X-ray development allows 3D studies without synchrotron

31 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Danish spin-out works with Zeiss to bring sybchrotron capability to the materials lab

Sam Ashworth

New approach to masking estimated to save £45m in production costs Video

30 Jul 2015

In this week’s video, Sam Ashworth from BAE Systems explains how advanced new masking tape will help save the defence company around £45m in production costs over the next 20 years.



All together now

16 Jul 2015 | By Will Sterling

Various joining methods are being developed to help manufacturers of composite products save weight, time and cost.


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Could we still fly the flag?

29 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The RAF has the fewest fighter aircraft in its history, but hasn’t flown an all-British fighter for decades. Other countries build their own and sell them abroad. Why don’t we?


Keeping the lights on

15 Jul 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Industry can have no excuses for a projected tight squeeze for power generation next winter. It should never have come to this, and it never should again.


An overhead view of the facility

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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For many years now, the RAF's frontline fighters have been the result of international projects, a trend which will continue when the F35 Lightning II is delivered. Which of these options best reflects your opinion on this?