Engineering Manufacturing

China looks ahead as World’s Largest Radio Telescope opens

5 years ago — Quick Read

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is finally functional after nearly 5 years of development. The massive structure is an Aricibo-type telescope and has been funded by the National Development...

Arthritis sufferers offered hope by bio-printed cow cartilage

5 years ago — Quick Read

A new 3D printing technique from Penn States Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences has produced cartilage from strands of bioink

Experimental ‘gecko foot’ 3D printer is being sent to the International Space Station

5 years ago — Quick Read

3D printing is coming to space, thanks to a new experimental 3D printer which uses Gecko Gripper technology. The 3D printer mimics the way geckos cling to surfaces without falling,...

Ford installs laser sensors in its driverless cars

6 years ago — Quick Read

Ford is equipping its self-driving cars with LiDAR sensors, laser scanners which allow cars to create high resolution 3D maps of their surroundings. This allows the vehicles to locate themselves...

Aircraft manufacturers use augmented reality to make assembly quicker and more accurate

6 years ago — Quick Read

Augmented reality is beginning to revolutionise the area of aircraft manufacturing. The manufacturers of the Airbus A350 have begun using augmented reality software on handheld tablets, which can be used...

New collaboration to offer 3D printed implants to UK patients

6 years ago — Quick Read

JRI Orthopaedics, a Sheffield healthcare company has partnered with 3D printing services provider Mobelife to provide hip and shoulder implants to patients who face challenging reconstructive surgery. The partnership is...