The Engineer Comment
From the Rosetta mission and the UK’s new aircraft carriers to Industry 4.0 and the rise of reshoring, The Engineer Conference 2015 - which opens its doors on 2nd June - boasts an unmissable mix of inspiring projects and industry big hitters.
The Prime Minister has embarked on his effort to renegotiate the UK’s relationship with the European Union ahead of an in-out referendum, What aspects of the current relationship most need reform, from the point of view of engineering and manufacturing?
Bosch gave us a glimpse into the future of autonomous and electrified cars, but are the internal combustion engine’s best days still to come?
Industry 4.0 is changing the world of manufacturing, but what - if anything - does it mean for the UK’s SME heartland?
Several events this week are aiming to throw a spotlight on the importance of innovation, both for the economy and for improving people’s lives
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The Balance of Payments used to dominate political debate, but it’s been mentioned only rarely since the early 1980s. David Falzani looks at the effects of global flows and uses of capital.
Neil Hopkinson of the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy explains the importance of teaching leadership skills to engineering students
EEF chief Terry Scuoler sets out of a manufacturing wish-list for the incoming government
A shortage of skilled engineers is the biggest single factor threatening our industry, says NT CADCAM’s MD Chris Horn. Find out what the main political parties are proposing to solve the STEM recruitment crisis.
The renewable energy industry will be in for a testing time if oil prices remain low, and will have to bolster arguments about the stability of energy prices from renewables, says Gordon Edge, director of policy at RenewableUK
Toyota’s offer of free fuel-cell-related patents is good news for everyone in the automotive sector, says James Batchelor
Engineers often need help when they make the transition to management positions, says Neil Lewin of Festo Training & Consulting
The IMechE’s Dr Tim Fox explains why we must press ahead with UK shale gas exploration – and ensure the public knows why.
A call from the Environmental Audit Committee to delay the introduction of fracking in the UK has brought shale gas back to the top of the news agenda. Jane Burston, Head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL looks at one issue raised by the Committee: methane emissions.
BAE Systems’ Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal discusses the opportunities that could be realised by commercial unmanned aircraft