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basic stress analysis calculations

Basic stress analysis calculations

Mechanical engineers need to be able to calculate things! One of the most important things a mechanical engineer must know are basic stress analysis calculations.

What is a Good Mechanical Design?

When it comes to judging a good mechanical design, there is a fine line between resonating with the artistic aspect and assessing the practical one.

transparent wood

Amazing materials: Transparent Wood

Transparent wood is a type of a composite material that has the potential to revolutionise the fields of construction and the manufacturing of various products. It

Swaging: Rotary and Extrusion

Swaging is a process that belongs to the forging class of manufacturing processes, where the dimensions of the work piece is changed using dies which

Dzhanibekov Effect

Understanding the Dzhanibekov Effect

The Dzhanibekov Effect phenomenon, also known as the Tennis Racquet Theorem, is a result in standard mechanics which describes the movement of a rigid object

makerspaces in universities

Makerspaces in Universities

There is no doubt that entrepreneurship and innovation continues to prosper with new ventures and projects emerging on a regular basis. Most people would recognise

Recycling Carbon Fibre - the Lamborghini Huracan

Recycling Carbon Fibre

Since the turn of the century, carbon fibre and composites have been the making of the aerospace and aeronautics industry: their mechanical properties and lightweight,

Going Back to the Classroom: Why?

Whether you’re intending to go back to university (or going back to the classroom as some would describe it) at some point in your professional

Enter the world of Microtomography

What is Microtomography?

Heterogeneous materials are gaining more popularity in use for manufacturing high-tech parts. This means that analyses and certifications need to be conducted and will therefore

space junk

The Threat of Space Junk

Since the 60s, the majority of satellites launched into space have successfully fulfilled their tasks with new technology improving the services which they offer. Unfortunately

Rapid Prototyping: Doing For Thinking

Lately, I was pleasantly surprised by one of the conferences I attended involving decision making and startup development: I was expecting the generic speech about

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