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CONTENTS


32 For Engineers… by Engineers


AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN Very fi ne tuning


6 How the Hornet Racing Formula


SAE team improved engine performance with the use of 3D printing technology


Mini size, max potential


The miniature car created by a group of engineering students that could change the future of driverless cars


ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING Form and function


INSTRUMENTATION • ELECTRONICS


An extreme design challenge High temperatures and uncertain


PUBLISHER David Washington EDITOR Louise Smyth +44 (0)20 7062 2570 STUDIO Gill Harris PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Christine Flaxman +44 (0)20 7062 2573


SETFORM www.engineerlive.com 8 11


The use of electroforming for aerospace lip skins and more


The future of engineering


The technology that is accelerating the future of IoT sensor design


conditions require innovative thinking from design engineers


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OC T OBER 2018


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PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR Lucy Gilroy +44 (0)20 7253 2545 BUSINESS MANAGER John Abey +44 (0)20 7062 2559 SALES MANAGER Darren Ringer +44 (0)20 7062 2566 ADVERTISEMENT EXECUTIVES Iain Fletcher, Jim Kook, Paul Maher, Louie Tham


Setform’s international magazine for engineers is published monthly and distributed to senior engineers throughout the world. This issue concentrates on International Design Engineering. Other issues focus on Process, Power, and Oil & Gas.


Setform Limited, 33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX United Kingdom Email: mail@setform.com www.setform.com


The publishers do not sponsor or otherwise support any substance or service advertised or mentioned in this book; nor is the publisher responsible for the accuracy of any statement in this publication. ©2018. The entire content of this publication is protected by copyright, full details of which are available from the publishers. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner.


ALUMINIUM MATRIX COMPOSITES


CAR ENGINES 3D printing for


Selecting sensors When selecting a non-contact confocal


displacement sensor, a number of factors need to be considered


Optical design freedom Overcoming design limitations with


optical materials


Excellence in adhesives An innovative resin solution that solved an LED lens issue


Connectivity enables better design Solutions that integrate into portable


and body-worn devices 28


Customised connectors Sophisticated solution that enables rail


passengers to travel in safety and comfort Maximum colour accuracy Three-terminal chips live on


COMPOSITES All about AMCs


How aluminium-based metal matrix composites area stepping into the middle- ground between unreinforced metals and carbon composites


International For Engineers… by Engineers PLAY TIME


How ultrasonic welding helps create safe, durable toys


October 2018 www.engineerlive.com 38


How ultrasonic welding gives Playmobil toys a ‘head start’


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