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Welcome to a collection of news stories 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 news items according to the category as specified in the column on the left hand side of the page.

New Chartership for Product Designers is a roaring success!

CTPD is a unique Chartership now within the reach of IED members and it’s already proving to be a winner. We would like to see even more members adding Chartered status to their credentials.

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British Engineering Excellence Awards 2016 now Open for Entries

Dartford, UK, 15 March 2016 – The British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) for 2016 are now open for entries at

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Toolbox enables system-level modelling

Maplesoft has released the MapleSim CAD Toolbox, an add-on to MapleSim that allows engineers to understand and improve their mechanical designs by importing their CAD assemblies into MapleSim. The toolbox allows engineers to learn how their designs will behave as part of a larger, multi-domain ...

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Nanoparticles control soft robots

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers in three dimensions, which could be used to remotely control ‘soft robots’.

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Capacitive mini-sensor unveiled

Pressure Profile Systems has unveiled the SingleTact, a miniature capacitive force sensor that is claimed to deliver superior sensitivity and repeatability compared to resistive force sensors.

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£4m grant for cutting-edge sensor systems research

Work is beginning on a new research project led by four UK universities that aims to deliver smarter, more reliable sensor based systems. These will help to determine the future success of smart cities, the internet of things, big data and self-driving vehicles. The Science of Sensor Systems ...

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Notice to Members

Election of Council

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Geoff Kirk Young Members Award

Are you a young member of the IED or do you know someone who is?

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IED Awards!

Now that the Oscars are over, it’s that time of year again for the real award judging to take place, where we at the IED like to celebrate all that is great about design. New innovations, exciting design ideas, long-term dedication to design practice, management or education, all are celebrated in ...

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Engineering UK Report 2016

I am delighted to alert you to the electronic availability of Engineering UK 2016 The State of Engineering, our annual flagship report into the state of engineering.

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