Back in October 2019, NASA took delivery of its first electric plane, called the X-57 Maxwell X-Plane. Based on the four-seater Tecnam P2006T conventional light aircraft, when the X-57 electric plane is fully developed, it is expected to be 500% more efficient in high-speed cruising. Also, it will produce no in-flight carbon dioxide emissions while being much quieter than most conventional aircraft.Continue reading
3D Printing is not a new concept but how it’s developing and advancing is a different story altogether. We are within reach of more affordable and rapid prototyping and instant manufacturing. With that in mind, how has 3D printing changed the manufacturing industry as we know it today? What can we expect going forward?Continue reading
Deep hole drilling (DHD) is a residual stress measurement technique that is used across various sectors to measure locked-in and applied stresses. It’s often referred to as gun drilling, a prominent method in engineering materials and components. The process involves specialised equipment and knowledge to maintain the straightness and tight tolerances required for some components.Continue reading
The Royal Navy is set to develop 100-foot long unmanned robotic submarines which could soon complement the conventional manned submarine fleet. An investment of up to £2.5 million has been set aside by the British government for the research and development of this extra-large autonomous submarine.Continue reading
Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest disciplines that combines engineering physics and mathematical principles with materials science. It involves the design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems.
The fundamentals of mechanical engineering go back thousands of years, emerging as a field during the Industrial Revolution in Europe. It continued to evolve and, today, mechanical engineers are involved in areas such as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology.Continue reading