A HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION’S MEMBERSHIP FORMS

Completing a proposal (application) form to join the Institution has been a process in place since the earliest days of the Institution’s existence. Membership forms completed between 1847 and 1938 have been digitised and are available to view and search on the family history website Ancestry. Access to our collections of membership records on Ancestry is free for IMechE Members (credentials required). Non-members can perform … Continue reading A HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION’S MEMBERSHIP FORMS

RESOURCES GUIDE: VIBRATIONS IN ROTATING MACHINERY

Will you be attending the VIRM 12 online conference on 14th – 15th October 2020? Since 1976, Vibrations in Rotating Machinery conferences have successfully brought industry and academia together to advance state-of-the-art research in dynamics of rotating machinery. Find out more about the conference, and book yourself a ticket here. Whether you are attending or not, we’ve put together a list of VIRM resources – … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: VIBRATIONS IN ROTATING MACHINERY

RESOURCES GUIDE: MAINTENANCE

Are you attending The IMechE ‘World Class Maintenance’ online training course? This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of machinery and equipment reliability issues and how to achieve and sustain world class levels of reliability and performance whilst optimising maintenance expenditure through the application of best practice maintenance approaches, tools and techniques. For more information and to book your place, click here. The IMechE … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: MAINTENANCE

RESOURCES GUIDE: CRANE SAFETY

Will you be attending Crane Safety 2020 online? If you’re a crane operator, lifting manager, or safety professional, join the IMechE to hear best practice from your peers to ensure safe and compliant lifting operations. Find out more about the event here. The IMechE Library has put together a list of resources on the subject of crane safety – simply click on the title and … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: CRANE SAFETY

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR GRADUATES

All your hard work has paid off, and you’ve graduated – huge congratulations! However, the learning never stops! We’ve selected some useful books to help you on your career journey. If you need help writing a winning CV, or want to know how to impress at interviews, we’ve got you covered. Simply click on the book title to access the ebook with your IMechE details. … Continue reading LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR GRADUATES

NEW IN 360-DEGREES: 19TH CENTURY ENGINES

Creating 360-degree images Last summer we selected some items from our collection of artefacts to be photographed in order to create 360-degree images. To create the 360-degree images a professional photographer visited One Birdcage Walk where a mini photography studio with a spinning platform was set up. Each 360-degree image is the result of 24 shots of each object taken 15 degrees apart. These images … Continue reading NEW IN 360-DEGREES: 19TH CENTURY ENGINES

FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: HENRY SELBY HELE-SHAW (1854-1941)

Welcome to our series of blogs where we will be delving into our historical membership proposal forms to learn more about some of our past members. Our historical membership proposal forms consist of the application forms completed by individuals when they applied to a class of IMechE membership. We often hold more than one form for each individual as they moved between membership grades at … Continue reading FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: HENRY SELBY HELE-SHAW (1854-1941)

GUEST BLOG: A MATTER OF TIME AND SPACE

ANALYSING MALLARD’S RUN OF 3RD JULY 1938 Guest blog by David Andrews Editor’s note: A few weeks ago the IMechE Library and Archive (@IMechELibrary) tweeted about Nigel Gresley and in doing so mentioned the Mallard’s 126 mph record breaking run in 1938. IMechE Member David Andrew replied to our tweet to share his opinion about the accuracy of the 126 mph measurement. We were intrigued … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: A MATTER OF TIME AND SPACE

RESOURCES GUIDE: ACCESS ENGINEERING

This series of resources guides take a closer look at the databases our members have access to through the IMechE Library. This time we’re exploring Access Engineering – an award-winning engineering reference and teaching platform. Access Engineering provides access to 700 handbooks, as well as materials and properties data, equations, and instructional videos covering every major discipline. Books Access Engineering is part of McGraw-Hill Education, … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: ACCESS ENGINEERING

FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS…DORA JOAN SHAWE (1926 -2015)

Welcome to our new series of blogs where we will be delving into our historical membership proposal forms to learn more about some of our past members. Our historical membership proposal forms consist of the application forms completed by individuals when they applied to a class of IMechE membership.  We often hold more than one form for each individual as they moved between membership grades … Continue reading FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS…DORA JOAN SHAWE (1926 -2015)