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Welcome to the IED, the home for designers working in engineering and product design

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Membership of the IED is open to all who work in, study, manage, research, teach or practice design. Membership is welcomed at all grades of academic study and levels of expertise. The purpose of the IED is to support our members to achieve their career goals by mentoring and guiding designers to the appropriate grade of professional registration.

The first step to achieving this professional registration is to complete our simple application form.

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View From The Chair

It’s all change!!

Tania Humphries-Smith – on a post- Brexit UK, political upheaval and finding the right way forward on many fronts

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The Design News

Slice of Raspberry Pi whets the appetite

Nearly 200 AWE staff, with some joined by their family, plus local IED members, packed the William Penney Theatre at Aldermaston recently to hear about the latest technology behind the Raspberry Pi, which is helping to inspire the next generation of ...

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Salute the Winners!

No doubt you’ve heard the brand names: Post-It, Scotchgard, Nexcare, Filtrete. And, among many more, they are all illustrious brands owned by 3M, who played host to the IED’s Annual and Extraordinary General meetings, plus annual Awards, on 9 July.

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Spotlight on IED council members: Neil Phelps IEng MIED

Neil Phelps IEng MIED is a production design manager at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). He started his engineering career in 1975 as a mechanical engineering technician apprentice with F J Edwards, which produced sheet metal working machine ...

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Upcoming Events
28 Sep

TCT Show + Personalize 2016

28-29 September 2016 NEC Birmingham

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19 Oct

Engineering Design Show 2016

19th - 20th OCTOBER 2016 Jaguar Exhibition Hall • Ricoh Arena • Coventry

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Don't Miss

Tolerance Analysis Course, exclusively for IED members

To be held at IED HQ in Wiltshire on Tuesday 15th November, this course is delivered by Ian Maynard, CEng, Tolerance Analysis Expert, and gives the designer the means to identify and prioritise the ...

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