Boat designers off to a flying start

30 Apr 2015 | By Evelyn Adams

As teams grapple with new rules for the 2017 America’s Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing is using software to get ahead.


Positive reinforcement: 21st century 3D weaving

28 Apr 2015 | By Helen Knight

The art of weaving by loom could hold the key to producing stronger and more complex carbon-fibre structures.


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May 1905: Obituary of Edmund Beckett Denison, Baron Grimthorpe

By Stuart Nathan

The horologist who designed the clock of the Palace of Westminster was a formidable, combative personality but well-respected for his ingenuity and skill


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.



Engineering a sea-change

10 Mar 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Over the next decade, almost a thousand North Sea oil wells will be decommissioned. Stuart Nathan explores the technical challenges involved


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With the General Election campaigning period drawing to a close, which of the national parties (ie, those with candidates in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) is likely to be the best for the manufacturing sector?