Sticky post

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

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

Colour photograph of a Napier Sabre V engine

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: NAPIER SABRE V AERO ENGINE

D. Napier and Son Limited was a British engineering company best known for their work on engines initially for road vehicles and later for aircraft. A decline in car sales during the 1920s led Napier to concentrate their efforts on aero engines. Napier employed Frank Halford, an aircraft designer, to assist with their engine development. Halford developed an interest in the improvements made to engine … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: NAPIER SABRE V AERO ENGINE

RESOURCES GUIDE: GEOMETRIC TOLERANCING

Are you attending the GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING training course at the IMechE? We’ve put together a resources guide for anyone interested in geometric tolerancing – simply click on the title to log in with your IMechE details and start reading. Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection A Handbook for Geometrical Product Specification Using ISO and ASME Standards Georg Henzold 2021 This … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: GEOMETRIC TOLERANCING

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: WHITWORTH’S MILLIONTH MACHINE

The IMechE Archive holds an 1876 example of a “Millionth Machine” – a measuring machine used as a piece of testing apparatus in 19th Century engineering workshops. Invented by engineer Sir Joseph Whitworth in the 1840s, the “Millionth Machine” was so called due to its ability to measure to one millionth of an inch. Prior to its invention measuring to one sixteenth of an inch … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: WHITWORTH’S MILLIONTH MACHINE

RESOURCES GUIDE: TURBOCHARGERS AND TURBOCHARGING

The world-leading 14th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging returns in an online format this week – get more information from IMechE events here. We’ve put together a resources guide on all things turbochargers – just click on the title to log in with your IMechE details and get reading! Rotordynamics of Automotive Turbochargers Hung Nguyen-Schäfer 2015 This book is written by an industrial R&D … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: TURBOCHARGERS AND TURBOCHARGING

RESOURCES GUIDE: GEARS AND GEARBOXES

Are you attending the IMechE GEARS AND GEARBOXES: INTRODUCTION virtual training? We’ve put together a list of online resources to complement the course – perfect for anyone who wants to understand the technology and fundamentals of gears. Click on the title to log in with your IMechE details and get reading! Gears Volume 1: Geometric and Kinematic Design Vincenzo Vullo 2020 This book explores the geometric … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: GEARS AND GEARBOXES

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: HENRY MAUDSLAY’S TABLE ENGINE

Best known as a founding father of machine tool technology, Henry Maudslay (1771-1831) patented his compact, self-contained steam table engine in 1807 improving on a 1798 design by James Sadler. Being self-contained, table engines removed the requirement for an engine to be custom designed and custom built on site, instead allowing for an engine to be ordered from stock. Additionally, table engines had a smaller … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: HENRY MAUDSLAY’S TABLE ENGINE

RESOURCES GUIDE: PUMPS

Whether you are attending IMechE’s Pumping Fundamentals course, or you are looking for online resources on pumps, we’ve put together a resource list for you. Simply click on the title to log in with your IMechE details. eBooks Pumps and Compressors Marc Borremans 2019 A practical guide to the majority of pumps and compressors used in engineering applications. This well-illustrated handbook covers the basic function, … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: PUMPS

RESOURCES GUIDE: TRIZ

TRIZ is a proven capability for defining and solving engineering, IT and management problems, generating new ideas and evolving technical systems more quickly, cheaply and inventively. It is ideal when you have been optimising for years but still need to make improvements. Find out more about the IMechE’s TRIZ training course here. We’ve put together a list of resources on TRIZ. Please log in to … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: TRIZ

NEW EBOOKS: STUDENTS AND TECHNICIANS

We are pleased to have just made available some exciting new titles for our student and technician members, including several core textbooks which were previously unavailable to us as ebooks. New titles include mechanical engineering bibles such as Fluid Mechanics by Frank White, and Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design (2020 edition). Click the titles to log in with your IMechE details and happy reading! As always … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: STUDENTS AND TECHNICIANS