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The Toaster

I wasn’t planning to write this article now, but a response to my earlier article “Can Design Be Taught at University” made me realise that

Company Spotlight : SpaceX

In the last few decades we have learned a great deal about space and vastly improved our exploration tools and skills thanks to NASA’s published efforts. But,


How Accurate Is Symmetry?

In previous articles, we spoke about the undeniable use and help the notion of symmetry brings to a mechanical design. It is a powerful tool,

SpotMini From Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics recently broke the mould with its ATLAS robot but the company has just released a new funky, flexible and extremely well advanced model


What do calculations actually mean?

Engineers are supposed to do calculations. That’s what we do. We calculate everything from strength and mass flow, temperature rise and heat transfer, fuel consumption and

FOR SALE: Mechanical Design Directory

After much deliberation we have decided to offer the Mechanical Design Directory for sale. The Directory has been running since 2011, and as much as we love it,

What is Control Engineering?

Control Engineering is a branch of engineering that artificially modifies a system to ensure a desired behavior. A system can be mechanical, fluid, chemical, financial

Engineering Disasters: Concorde Crash

On the morning of July 25th, 2000, there was an Air France Concorde crash moments after takeoff from near Paris based International Airport, Charles de Gaulle,

Avoid Engineering Burnout

If you’ve graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree you will know the feeling. You’ve just finished the hardest technical curriculum  you’ll ever undertake and you’re feeling

Designer of the Future

The Designer of the Future

You are a talented designer living an independent life, go to concerts, parties, perhaps starting to make concrete plans for your life and then you

The Weird World of Quantum Mechanics

There is nothing weirder than Quantum mechanics, especially when it comes to quantum computing. Quantum physics has long helped advanced technology in our modern life, even

Welcome to EngineeringClicks!

A warm welcome to EngineeringClicks. This is the new version of Mechanical Design Forum. We felt it was time for a complete reinvention with a new name,

Why Do Designs Fail?

With so many scientific tools, why do designs fail? Why the unsinkable Titanic sank? Why did the thoroughly tested Columbia space shuttle burned out on

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