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Design and Production

Designing, developing, delivering; creating tomorrow.

Supporting professionals involved with the design, development, operation and manufacture in the delivery of a product. Access the latest information, events, career opportunities or join communities around the world.

Latest news

A digital model of a slice of neocortex of a young rat Digital rat brain provides glimpse into brain wiring

Swiss researchers have created a digital representation of a section of a brain of a juvenile rat to better understand the functioning of brain circuitry. 

A 3D-printed robotic finger from thermo-reactive materials inspired by nature Bioinspired robo-finger feels like the real thing

American researchers have created a 3D printed bioinspired robotic finger that looks and moves almost like a real human finger. 

Sector Newsletters

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Design and Production Sector Newsletters

Bringing you all the latest on IET Design & Production Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on and opportunities for you to get involved!

Sector Highlights

Information in the UK food supply chain

This latest insight from the IET Design and Production Sector in collaboration with the National Centre for Food Manufacturing explores the challenges, issues and opportunities facing in the UK food supply chain.

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Water for UK agriculture – key challenges and opportunities

This Design and Production Sector insight outlines some of the key components of UK agriculture, and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, in the context of water use and water impacts.

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Farming in urban areas – the latest cutting edge developments

This Design and Production Sector insight, in collaboration with the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), looks at the latest engineering developments in off-farm farming for urban environments.

Design and production articles

Modelling and design tools adapting to new materials

Modelling and design tools adapting to new materials

14 September 2015

The growing use of silicon alternatives such as gallium nitride and silicon carbide is forcing changes in electronic modelling and design software

Classic Project: Routemaster (RM) Bus

Classic Project: Routemaster (RM) Bus

14 September 2015

The Routemaster double-decker bus is widely regarded as a British design icon. First introduced in 1956, a few are still running on a popular tourist route in London.

The Ceres Ion Drive opens new possibilities for space exploration

The Ceres Ion Drive opens new possibilities for space exploration

14 September 2015

A low-fuel engine that accelerates a spacecraft slowly over many years could open up new possibilities for solar system exploration.

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