Product Design, Development and Manufacturing

What is BIM level 2 Standard

John Enyo from Open Water Consulting, explains the UK's Building Information Modelling (BIM) level 2 standard.

Vertical Aerospace Making Air Travel Personal, On Demand and Carbon Free

Development of electric Urban VTOL aircraft over 3 prototypes

The Secret History of Fighter Aircraft Engine Development in WW2

Authoritative account of wartime engine development.

The 'Techonomics' of Additive Manufacturing

Excellent basic presentation followed by more detailed Q&A

Integration of the Engine into Aircraft Wings

A specific class of design problem

What Makes a Good Process?

This presentation was delivered by Alex Campbell, a Practitioner at the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) based in the North-East of Scotland. SMAS works with companies of all sizes and across numerous industries to support improvements in productivity, culture and behaviours. The presentation looks at the principles of what makes and enables a good process. During the session Alex will give real-life examples of what he has seen and experienced within SMAS and in his engineering career prior to becoming a practitioner. The presentation covers the voice of the customer (internal and external), flow of material and information, theory of constraints, non-value adding time (including examples of what engineers are often guilty of), workplace organisation and continuous improvement. To sustain success, underlaying all of this, is the vision, infrastructure, technologies and, most importantly, the people. The key takeaways are the importance of people engagement, how process improvements can often be made with minimal investment and how to ensure that changes are sustained.

UCL Ventura: The Engineering Story

Organised by the Institution’s Greater London Region, hear insights on UCL's Ventura Project from Tim Baker at UCL, together with the technical details about the Mark II device, which has received MHRA regulatory approval A collaboration between UCL, UCH and Mercedes-AMG HPP, engineers worked round-the-clock to reverse engineer a ventilator device for COVID-19 patients that could be manufactured rapidly by the thousand. The results of this joint project are already making a big impact. UCLH critical care consultant Professor Mervyn Singer (UCL Medicine) said: “In the past few weeks we have seen the UCL-Ventura help dozens of patients with Covid-19 breathe more easily.”

Taking Technology Off-Piste with the HVM Catapult

Taking Technology Off-Piste with the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult. Watch former Paralympic downhill skier, Anna Turney, take to the slope to trial test novel instrumentation and support with data capture, allowing the HVM Catapult centres to use a wide variety of advanced manufacturing technologies in this completely new application. Interested in finding out about the technology centres behind the project? Click here: For more information on the HVM Catapult, click here: Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: Follow the HVM Catapult on Twitter:

How is a Brompton bicycle engineered?

The Institution takes a tour of the factory that produces the the iconic Brompton fold-up bicycle.

Critical Transmission Technologies

Prof. Jon Wheals, Chief Engineer Innovation at Ricardo, talks about critical transmission technologies for 2025 and beyond.

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