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7 women in engineering that you should know

Published 23 June 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, imeche, women in engineering, wes, nwed, brunel, women’s engineering society

7 inspiring historical female engineers to celebrate on National Women in Engineering Day

In celebration of it being National Women in Engineering Day we’ve come up with a list of 7 different female engineers that you should probably raise a drink to today.

Beginning in ancient Greece, our list thereon is predominantly British female engineers that vary their skills from Indian railroads to manufacturing methods, eclectic designs to computer programming hundreds of years before the computer was even invented.

Here are 7 for you to remember:

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‘Girls can’t what?!’ - National Women in Engineering Day 2014

Published 23 June 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, education, imeche, apprentiships, women in engineering, national women in engineering day, women’s engineering society

This year’s focus is the great careers available to women in engineering

Today we’re celebrating National Women in Engineering Day, set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary - with over 80 events taking place across the UK.

The focus this year is on the great opportunities for women in engineering, at a time when it has never been more important to address the engineering skills shortage.

The idea behind National Women in Engineering Day is to encourage all groups (governmental, educational, corporate, professional engineering institutions, individuals and other organisations) to organise their own events in support of the day, and link them together for maximum impact through the use of the NWED logo, corresponding website, and supporting resources.

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Millinery marvel - poem transformed into hat for Royal Ascot using 3D printing

Published 20 June 2014

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Article tagged with: design, 3d printing, eos, sintering, 3trpd, 3t rpd

The 3D printed hat for Royal Ascot by milliners Gabriela Ligenza

For a sporting occasion, Royal Ascot is as much about the headwear in the stands as the horses under the jockeys, with Ladies’ Day prompting the crowds to don spectacular, eye-catching headpieces.

So with 3D printing still a headline grabbing snare, I was unsurprised to see a hat of white nylon SLS appearing in the stands, however it is rather a thoughtful piece.

The design by milliners Gabriela Ligenza is formed by the words from racing poet Henry Birtles, his poem specially penned for the event, with the words in 3D coiling around the wearer’s head.

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PTC announce Creo 3.0: now accepting all major 3D CAD data

Published 18 June 2014

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Article tagged with: design, ptc, cad, creo, grabcad, boston

Aiming to delight the crowds at its global user event, PTC has announced the latest version of its Creo 3D CAD software, available in early 2015, offering improved performance and a list of new features.

From it’s Boston heartland it revealed that its key design tool will now feature AnyData Adoption, allowing for data migration from other major CAD software packages without the need to create new CAD files.

Not a duplicate file, the new technology allows the native data to be worked on as Creo models.

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3D Systems launch Ekocycle Cube: Big guns publicity, but too late to light up the home market?

Published 17 June 2014

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Article tagged with: 3d printing, autodesk, 3d systems, will.i.am, recycling, formlabs, form 1, cube, spark, coke

3D Systems has launched the Ekocycle Cube which uses 25 per cent recycled material filament and a lot of branding nous

3D Systems has announced its latest desktop 3D printer, the Ekocycle Cube, more interesting however is the heavyweight marketing tie-up with mega-brand Coca-Cola and sometime pop star William Adams.

There are few facts for what the aesthetically jazzed-up version of the Cube 3 will offer, although we expect it to shares the same 15.25 x 15.25 x 15.25 cm build area, 70 micron layers, with a neat filament cartridge system. Whether it includes the dual-extruder is unclear as it looks likely to cost $1,199, a few rolls of filament cheaper than the Cube 3.

Yet what makes it special is that the Ekocycle system is using a filament that sources its materials partly from recycled plastic bottles, namely Coke bottles.

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WIN TICKETS - Sheffield Design Week 2014

Published 17 June 2014

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Article tagged with: design, conference, sheffield, made north, sheffield design week

Sheffield Design Week is to take place from 23-28 June, creating a citywide celebration of design in all its forms in one of the UK’s resurgent manufacturing hubs.

Small scale workshops, talks and installations through to a design industry conference, film screenings and exhibitions will take place across the Steel City.

Here at DEVELOP3D we’re giving you the chance to win tickets to the full event and amazing conference. Simply take to Twitter and retweet our message below to be in with a chance of winning one of four pairs of tickets, worth £110 per pair.

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#IAmAnEngineer selfies for National Women in Engineering Day

Published 16 June 2014

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Article tagged with: engineering, education, national women in engineering day, careers, nwed, the shard, roma agrawal

We’re huge supporters of National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June, and engineering in general, so we’d love to see your #IAmAnEngineer selfies on Twitter.

Leading the line is Roma Agrawal, structural engineer on projects such as London skyscraper The Shard and recognised as one of the best in her profession by the recent Marks & Spencer’s ad campaign.

For more information on how to get involved in NWED click here.

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