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The latest news from the fast-moving world of engineering design, including the latest innovations, applications and research information.




Biomaterials to float your boat

Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have developed new wood-based biomaterials that can be used in the construction of boats and paddle boards.



MoD to acquire Sheffield Forgemasters

The Ministry of Defence is making a strategic acquisition of specialist steel producer Sheffield Forgemasters, pledging up to £400m investment over the next decade.



Nanowire recycling targets e-waste

Researchers in the US have designed a new model for low-cost electronics that allows embedded nanowires to be recycled multiple times.


Launchpad returns to Subcon 2021

A dedicated area, open to eight start-ups or entrepreneurs keen to showcase innovation will feature at Subcon 2021. Entries close 1 August 2021



NPL-led AMPI consortium secures funding

Manufacturing in the North of England has received a major boost after the new Advanced Machinery & Productivity Institute (AMPI) secured £22.6m in funding.










Colour boost for ‘electronic paper’

Engineers in Sweden have made a significant breakthrough in their pursuit to develop ‘electronic paper’ reflective screens with high-definition colour.





MacRobert Award goes to DnaNudge

DnaNudge has been awarded the 2021 MacRobert Award for its consumer genetics screening platform which was adapted to test for COVID-19.



Cable glands for harsh environments

TR Fastenings has partnered with the world-renowned manufacturer of connection technology and electromechanical components, HUMMEL AG to launch a range of cable gland products designed to meet a ...

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Design, Online

Eureka! launches 'Design, Online', a new webinar event featuring five leading ...