All Features

Welcome to a collection of features from around the world on the themes of engineering and design.Click on the link beside each feature to read more.You can sort through the feature items according to the category as specified in the column on the left hand side of the page.

Masking over the damage

After sustaining a broken nose, Real Madrid and Spain football player Sergio Ramos wore a protective 3D printed carbon fibre face mask on the pitch

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Arching ambitions

The stunning water sculpture at Muscat’s Royal Opera House featured as a news item in our last issue. Here, we focus on the remarkable UK team behind the engineering design

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Life on Mars

The Mars 2020 mission will seek the answer to a massive question – is there the potential for human habitation on Mars? As for the mission itself, design engineering plays a massive part, as editor Brian Wall discovers

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Why Brighton Rocks

Anyone who has ridden to the summit in the award-winning 162-metre-tall moving observation tower on Brighton seafront – the British Airways i360 – will know what a thrilling experience it is. The engineering design that has gone into it is no less breathtaking

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Childhood dream

It’s the ‘Year of Engineering’ and a time to celebrate this great calling. But what first inspires someone to enter the profession? Engineering Designer finds out

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It’s a kind of Magic

The British Engineering Excellence Awards celebrate so much that is being achieved at the highest levels - from Grand Prix winner Plessey right across the spectrum. Graham Pitcher reports on who won what at the annual awards and why

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‘Imperial Render’

A new medical tool promises to make operations less invasive and reduce recovery time

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BOOK REVIEW “Napier’s glory days”

The name Napier has virtually disappeared from the general consciousness. G J Jeffery CEng FIMechE FIED reviews a book that revisits its glorious past

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Daft as a Brush

Brushes – we all use them every day, but don’t think about them much. Here, Colin Ledsome CEng FIED helps us brush up with some intriguing insights

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How do you improve additive manufacturing processes with a fl ash of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun? Tom Austin-Morgan finds out how Rolls-Royce uses this technique to improve its aerospace engine blades

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