Friday, 06 March 2015

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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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March 1914: George Westinghouse

By Stuart Nathan

Our obituary of the remarkable inventor and entrepreneur George Westinghouse doesn’t mention the rivalry for which he’s best-known today

The car was described by The Engineer as 'resembling a punt'

February 1906: The valveless motor car

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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February 1927: a new land speed record

By Stuart Nathan

The Engineer was dubious about Captain Malcolm Campbell’s claim have broken the world land speed record on Pendine Sands

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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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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?