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The IET’s first “Sector Debate” – additive manufacturing
Hardly a day seems to go past where Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing doesn’t appear in the press. In the first of a new series for The IET Gordon Attenborough chairs a interrogation of additive manufacturing in this televisual style debate.

High-value manufacturing catapult , 2 years in….
We report from our visit to the HVM Catapult at the Farnborough International Airshow and hear from CEO Dick Elsy and Deputy Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon Nick Clegg MP, on the progress made 2 years into this government backed initiative to support UK innovation.

The 9th International Conference for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
This year’s International Conference for Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing was the conference’s 9th and the team’s collective knowledge and experience really shone through. Priding itself on bringing together industry experts, it did not disappoint. The event room at the Nottingham Belfry was bursting at the seams with more than 300 people in attendance hailing from more than 20 countries and including 21 exhibitors.

Award winning UK 3D printer – Is this the advent of true plug and play additive manufacturing for the home?
We spent the day with Chris Elsworthy discussing and filming the “ROBOX”.  Tackling the issues that have until now made the reality of 3D printing in the home very different to the expectation, watch this amazing film and decide if this could be the first truly accessibly 3D printer for the average user?
Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture
Harper Adams University held a day-long seminar dedicated to current UAS technologies and their potential for Agriculture. View the presentations from the day which examine current options on the market, potential for financial impact and future issues such as Big Data.

Bombardier apprentices win National Apprenticeship Competition - Manufacturing on the Moon
Utilising existing materials on the moon (the lunar base contents, old Apollo mission vehicles and lunar materials) apprentices were challenged to build a vehicle that would transport and hold them an altitude of 1000m for five minutes and rendezvous with a rescue craft.

First draft of UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy
The Robotics & Autonomous Systems SIG, set up by the Technology Strategy Board,  have spent the last 18 months road mapping across the breadth of the RAS sector and building a draft strategy for Robotics & Autonomous Systems for the UK.

Highlights from RESOURCE - Realising the opportunities of the circular economy
Resource, a free to attend event launched this year in March as the largest source of learning, networking and solutions for professionals approaching new strategies to contend with these problems. Held at London’s EXCEL it became at once the world’s largest conference and exhibition catering to every sector affected by circular economy adoption, from designer and manufacturer through to retailer, recycler and reuse network. Read more and access highlights from a three day conference with an exceedingly impressive line up from industry.

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Videos

Mapping Interoperability Requirements in Assisted Living

Graham Worsley

From: Accessible ICT:Priorities for Future Research on Accessible Information and Communication Technology Systems and Services. 22 January 2013 IET London: Savoy Place

2013-01-22 IT Channel

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Are we as engineers designing smartly across the transport sector?

John Judge

From: Are we as engineers designing smartly across the transport sector?, 17 April 2013, London, UK

2013-04-17 Transport Channel

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E&T

New heat sensor could save jet designers millions
19 September 2013
A highly-accurate temperature sensor could save manufacturers of jet engines and turbines millions in maintenance costs and lower fuel consumption.


Distributor launches free tool to drive 3D design and printing
12 September 2013
RS Components aims to make 3D printing more accessible to electrical and electronics engineers with the launch of a free solid-modelling tool that works with the distributor’s existing DesignSpark PCB layout software.

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