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IET image boards are now available on Pinterest

The IET joins the social media image sharing website to provide more online tools to the engineering community The IET has recently launched its own image boards on Pinterest to share photos and visual concepts with other users. The current IET topic boards include Michael Faraday, Electric lighting, Telegraphy, Design and Production, Transport, Energy, Built Environment, Information and Communications, with additional boards to be added over time Pinterest is a discovery tool that allows people to find and share ideas for projects, ‘pin’ them to their own digital boards and follow boards that are of interest to them. More than 70 million people around the world use Pinterest as an information source. Users are invited to follow boards or pin any of the images contained within the boards to their own collections. To find the IET boards or follow us please visit:
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Design and Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing Shows FREE at the NEC 2nd - 4th June

The IET is delighted to be the official broadcaster for this three day expo and confernce at the NEC Birmingham.


Held every two years, the Advanced Manufacturing Show focuses on all aspects of production engineering technology, including machining and turning centres, sheet-metal working, metrology, tooling, work-holding and CAD/CAM software. The Engineer Design & Innovation Show will provide visitors with everything a design engineer needs to take a product from concept through to market. With industry leading suppliers exhibiting at the show, this is an opportunity for visitors to network, review and make investment decisions across the product design, prototype and development process for UK manufacturers.The show will feature live machining demonstrations and new product launches highlighting the technologies that UK companies need to stay ahead of the game in international markets.

As well as filming around the shows and in the new innovation area, The IET will also be fiming the full three days of teh Engineer Conference held at this event. From the Rosetta mission and the UK’s new aircraft carriers to Industry 4.0 and the rise of reshoring, The Engineer Conference 2015 boasts an unmissable mix of inspiring projects and industry big hitters.
 New EPSRC Centre for advanced robotics opens at Leeds University

The University of Leeds was awarded government funding of £2.6 million to become the UK hub for research into small to medium scale advanced robotic systems. This facility, which has secured an additional £1.7 million backing from industry and the University, capitalises on the University’s expertise in mechanical, electronic and materials engineering as well as computer science and medicine. The facility has now opened and you can see more about teh facility and its capabilities here.

The centre is actively inviting inquiries from academic institutions and industrial partners who wish to collaborate or make use of the facility.

Current Trends and Future Horizons, TPN event 5 November 2014, Manchester.

The robotics and Mechatronics Technical Professional Network hosted an excellent robotics event in Manchester Examinig the recent RAS strategy for the UK created for David Willets other speakers examined key future trends in manufacturing, service and field robotics as well as exploring opportunity areas such as nuclear decommissioning.
You can watch the presentations from the likes of FESTO and ABB below.

Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing
Developing Future Robotics Based on Natures Past
The Devlopment of Advanced Bipedal and Quadruped Robotics
RAS 2020 Robotics and Autonomous Systems: a National Strategy Document

The Writer, Director and Cast of "The Imitation Game" get up close with and answer the IET's questions on the life, work and innovations of Alan Turing.

Given his relevance to the Institution the IET were delighted to secure an invite to the press phase of the film's promotional tour. Mark Reynard was on hand to discuss not only the contents of the film and the unquestionable importance of the man and his legacy; but also the status and recognition of engineers and engineering as a whole. You can see the series of videos below.

The Imitation Game

 Gordon Attenborough interviews Deputy Prime Minister at Farnborough Air Show

Sector Head Gordon Attenborough and the IET.TV team were recently invited to the Farnborough Airshow by The High Value Manufacturing Catapult as part of thegrowing relationship between the two institutions. The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP was there to announce government investment in Aerospace research and development and Gordon took the opportunity to get his views on the Catapult and the contribution it makes to UK innovation.

Nick Clegg Interview

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Some of our greatest challenges may already have a solution…. Help us find them. The Design and Production Sector will be launching a Horizontal innovation initiative in the new year- looking to identify solutions for some of our greatest challenges through the use of pre-existing technology and technology transfer. Horizontal Innovation ... read more...
Posted by Megan Phipps on IET Design and Production Sector Dec 10, 2015 2:50 PM GMT


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