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3D Printed components in Aerospace

   GE Additive Centre in Ohio 3D prints parts for it’s aircraft engines ! Profound as that may seem, where reliability and caution in manufacture is paramount in the aerospace industry, it is today’s reality. In fact 35% of components … Continue reading

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Space tourism – starting to take off !

  Official definition: Space tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. A number of startup companies have sprung up in recent years, such as Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace, hoping to create a sub-orbital space tourism industry. … Continue reading

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Virtual & Augmented Reality Design Tool

Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) is progressing at a steady rate in many sectors but especially in engineering design. VR is often associated with cumbersome helmets and video gaming, but within industry ‘powerwalls’ are used. A projector displays … Continue reading

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Team GB Bike Design for Rio

  This blog is particularly interesting to me as I ride road bikes for a local club, and I am always looking to find ways to go faster ! From what I gather the rapid engineering advancement in bike design … Continue reading

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Bloodhound 1000mph record attempt

                    The Bloodhound project was launched nearly 8 years ago. The aim & vision is to break the land speed record, and ultimately achieve 1000mph. The project has been very much ‘open … Continue reading

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The ultimate in design feedback – New Autodesk SeeControl

Autodesk have gained a further competitive edge over their competitors by acquiring SeeControl an Internet of Things (IoT) software company, and by developing in house software platform Forge that develops apps and services for SeeControl. Cloud based IoT is the … Continue reading

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Bloodhound: Britain’s 1000 mph land speed record attempt

You may or may not of heard of this amazing engineering project that started back in 2008. The vision for Bloodhound came from a desire from Richard Noble & Andy Green to break the land speed record and reach 1000mph, … Continue reading

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