Education

Tim Peake: into space

Image courtesy of ESA/NASA
On December 15 at 11:03 am, the world looked on as the European Space Agency launched British astronaut, Tim Peake and his team into space to take up residence at the International Space Station until June 2016. Victoria Fitzgerald provides an update on the mission so far.

SOLIDWORKS World 2016: Taking it all in

Gian Paolo on the main stage at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
Posted on 4 Feb 2016 by Tim Brown
SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 - Day 1: The call for General Session doors to open at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center in Dallas came just after 8:00am. Seconds later, spurred on by the thunderous sounds of AC/DC, the world’s best engineers quite literally sprinted (see circa the 28 second mark in the top video) through Hall D to claim their seats at one of the biggest shows in design technology.

The need for asset management

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The systematic design and application of asset management and maintenance needs a strategic approach throughout its life cycle in order to optimise benefits in terms of technical and business risk. Professor of Maintenance Systems at Cranfield University, Andrew Starr explains.