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3D CAD FEA – Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as a ‘bolt on’ software for 3D CAD software has been around a while to aid mechanical engineering design. The software over this time has improved in leaps & bounds and it’s price has also come … Continue reading

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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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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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Graphene – discovery to application

    Graphene was discovered in 2004 by two professors at the university of Manchester, Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, and was hailed as the wonder material that would disrupt many industries. The academics, who have since won the Nobel … Continue reading

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Hyperloop Transport – non friction !

  Hyperloop transport is gaining momentum as a future transport system. It is environmentally sustainable and cost-effective. It consists of passenger Pods elevated by magnetism or pressurised air bed, within low pressure transport tubes, these then travel up to near … 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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