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AM – a manufacturing revolution

  AM (Additive Manufacturing) costs are reducing and combined with it’s flexibility to manufacture quickly bespoke designs from CAD models, is slowly taking sector ground from more traditional manufacturing methods. The range of materials that can be used has increased … Continue reading

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Wheel Revolution !

  There has always been a design ‘trade off’ for vehicle design engineers with regard to vehicle propulsion on different terrains – need for speed, energy efficiency and low noise for the road, as against stability and traction for the … Continue reading

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Infrared Rectenna – waste heat recovery

  Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tiny silicon-based device that can harness what was previously called waste heat and turn it into DC power. It is a solid-state device with no moving parts to jam, bend or … Continue reading

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Tragedy of Italian Bridge Collapse

The Italian port city of Genoa experienced a terrible bridge collapse just one day before Italy’s major summer holidays on 14 August. A large section of the Morandi bridge collapsed amid heavy rainfall. Dozens of vehicles plunged 45m amid heavy … Continue reading

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Gas Turbine Blades – 3D Printed !

3D Printing has come along way since it was first introduced a few years ago. It is now used in defence, aerospace, and automotive industries and has moved on to metal parts, and is referred to as AM (additive manufacture). … Continue reading

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FCEV or BEV – VHS or Betamax?

The pros & cons of FCEVs are that they are quick to refuel, but there are very few hydrogen fueling stations around. Continue reading

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Supercapacitors Vs Lithium-ion Batteries

      A development in supercapacitors based on contact lens technology could potentially allow electric cars to be refuelled as quickly as petrol ones. A Hertfordshire company Superdialectrics had a technological breakthrough in January 2017, and since then, in … Continue reading

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