Tag Archives: mechanical

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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Whitechapel Bell Foundry – oldest UK manufacturer

    The Foundry was established in 1570, and is the oldest manufacturing company in the UK, according to the Guinness Book of Records. It resides in a grade 2 listed building in East London, and has been casting bells … Continue reading

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Rasa – New Fuel Cell Car

     Riversimple, a company in mid Wales, has come up with a brand new design for a fuel cell car, that is lighter and more fuel efficient than any such cars to date. The design by  Chris Reitz & his … Continue reading

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Renewable energy Steps forward

                Lawrence Kemball-Cook at Loughborough University came up with a floor tile that generates power from footsteps, after seeing a growing need in cities for energy. He won the Royal Society of Arts … Continue reading

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Saab’s new smart aircraft wing saves fuel

  Aerospace engineers at Saab in Sweden have taken a leap forward with plans to produce a highly aerodynamic ‘smart wing’ by creating a single piece carbon fibre, leading edge and upper wing cover section with no joints or rivets, … 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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Emissions, Engineering and Ethics

In September 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that many VW cars being sold in America had a ‘defeat device’ or software in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, which changed the performance to improve … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion Reactors – looking commercially hot !

  Nuclear fusion is cited as a safe, clean and sustainable energy we all need, but alas to make this technology commercial has been quite a headache. Development has been slow – Iter nuclear fusion project started in 1985 is … Continue reading

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Engineers Lead America’s Cup Bid

Ben Ainslie’s British catamaran that will compete for the America’s Cup in 2017 Continue reading

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Engineering Design + 3D Printing from CAD – helps farmers in developing countries

                          In Africa and other developing countries where energy infrastructure is limited to power irrigation of farm land, engineering design has overcome the problem. A simple design that requires low … Continue reading

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