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Design, Manufacture and Project Engineering

Changing building material choices: responding to Grenfell

Polymer use in construction will be discussed, both in terms of the circular economy and long term health implications. The regulatory process will be discussed and examples of successes and failures will be presented, as well as an overview of emerging evidence on the long term health impacts of materials. Discover more about our webinars and events at

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.

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.

Create Transformative Parts with an EDU nTop License

Have you ever thought about using data to control your geometry? What about light weighting your solid CAD models, or performing topology optimization that is 100% based on engineering principles and your specific parameters? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then you should be using nTop Platform, a unified design environment for creation, simulation, and advanced manufacturing processes. With nTop Platform you can easily design parts with graphs, surface-based or periodic lattices. You can create parts with variable wall thicknesses based on stress values or other data. You can design workflows that not only produce parts but also generate reporting to document your work. You can quickly iterate your design choices while reducing weight, cost, and time savings. This hour-long webinar covers nTop Platform’s: Implicit modelling Field-driven design Reusable (and reconfigurable) workflows EDU license program

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.”

Alastair Graham Bryce Memorial Lecture: Product Development Essentials

This online lecture will examine product creation in industry and widen engineers’ awareness of the diverse skills and challenges that exist for Original Equipment Manufacturers when creating new products. Case study examples will be provided and generic concepts will be presented so attendees can relate to their own industries. Basic knowledge, specialist knowledge, and prototyping techniques will be discussed along with how to effectively combine them to create successful products. Dr Martin Cross, Engineering Infrastructure Manager at Niftylift Ltd will also provide insight into the Manufacturing Industries Division’s work on the skills of the future manufacturing engineer and the pursuit of manufacturing excellence.

Community Energy – Will It Play A Significant Part On The Future Of Our Energy System?

Led by André Pinho, Founder of CoEnergy, this webinar will address the push for communities to own and manage their own energy systems. Listen to hear how the engineering and policy challenges are being addressed and overcome, exemplified by examples of projects currently taking place in the UK. Finally, IMechE Engineering Policy Advisor Matt Rooney will present the findings of the Institution's recent Renewable Power Committee and Energy Energy, Environment & Sustainability Group joint workshop and the conclusion/proposal of the report created by the IMechE. This is a recording of a webinar that took place on 24 October 2019.

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