All News

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.

Changes to membership renewals calendar

We are making changes to the way in which your membership subscriptions are collected. Instead of collecting the annual fee on the anniversary of your joining the IED, we will gradually be moving all payment collections to January.

Read More


The IED is all set to open the application process for the awarding of Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD) status to the general design community. Chief executive Libby Meyrick celebrates this completion of the Triple Crown, alongside CEnv and CEng, to IED members

Read More

Why CTPD really matters

Dr Ben Watson, PhD MDes(Hons) LCGI CEng CEnv CTPD MIED, who holds all three Chartered registrations available through the IED, explains why gaining registration as a Chartered Technological Product Designer is such an important step forward

Read More

Sussex engineering lab gets £10m boost

The University of Sussex is investing £10 million in a new engineering and robotics lab on the back of a 60% surge in applications for engineering and computing degrees. Half of the money will come from the government’s £200m fund for STEM teaching.

Read More

Bloodhound components exceed expectations

As the design and build of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) now moves into the final few months before heading off to South Africa to challenge the world land speed record, Morgan Advanced Materials has conducted specialist ballistic testing on the panels it has provided to form part of the ...

Read More

Materials gains of £20 million

Ten new research projects that will advance the UK’s manufacturing capability, develop new functional materials and accelerate the translation of the science of functional materials through to application have been announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Read More

Lockheed Martin adopts 3D visualisation

Defence giant Lockheed Martin has installed a virtual reality system in its UK facility to help the design and review of a major land vehicle being developed.

Read More

Thermoplastic composites breakthrough

Researchers are on the verge of a breakthrough that will allow for the wide-scale use of thermoplastic composites in the automotive industry. The light yet strong materials are rigid, and also sustainable and recyclable.

Read More

Light inside the tunnel

Commuters and pedestrians using the new King’s Cross foot tunnel are now being greeted by HALFLIFE – an immersive, durational light installation created by award-winning design practice Speirs + Major.

Read More

Picking up GOOD vibrations!

Engineers at Lancaster University are working on a system that allows aircraft wings to generate and store electricity from vibrations.

Read More

Ask the CEO

Submit Question

If you've got any questions about the IED or our membership process then we'd be more than happy to hear from you. Simply click on the 'submit question' button, fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you with a response as soon as possible.