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Sshh! Microphones aid sound test in " quietest place in the world"

Sshh! Microphones aid sound test in " quietest place in the world"
Microsoft has a vision to make its customer devices so effortless to use that they all but disappear and - since sound quality holds the key - the company built a series of anechoic chambers for testing, which include the quietest place in the world. As well as machines understanding humans, people also need to understand each other effortlessly if technology is to become an ‘invisible’ assistant.
27th May 2016

Former F1 Chief Engineer appointed IMechE President

Jon Hilton CEng FIMechE from Northamptonshire has become the 131st President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He commented: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and in my year as President I want to concentrate on developing professional engineers, as well as encouraging those who have already chosen engineering as a career to make the most of their choice.
27th May 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded FEED contract by Kuwait Oil Company

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to upgrade its Oil Gathering Centre GC-24.
26th May 2016


Creaform Engineering announces major expansion

Creaform announced that its engineering division is undergoing a major expansion to meet the increasing demand for its expertise in a wide array of fields, including design, engineering and simulation.
26th May 2016

Medals recognise volunteer commitment to chemical engineering

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has presented medals to three individuals in recognition of their significant contributions to professional activity. Ed Daniels, Keith Johnson and Fiona Macleod were presented with the Institution’s Council Medal, Arnold Greene Medal and Frank Lees Medal respectively, at a ceremony held in Edinburgh. UK.
26th May 2016

Tyre plant saves €119,000 a year

Tyre plant saves €119,000 a year
Molded-Oil rolling bearings from NSK have once again proven their suitability for operating in harsh environmental conditions by helping a tyre manufacturing plant in Europe achieve annual cost savings of over €118,000. Having replaced conventional bearing units in a rubber cutting machine with NSK Molded-Oil bearings, which are permanently lubricated with an oil-impregnated polymer material, the facility is witnessing a four-fold extension in bearing service life.By changing to NSK´s Molded-Oil rolling bearings in a rubber cutting machine, a tyre manufacturer is saving over €119,000 a year
25th May 2016

Loughborough engineering student wins prize for better beer

Loughborough engineering student wins prize for better beer
A chemical engineering student at Loughborough University has been awarded the Undergraduate Project Prize by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Food and Drink Special Interest Group. Jack Ramsey, a final year Master’s student in chemical engineering, received the award for his project on brewing beer. 
19th May 2016

Thyristor controllers Speed up production for Mclaren

Thyristor power controllers from CD Automation have been instrumental in significantly improving production efficiencies for Woking-based luxury sports car maker McLaren Automotive. From modest beginnings the organisation has grown into a world renowned and respected brand and a byword for advanced technological excellence, intelligence and attention to detail. Drawing on 50 years of racing success McLaren has created some of the most iconic and exhilarating high performance road cars the world has ever seen.
18th May 2016

Commercial salad growers box clever with Spelsberg

Commercial salad growers box clever with Spelsberg
Spelsberg electrical enclosures have been used in a high tech environmental control system for a commercial greenhouse operated by one of the largest salad growers in the UK.
18th May 2016

Cost Estimation Software Added to Altair Software Library

The Altair Partner Alliance (APA) added Hyperlean s.r.l.’s cost estimation software LeanCOST for HyperWorks users. LeanCOST can be used for quick and easy cost estimation of products, processes, single components and assemblies based on automatic feature recognition from 3D models.
18th May 2016


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