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ACCESSING THE IMECHE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

Information correct as of Thursday 13th May 2021 We are delighted to announce that the Library and Members’ Hub will reopen on Monday 17th May 2021. You can find information on how we are welcoming you back safely here. You can find current information on all our services below. Library Our loan service is now running! You can reserve items using the library catalogue. Please … Continue reading ACCESSING THE IMECHE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

RESOURCES GUIDE: PRESSURE TESTING

The IMechE has launched a new training course on Pressure Testing. This course aims to inform those responsible for pressure testing about the process so that they can plan and carry out the testing in a safe manner. Click here to find out more and book! We’ve put together a resources guide on pressure testing – simply click on the title to log in with … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: PRESSURE TESTING

RESOURCES GUIDE: COMPOSITES

The IMechE has released a new portfolio of training courses on composites – designed to enhance your knowledge in all aspects of composite materials including design, manufacturing, certification and testing. We’ve put together a resources guide on composites – simply click on the titles to log in with your IMechE details, and download! Ebooks Composite Materials Properties, Characterization, and Applications 2021 Edited By Amit Sachdeva, … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: COMPOSITES

RESOURCES GUIDE: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D PRINTING)

We’ve put together a resources guide for additive manufacturing / 3D printing – simply click on the titles to log in with your IMechE details and start reading. You can find out more about the IMechE training course on Additive Manufacturing here. Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technology Principles and Applications 2021 G.K. Awari, C.S. Thorat, Vishwjeet Ambade, D.P. Kothari Additive Manufacturing Technologies 2021 3rd … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D PRINTING)

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: HOPE-JONES SYNCHRONOME REMONTOIRE, c. 1899

Within the Institution’s artefact collection is the synchronome remontoire mechanism removed from the original transmitter clock installed in One Birdcage Walk when it opened in 1899. The synchronome remontoire mechanism (also known as an electrically maintained or driven pendulum) was created by horologist Frank Hope-Jones and led to improvements in timekeeping accuracy. The synchronome remontoire used a gravity arm reset by an electro-magnet to impulse … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: HOPE-JONES SYNCHRONOME REMONTOIRE, c. 1899

NEW EBOOKS ADDED TO THE LIBRARY: TAYLOR + FRANCIS

The library team are pleased to let our members know that we have started a trial with Taylor & Francis, which gives members access to over 280 ebooks published in the last 3 years. At the end of the trial period, the most downloaded titles will be purchased for our collection. The new ebooks will be findable through our library search, and you can also … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS ADDED TO THE LIBRARY: TAYLOR + FRANCIS

RESOURCES GUIDE: RELIABLITY

We’ve put together a collection of online resources on reliability, safety, and maintenance. Simply click on the title to log in with your IMechE details! Ebooks Reliability Engineering Elsayed A. Elsayed 3rd edition, 2020 This new edition covers a wide range of topics, including: reliability and hazard functions; system reliability evaluations; the concepts of time- and failure-dependent reliability within both repairable and non-repairable systems; parametric … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: RELIABLITY

RESOURCES GUIDE: PROBLEM SOLVING (FMEA AND 8D)

We’ve put together a collection of resources on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis and 8D problem solving. Simply click on the title to log in with your IMechE details! Interested in learning more about FMEA / 8D? The IMechE run online training courses on both: FMEA 8D Problem Solving Click here to access the IMechE training courses calendar. Effective FMEAs: Achieving Safe, Reliable, and Economical … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: PROBLEM SOLVING (FMEA AND 8D)

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: MODEL GELLERAT STEAM ROAD ROLLER

Within the archive collections of the Institution are several models created by engineering model maker Cherry Hill, including this model of a 23 tonne Gellerat steam road roller. Made to a scale of 1/16th and ¾ inches to 1 foot and presented in its original blue livery the model was completed in 1995. The original locomotive was designed by Eugene Gellerat and built by Gellerat … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: MODEL GELLERAT STEAM ROAD ROLLER

FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: ELEANOR MOLLIE HORADAM NEE SPEDDING (1921-2002)

Mollie Horadam joined the Institution as a student member aged 24 in 1946. Student Membership At the time of her student application Mollie was working as a calculator and designer for Rolls-Royce in Derby whilst undertaking the University of London’s external engineering degree course as a part time day student at Derby Technical College. Prior to gaining her technical and practical experience in engineering Mollie … Continue reading FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: ELEANOR MOLLIE HORADAM NEE SPEDDING (1921-2002)

NEW! GENERAL HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY DRAWINGS ADDED TO VIRTUAL ARCHIVE

The Project Five years ago, access to the plans of the General Hydraulic Power Company would not have been possible. The plans which date from c.1870-1888 and are on drafting and tracing paper were fragile and in some cases damaged. The risk to further damage from producing and handling the plans meant that access was not possible beyond initial cataloguing work performed by the archive … Continue reading NEW! GENERAL HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY DRAWINGS ADDED TO VIRTUAL ARCHIVE