Mechanical Engineering Concepts And Terminology

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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.

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UK Defence Industry: A Rare Look Behind The Scenes

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With all the fuss over Brexit and other issues, the UK defence industry remains a shining light in the manufacturing sector. While there are several “secret projects” nobody can talk about (just like in the movies), BAE Systems and MBDA opened their doors to The Manufacturer with an invitation to tour their facilities.

In this rare behind-the-scenes look, you will see some of the incredible developments within the UK defence industry. You will find out all you need to about inflatable sea boats, radar systems, microelectronics, missiles and Environmental Stress Screening. Before we get started, let’s take a closer look at BAE Systems and MBDA.

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Precision Engineering: Quality vs Cost

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How do we solve the cost versus quality conundrum in precision engineering?

One thing to keep in mind is that quality isn’t always more expensive but, at the same time, cheap isn’t always the answer either. Where do you draw the line and how do they determine quality costs?

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Engineering, Innovation and Technology Highlights From 2019

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With 2020 just around the corner, we close off the year reflecting on some of the most interesting developments over the last 12 months. As a specialist engineering and fabrication company, we provide services to a wide range of sectors and across many areas. Our vast industry experience means we’ve worked on so many different projects which have enabled us to deliver interesting, relevant and informative articles.

We aim to keep everyone informed from engineering and manufacturing to new technologies, defence updates and future combat vehicles. For those who know PRV, we publish new content every week covering all sorts of topics. Our belief is that you can’t grow unless you learn something new every day. With Christmas behind us and the New Year approaching, here’s a look at some of the PRV Engineering blog highlights from 2019.

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UK Defence Update: Black Night Battle Tanks

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Image Credit: BAE Systems

Over the years advances in technology and engineering have accounted for many innovations within the defence sector. Last week we looked at naval vessels and today, we focus on the Challenger 2 MK2 Black Night Battle Tanks.

The original Challenger 2 served with distinction in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq and now, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended its service to 2035. BAE Systems have introduced the first working prototype of the Black Night upgrade to the UK’s main battle tank, Challenger 2. It features a state-of-the-art thermal imaging system and many improved defensive systems capable of challenging anything standing in its way.

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