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Jheni Osman: Bridges

Einstein’s special theory of relativity helped to design the world’s tallest bridge. The bridge is taller than the Eiffel Tower and can carry 35,000 tonnes. All bridges have to cope with two main forces, tension and compression.

Engineers also had to consider the problem of accuracy when working on such...

Engineer profile- Steven Chan, Project Engineer for Tube Lines

In this film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Steven Chan describes his job as an engineer for Tube Lines, a company responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of some of the London Underground lines. Steven explains how they are keeping the underground system cool.

The film shows how...

Engineering Insights- Aerospace Industry

In this film from the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) Stephen Phillips of Bombardier explains how to further your career by researching the Aerospace industry and finding out about companies in the sector. He also describes the breadth and depth of experience that engineers can gain by joining a...

Engineering Insights- Automotive Industry

Automotive engineer Oliver Tomlin works for Mira Ltd, and engineering service provider to the automobile industry. Oliver recounts his journey from engineering student to professional engineering consultant. Now involved in recruiting graduate engineers himself, Oliver highlights some of the qualities that...

Engineering Insights- Process Industries

Chris Tudor works in the Power industry as a Technical Development Manager. Involved in engineering in one way or another since the age of 16, Chris explains how to progress your career through work experience, training schemes and networking with professional engineers through the IMechE. He also describes the...

Engineering Insights- Railway Industry

On a graduate scheme for London Underground, Arno Bajon has been working on a wide variety of railway projects, from signalling to maintenance of train tracks. He describes the benefits of a career in the railways, and explains how to get ahead in the sector, from the first year of a mechanical engineering degree...

Ford- Engineered in Britain

This film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, shows how the imagination of engineers have made Ford one of the leading-edge automotive companies in the world, with a large proportion of its engine and powertrain development originating in the UK. The innovation of its UK engineers, who develop next...

Hozelock- Engineered in Britain

As part of the Engineered in Britain series, this film shows how Hozelock products are designed, developed and manufactured through a process of sketching, developing key concepts and presenting ideas to consumers. The company needs to flexible to meet sudden demands in its products as the weather changes....

Our vision: What is mechanical engineering?

Simon Taylor, chief engineer, introduces the work of the engineering team at the Mars factory in Slough. Ed Godsell, a project engineer who started on the Mars graduate scheme, explains the critical role of engineers in getting products onto the market. The production line runs 24 hours a day, every day of the...

Running Shoes

Loughborough University's sports engineers are using additive layer manufacturing or '3D printing' to help build personalised running spikes. Andrea Vinet is a research student at the Sports Technology Institute and has been looking at the manufacturing and human performance testing of running shoes. Her aim is...

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