Customer concerns and the direction of legislation, coupled with the latest engineering research, mean that smart manufacturers will seize the exciting opportunities offered by renewable materials and techniques. Kerry Kirwan explains.
A major report published today by the UK engineering profession has hailed the government’s renewed focus on industrial strategy as a major opportunity to help the UK compete on the world stage, but warned that Brexit must not restrict access to the engineering skills from across Europe that the nation's economy relies on.
Sydney rocket scientist, Paddy Neumann, and his company Neumann Space, have signed a deal with Europe's biggest aerospace company, to help accelerate the development of a prototype ion rocket which could get to "Mars and back on one tank of fuel".
Researchers at Cranfield University have unveiled what they believe could be the biggest metal 3D printed part ever made in a single piece, using Cranfield’s Wire + Arc Additive Manufacture (WAAM) process.
The Royal Commission of the Exhibition of 1851 has awarded ten of the UK’s most promising young doctoral engineers and scientists Industrial Fellowships worth £80,000 to help fund and bring their technologies to fruition.