This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Articles
We’re back with our top 5 inspiring articles for Engineering Weekend. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
- 3D printing precious metals
- Stanford researchers make artificial skin that senses touch
- Microllatice metal is “world’s lighest material”, says Boeing
- Crossrail: Inside Europe’s most ambitious engineering project
- How on Earth Could Trucks Move This 1,000-Ton Load?
The jewellery industry is no exception when it comes to innovation. Now using 3D printing for precious metals, jewelry designers might have endless possibilities to turn their ideas into reality.
A team from Stanford University could change the lives of people with missing limbs. Hoping that their invention will help in building futuristic prostheses, the researchers have developed an artificial substitute for skin that is capable of sensing when it is being touched.
Aerospace company Boeing might have just discovered the world’s lightest metal. Watch their movie to learn about the weight and strength of microllatice.
The largest civil engineering project in Europe is making progress: The Crossrail expansion of London’s rail network is set to open in 2018. At a cost of $20 billion, the 56 kilometers (35 miles) of new tunnels, stations and interchanges will connect the outer suburbs to the city center and Heathrow airport.
How can this huge pressurized vessel even be transported? Physics might help you understand why you need 7 trucks for the 946,000 kg load.