Daryl Crowther

As marketing manager and also a journalist for Manufacturing & Engineering Magazine Daryl covers a broad range of subjects. Daryl has written for various publications – both consumer and trade – over the past decade and is highly regarded within the industry. Particularly interested in all aspects of transportation, including: aerospace, marine, automotive, rail and even space travel. With an inherent understanding of modes of transportation, and the technology under the bonnet, Daryl is always looking at the next new way to move faster, safer and in style.

Bearinx

Schaeffler releases new version of popular BEARINX software

Schaeffler, manufacturers of precision bearings, have released a new version of BEARINX, their popular bearing design calculation software. Version ten of BEARINX has even more calculation tools for rolling bearings. It even has the option to take gearing into consideration. OptiKit is also included to allow all desired parameters to the fully optimised. Additionally the …

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Pharmaceutical Payment Regulation Scheme

Pharmaceutical Payment Regulation Scheme Contributes £1bn Towards New Medicines

It has been revealed that the UK’s pharmaceutical industry has given over one billion pounds to the Department of Health new figures released yesterday by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. This figure comes from money given through the Pharmaceutical Payment Regulation Scheme (PPRS). The PPRS is a totally voluntary scheme with the objective …

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warwick manufacturing group battery

UK Consortium Set Up to Improve Battery Technology

A consortium of British companies has been given extra funding towards the five and a half million pound project that is aimed at taking battery technology to the next level key to the future of high performance vehicles with low carbon emissions. The UK Automotive Battery Supply Chain is fronted by AGM Batteries and includes Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, Cosworth, …

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Cray XC40 supercomputer

Met Office Cray XC40 Supercomputer Gets Connected Thanks to Virgin

Virgin Media Business has been contracted by The Met Office to provide the connectivity required by its new supercomputer, the Cray XC40. The Cray XC40 boasts four hundred and eighty thousand CPUs the equivalent power of one hundred thousand Playstation 4 video game consoles. Two petabytes, equivalent of two thousand terabytes or two million gigabytes or …

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Boeing Concept Blended Wing Plane

NASA is Revolutionising Aviation, Leap Frogging to Green, Quiet Airplanes

The future of aviation is electric and NASA is playing a vital role in getting us there. America stands on the cusp of a new era in aviation, NASA says, even calling it “revolutionary.” Airplanes will be dramatically cleaner, quieter, and even faster.After six years of research, demonstration airplanes use half the fuel, produce 75% less …

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Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity

Virgin Galactic Unveils New SpaceShipTwo ‘VSS Unity’

Exciting times ahead for commercial space travel as Virgin Galactic reveal the latest incarnation of their SpaceShipTwo design, the first to be manufactured by The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic’s dedicated manufacturing arm. Although construction of the Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity began in 2012 extra scrutiny was given to its creation following the fatal 2014 accident that …

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