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Are these the 20 greatest engineers of all time?January 9, 2018

The need to invent new technologies is as old as humanity itself. The labours and achievements of the engineers in this article have made enormous impacts on society and the world we live in today, writes Christopher Madden
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LPE research investigates rapid tooling for injection mouldingNovember 21, 2017

LPE's collaboration with Athlone Institute of Technology found that rapid tooling using stereolithography and metal powder bed fusion is viable for short production runs or as an intermediate step in the design of a full metal-machined tool. Wilson McKay reports
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Engineering in the Air CorpsSeptember 12, 2017

Engineers play a crucial role in the Air Corps and the other branches of the Defence Forces – the Army and the Navy. Lieutenant Colonel Michael Moran explains the role of engineers in the Air Corps and the opportunities ahead
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3D printing – sweeping the toy industry off the shelves?September 12, 2017

People who scoff that 3D printers are simply toys themselves probably do not realise how much money is made from playthings – and DIY manufacturing is having a multi-million-euro impact on the toy industry, writes Allison Mills

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Industry 4.0: A world of new business models and marketsAugust 29, 2017

Festo’s Eberhard Klotz offers an insight into the factory of the future and explains how this industrial revolution offers business opportunities in the areas of production, engineering processes, energy management, logistical processes and predictive maintenance