Metallic alloys for aerospace components are expected to be made faster and more cheaply with the application of machine learning in Project MEDAL. Close up image of laser melting titanium powder (© Copyright Renishaw plc) This is the aim of Project MEDAL: Machine Learning for Additive Manufacturing Experimental Design, which is being led by Intellegens, a […]
Whilst the avoidance of a no-deal disaster is a welcome development, the UK’s new relationship with the EU presents some formidable challenges for manufacturers, writes Make UK CEO Stephen Phipson. After such a long and difficult period of negotiations we welcomed the agreement signed on Christmas Eve as we’ve always been clear that a no […]
Autonomous vehicle specialist Aurrigo is set to bring its driverless technology back to Buckinghamshire for the £4m Milton Keynes MK 5G Create project. Aurrigo will manufacture and operate a ten-seater shuttle running a short autonomous route from Bletchley train station to MK Dons Stadium (Image: Aurrigo) The Coventry-based company will join forces with Milton Keynes […]
Scientists at Penn State University have developed an EV battery capable of taking on 400km of charge in just 10 minutes. (Credit: Chao-Yang Wang’s lab, Penn State) Described in Nature Energy, the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery is able to self-heat quickly up to 60 degrees Celsius during charge and discharge, then cool quickly when […]
Proofs-of-concept and alpha/beta hardware prototyping are essential but challenging activities in product development.
The engineering sector isn’t alone in battling supply chain disruption, staff shortages and financial difficulties provoked by the pandemic, says Nigel Holmes, head of R&D Technical Operations at Catax. However, the industry still wastes millions of pounds each year unnecessarily because many company managers and their accountants don’t realise that much of what they’re doing […]
NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon in 2024 have taken a step forward following a hot fire test of the core stage for the Space Launch System rocket. The core stage for the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is seen in the B-2 Test Stand during a hot fire test Jan. 16, […]
Virgin Orbit has come good on its name just four years after being founded, successfully launching its first satellites to space. Today’s sequence of events for #LaunchDemo2 went exactly to plan, from safe execution of our ground ops all the way through successful full duration burns on both engines. To say we’re thrilled would be […]