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  • According to research published today (21st September) by EEF, one in six manufacturing businesses said business would become untenable for them if the UK reverted to WTO tariffs, increased border checks on people and increased border checks on goods. The EEF-commissioned ComRes survey of 500 manufacturing business decision makers finds with just six months to […] The post No-deal Brexit will make business “untenable” for 1 in 6 manufacturers claims news research appeared first on The Engineer.

  • A new survey on public attitudes to manufacturing reveals support and ignorance in almost equal measure writes Stephen Phipson, CEO of EEF As our politicians enjoy their conference season and consider the potential implications of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the future of our economy they might do well to take notice of a survey […] The post What do the British public think about manufacturing? appeared first on The Engineer.

  • Intelligent powered wheelchairs that adapt the level of support they offer users depending how skilled they are as a driver or how tired they become, could offer disabled people the opportunity for greater independence. Researchers at Portsmouth University, led by Dr David Sanders and Dr Martin Langner, have previously developed low-cost analogue collision avoidance systems […] The post Digital sensor system for powered wheelchairs will use AI for driver assistance appeared first on The Engineer.

  • New long span bridge designs that could ultimately cover distances such as the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting Europe and Africa, could be made possible by UK research. In an EPSRC-funded project, researchers at Sheffield University and Brunel University London, alongside long span bridge expert Ian Firth of engineering consultants COWI, used a mathematical modelling technique […] The post New UK bridge designs could connect Europe and Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar appeared first on The Engineer.

  • The European Space Agency (ESA) has asked Airbus to work on concepts for key parts of the proposed Deep Space Gateway, a major international effort to build a moon-orbiting space station. The NASA led project, which as well as ESA involves the Russian, Canadian, and Japanese space agencies, plans to use the base  as a […] The post Airbus to develop concepts for moon-orbiting space station appeared first on The Engineer.

JCB Academy Engineering Education Conference

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The Royal Academy of Engineering and the JCB Academy are bringing together industry and education providers for a two-day colloquium on engineering curriculum development. This not to be missed event has been organised over two days:

Day 1 The JCB Academy in Action:

The opportunity to visit the prestigious JCB Academy and see how engineering students and staff are working with the curriculum.

Private Dinner: to hear about the emerging Engineering Education Alliance.

Day 2 The Authentic Curriculum: Presentations and Market Place:

The JCB Academy partner organisations, JCB staff and students showcasing their authentic engineering education programmes. The conference will be of interest and relevance to: University Technical Colleges Aspiring UTC consortia Specialist Engineering Academies and Schools Employers with a responsibility for educational development JCB partner organisations.

Dates: TBC

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