on propulsion, manufacturing and jobs

15 Jun 2015 | By Jason Ford

The annual international aerospace jamboree’s French leg starts this week, while in the UK, Bloodhound announces its debut.

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October 1960: High speed wind tunnels

15 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

In October 1960, The Engineer reported on the opening of two new high speed wind tunnels at the Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. 

The firing of the first test missile from trials ship HMS Girdle Ness

​This week in 1959: A rare sighting of the Seaslug

19 Feb 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer gets its first look at the The Armstrong-Whitworth “Seaslug”, the UK Navy’s first guided surface to air missile

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