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The engineer’s guide to 3D printing

Steven Parham takes looks at 3D printing.  This process has literally been a game changer for thousands of engineers and other professions over the past decade, thanks to the possibilities that the technology has brought to the fore. Something that would have been considered fanciful or downright impossible up until a few years ago is not only a reality, but an affordable proposition.  Steven takes a look at what is involved, how some of these processes work, and how to go about making your own 3D prints. Introduction In the last 10 years, 3D printing has finally come of age. The technology has become both widespread and a cost effective...

Women in Engineering

Claire Greenhouse takes a look at the increasing roles for women in engineering.  Until relatively recently, the number of women taking roles and making careers in engineering were relatively few and far between. Until then, engineering was seen as a male reserve, and in that respect, a female engineer would have been considered something of an oddity, even perhaps an oddball. In these enlightened times of course, more engineers than ever are female. Claire looks at how things have progressed since the turn of the millenium in engineering. Introduction As the ICE begins its ‘Year of Engineering’ events, the website (https://www.ice.org.uk/ice-200) encouragingly shows a picture of a girl around the...