Engineering Manufacturing

Stanfords new method for recording bird flight in 3D shows how birds deform their wings

4 years ago — Quick Read

Engineers at Standford University have developed a new 3D method for recording the shape of birds’ wings during flight.

Meet Octobot – a 3D-printed robot that uses microfluidics rather than electronics

5 years ago — Long Read

Engeineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering are showing off their 'Octobot'. The small autonomous robot is powered by chemical reactions controlled by microfluidics. It is 3D-printed and has...

Are UK small and medium-sized manufacturers losing their creative spark?

5 years ago — Quick Read

According to Exact's annual SME Barometer Research, small and medium-sized UK manufacturing businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to design new products for their customers. Exact cite innovation as a...

Hyperloop: Manufacturing plant opens

5 years ago — Quick Read

Hyperloop One has opened its first manufacturing plant, taking a step forward in its goal of helping to shape the future of transportation

Police obtain access to smartphone by 3D printing victims fingerprint

5 years ago — Quick Read

Police in the USA have found a way around past the notoriously hard to crack smartphone fingerprint protection by scanning and 3D printing the owners finger tips. Biometrics experts from...

3D printed truck spare parts developed by Mercedes-Benz

5 years ago — Quick Read

This September, Mercedes-Benz is promising to make 30 spare plastic parts available to print for its cargo trucks. The innovation is led, in part, by a backlog in the parts...