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The Mechanical and Manufacturing division is a group for members working in mechanical engineering and manufacturing in a broad range of industries, providing CPD and networking events for engineers.

 

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'Morphing' wing offers new twist on plane flight and efficient manufacturing

When the Wright brothers accomplished their first powered flight more than a century ago, they controlled the motion of their Flyer 1 aircraft using wires and pulleys that bent and twisted the wood-and-canvas wings. This system was quite different than the separate, hinged flaps and ailerons that have performed those functions on most aircraft ever since. But now, thanks to some high-tech wizardry developed by engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and NASA, some aircraft ...

Condition monitoring: costs have benefits and benefits can reduce costs

As the new year beds down and we find ourselves emerging from the usual post-holiday nutritional and financial hangover, there’s no better time to broach the subject of cost benefit and the tightening of finances. Whatever stage you’re at in your financial year, despite recovering economies and buoyant industry sectors, the spectre of cost benefit looms large at all times in today’s business environment. Whether it is the result of past lessons learnt or simply a continuation of your ...

Engineering challenges of preventing downtime in a leading laboratory

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge is dedicated to the understanding of important biological processes at the levels of atoms, molecules, cells and organisms, in order to deliver the knowledge needed to solve key problems in human health and disease. Accolades include revolutionary contributions to science such as the sequencing of DNA, and ten Nobel Prizes awarded for work carried out by LMB scientists. Many of its scientists have exploited their discoveries ...

New simulation software to improve helicopter pilot training for extreme conditions

Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a helicopter off balance and cause a crash. To provide pilots with optimal preparation for these challenging conditions, engineers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are developing new simulation software. The goal of the new simulation software being developed by engineers working at TUM's ...

The restoration of a 1904 Hornsby-Akroyd - the world's first successful hot bulb engine

Herbert Akroyd-Stuart was born on 28 January 1864 at Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Charles Stuart, described as a machinists' modelmaker, and his wife Ann, née Akroyd. Akroyd-Stuart attended Newbury Grammar School, Berkshire, and the City and Guilds Technical College, Finsbury, where he assisted in the mechanical engineering department, and later worked in his father's Bletchley Iron and Tinplate Works, which he managed after his father’s death. Various experiments in ...

Bioengineers develop a 20-cent, hand-powered, ultra-low-cost blood centrifuge

Here’s how to build a whirligig: thread a loop of twine through two holes in a button. Grab the loop ends, then rhythmically pull. As the twine coils and uncoils, the button spins at a dizzying speed. Now, using the same mechanical principles, Stanford bioengineers have created an ultra-low-cost, human-powered centrifuge that separates blood into its individual components in only one and a half minutes. Built from 20 cent worth of paper, twine and plastic, a “paperfuge” can spin at speeds ...
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