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Leading economist to give keynote address at plastics design & moulding event

Dennis Turner, the former chief economist for HSBC, has been announced as the keynote speaker on the opening day of this year’s Plastics Design and Moulding Exhibition and Summit (PDM12).Turner’s keynote is expected to review the current state of manufacturing in the UK economy, our close relationship with... more

Search begins for young manufacturing stars

A nationwide search for 30 young rising stars employed in the manufacturing industry, all aged under the age of 30, has been launched today for the Make it in Great Britain 30 Under 30 campaign.... more

NVH simulation

ALTAIR ENGINEERING has announced the release of NVH Director, a commercial software tool that makes full vehicle noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) simulation possible in the most advanced and ... more

Braille labeller wins Cool Idea! Award

The latest idea to receive the Proto Labs Cool Idea! Award, is a Braille labeller by Silicon Valley-based innovation laboratory 6dot. Cool Idea! Award is a program offered by Proto Labs that gives ... more

Creating hydrokinetic water turbines

Hydrovolts is using software from Autodesk to create hydrokinetic turbines that are more easily installed in rivers, canals and other waterways for faster generation of renewable energy.As a member ... more

Connecting industry website re-launched

Connecting Industry, the online hub for the UK's largest portfolio of industrial magazines – including Design Solutions – has been completely re-engineered and re-launched.A comprehensive online ... more

Fuel tank engineered for Aston Martin

inrekor has developed a specially engineered fuel tank for Aston Martin Racing. Built from ARPRO, a lightweight material widely used in automotive applications, sandwiched in aluminium, the new ... more

Birmingham to host manufacturing automation event

Rockwell Automation has announced that the Automation University, a free manufacturing event, is coming to Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham from the 25th to the 26th April 2012.Places for the event are ... more

Element14 launches Icarus Design Challenge

element14, a collaborative global electronics community from Premier Farnell, has launched the Icarus Design Challenge for engineers to develop a two-way communication system between the ground and a weather balloon high above the Earth. more

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2012 receives support from Chamber of Commerce

The Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show in Farnborough is to be attended by Ian Welland, head of area development for Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.Welland will be meeting some of the local ... more

Railway enclosures

Schroff has unveiled a new microsite that focuses on electronics packaging solutions for the railway sector. According to the company, this will be a valuable resource for anyone involved in ... more

Shape-breeding software created

Research at Loughborough University has resulted in a new design tool that breeds new shapes at the touch of a screen.The evolutionary software automatically creates new shapes based on the DNA of ... more

Zero emisson engine feasibility study

The Dearman Engine – a zero emission engine which runs on liquid air – has taken a step towards commercial reality as Ricardo (a multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project ... more

£5million investment in aerospace R&D projects

The UK’s aerospace sector is set to benefit from government investment in collaborative research and development projects that encourage innovative solutions to some of the higher-risk challenges ... more

Considering cloud computing by Richard Tinsdeall, Autodesk manufacturing sales director, Northern Europe

Times remain hard for the global manufacturing sector. Growth in US manufacturing has slowed, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Manufacturing Report, which registered a factory ... more

Letter to the editor: Variable speed drives

Dear editor,The American industrialist Henry Ford once said that, “If you need a machine and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it, but don't have it”. I believe that ... more

New competition aims to find best British innovations

The Make it in Great Britain Challenge, a nationwide competition to find the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts that the UK has to offer, has been launched today.The ... more

MBDA develops naval air defence system

MBDA has been awarded the FLAADS (Future Local Area Air Defence System) Demonstration Phase Contract by the Ministry of Defence.Under the £483 million contract, MBDA will develop the naval air ... more

Design student creates bamboo smartphone

A design student from Middlesex University has designed a new smartphone made from bamboo.The smartphone – called ADzero – is made from four year old organically grown bamboo, specially treated for ... more

Vote now for the Autodesk 2011 Inventor of the Year

Autodesk is inviting members of its manufacturing community to select the 2011 Inventor of the Year.It is asking community members to cast their vote on its website by choosing the best of the ... more

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