Engineering Manufacturing

MIT Engineers are now 3D printing glass

4 years ago — Long Read

Engineers at MIT have perfected a process that means 3D printers can now squirt out endless streams of molten glass. While the thought of a machine firing molten glass endlessly...

What the Remnants of Britain’s button industry teach us about the future of manufacturing

4 years ago — Long Read

Many British towns and cities grew up around manufacturing. The north of England was once the production centre of the world during the industrial revolution. While manufacturing remained important to...

UK Startup fuses Engineering and Traditional Chocolate Making

5 years ago — Quick Read

Candy Mechanics, a start-up based in London, has introduced the first 3D consumable product to be created directly from any smartphone – your own head made in chocolate. Your browser...

EEF Annual photography competition celebrates British manufacturing with £5,000 prize pot

5 years ago — Long Read

Photographers of all experience levels are being asked to get snappy and have fun. The EEF Photography Competition, now in its 8th year, is asking photographers to submit images that...

How Japan’s adorable zero-gravity space drone navigates ISS

5 years ago — Quick Read

There is no denying that Japans Aerospace Exploration Agencies (JAXA) JEM Internal Ball Camera is cute but the tiny space drone is packed full of some interesting engineering. Your browser...

Ground breaking new 3D-Printing technique allows the printing of Transparent Glass

5 years ago — Long Read

A brand new 3D printing technique could allow scientists to print glass which incorporates different 'refractive indices' in a single printed piece of transparent glass. This could make finishing glass...