Engineering Materials News

The latest news from the global materials community including material science, engineering, breakthroughs, innovation and applications.

Page 78 of 79 «« 75 76 78 »»


Ford opts for Catia v5 for all its bodywork design

Automotive giant Ford has finally decided to break away from its almost universal EDS-based engineering IT infrastructure, by agreeing a contract with IBM/Dassault to provide product lifecycle management (PLM) software, CAD software and services. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


Sealing material looks to the future

A special polyurethane elastomer sealing material is set to take the science of sealing well into the 21st century according to its developer  Read More


Hospital bed gets a makeover

A new design of hospital bed is using extruded polypropylene plastic base panels, bedheads and bottom boards in place of the more traditional steel and wood. This has given the bed designers more creative freedom in the design of the bed panels and has resulted in a much lighter bed. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


Winged submersible makes history

Autodesk has partnered with Hawkes Ocean Technologies to support an innovative approach to deep ocean exploration  Read More


Rolls-Royce propels aviation into the future

The Indianapolis-based subsidiary of Rolls-Royce has announced the formation of a university technology centre at Purdue University in the USA  Read More


Institute of Directors delivers mixed news

Almost half of exporters increased export volume over the last year, however, less than a third were able to increase export profitability  Read More


Six-way audio

An internet audio player offers six sound sources from internet radio, through MP3 to CD. Mark Fletcher reports  Read More


New training courses aimed at firms moving to 3D CAD

For manufacturing companies looking to take advantage of technology developments by moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems, specialist training firm and authorised Autodesk trainer Smallpeice Enterprises, has just launched a new public training programme aimed at making this transition far more rapid and effective. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


Teco cuts motor design time by 50%

Motor manufacturer Teco Electric & Machinery has slashed the time it takes to design new products by 50% using IBM Dassault’s 3D CAD software, Catia v5. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


Phase out for consolidation

Parker Hannifin Corporation's Electromechanical Division is to phase out manufacturing at its Poole plant. Mark Fletcher reports  Read More


High strength steel keeps passengers in place

Designers of the centre seat assembly on Volvo’s new XC90 vehicle have solved their initial weight and safety problems by using an alternative material for the securing beam, high strength steel. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


New website invaluable for pneumatics engineers

The pneumatics division of Bosch Rexroth has just launched a new interactive website targeted at pneumatics engineers and specifiers. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


New sterile seal perfect for pharmaceutical use

A new pump seal for hygiene-critical applications, designed for continuous production runs and to keep expensive downtime to a minimum, actually eliminates contamination traps in a way quite unlike any other seal. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


Survey shows continuing problems with wireless antenna performance

90% of electronics design engineers believe that not enough attention is being paid to the effect of enclosures on antenna performance. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


Exports could double with more government help

Medium sized UK manufacturers believe that more Government support could potentially double export volumes according to recent research. Over half (54%) of businesses surveyed said that if the Labour Government provided more incentives and backing for exporting, demand from overseas customers would increase by 100%. Dean Palmer reports  Read More


UK motorsport gets its Barron

Paul Barron, president of Alstom UK, will co-chair the Motorsport industry's competitiveness panel  Read More


QinetiQ awarded hybrid electric drive contract

QinetiQ has won a contract with the MoD to analyse the suitability of hybrid electric drive systems for military vehicles  Read More


New director general of innovation

David Hughes has been appointed as the new Director General Innovation at the DTI  Read More


Strengthening its wings

DTI funding lifts QinetiQ’s research into polymeric composites  Read More


Lotus Engineering awarded major new business

Lotus Engineering has announced that it has been awarded two new major contracts - worth £45m - for its vehicle and powertrain engineering services  Read More


Segway Human Transporter hits the UK

The Segway Human Transporter (HT) is to be marketed to the aerospace and defence industry in the United Kingdom thanks to a new partnership  Read More


Norgren prepares the ground

Norgren is lending Mother Nature a helping hand using pneumatic components to prepare playing fields.  Read More


The GT40 is back

Mayflower Vehicle Systems has been asked to undertake multiple tasks in the development program for the production version of the GT40 concept car  Read More


GKN awarded contract for A380

GKN Aerospace Services has been awarded a contract for the design and manufacture of panels for the Airbus A380  Read More


Cambridge University adds SolidWorks to its curriculum

Cambridge University has purchased a three-year subscription for 465 licenses of SolidWorks software.  Read More

Page 78 of 79 «« 75 76 78 »»
© MA Business Ltd (a Mark Allen Group Company) 2020