The Engineer Comment
India’s world famous rail network is looking skywards to cut costs and reduce emissions.
Global concern is growing over China’s economic turmoil. But could a weakened Chinese industrial base be good for the UK in the longer term?
Following the tragic Shoreham air show crash, regulators have announced that vintage jets will now be prohibited from performing aerobatics over land at such events. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?
A TV production company is recruiting for a series aimed at reconnecting people to the engineers that are intrinsic to everyday life but are often forgotten.
Vivarail is repurposing old District Line rolling stock for local and regional rail services. The Engineer took a ride.
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Viewpoint Steven Barr, Head of Manufacturing at the Business Growth Service, explains why the manufacturing sector could hold the key to increased productivity
Following recent reports predicting a spare National Grid capacity of just 1.2% this winter - the lowest in a decade - Peter Rolton, Chairman of engineering consultancy Rolton Group, gives his views on why decentralised energy sources are the future.
Collaboration is the linchpin of modern scientific progress, says the chief executive officer of the UK’s Diamond Light Source
At a time when major automotive manufacturers have consolidated their supplier base, sourcing alternative components suppliers to meet their exact specifications may not be straightforward.
Viewpoint Chris Elsworthy, chief executive of CEL and creator of the Robox 3D printer, on how 3D printing can inspire the engineers and innovators of tomorrow
The drive for clean technology has resulted in a ‘race to the top’ for the photovoltaic research community, says Prof Ravi Silva
British businesses should shun outdated assumptions and explore a valuable market, says Santiago Klein of McBains Cooper
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