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UCD Researchers Develop a “Pallet-Integrated” Wireless Dynamometer for CNC Machines

Dr Eamonn Ahearne and Dr Szymon Baron have developed a pallet-integrated wireless dynamometer for monitoring the component forces in milling on platform CNC machines. The system is demonstrated in the linked video on a DMG Mori Ultrasonic 20 Linear (awarded to UCD by the “Machine Tool Technologies Research Foundation”).

3D printing competition invites you to ‘Shape the Future’ for a sustainable world

(Dublin, July 31st) -- What does sustainability mean to you? Efficiency? Recycling? A better way of living? I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, and science engagement specialists Gallomanor are running a nationwide competition to turn an idea for sustainability into 3D-printed reality.

The 2nd AET Symposium on SMART and ACSM Manufacturing (AETS2019), a high-level international conference that will be held at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland on the 16th - 17th of August 2019.

On behalf of the conference chairman Professor Fengzhou Fang and the organizing committee, we warmly welcome you to join the event.
Eight distinguished speakers from across the world have been invited to share their in-depth knowledge and insight addressing the smart manufacturing and atomic & close-to-atomic scale manufacturing (ACSM).

Mechanical Engineering Lecturer is Keynote Speaker at UCD Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

Barry Brophy, school of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was one of two keynote speakers at the UCD annual Teaching and Learning conference on May 8th. His talk looked at the power of presentations within lectures – live, interactive, visual, personal, emotional, three-dimensional, multi-layered communications – and how unconscious biases lead people away from playing to these strengths in formal lectures.

Controlling Moving and Shaking for Better Space Travel and Horse Training

Movement affects performance, whether it is a spacecraft, a robotic arm or even a horse. That is why Dr David McKeown at UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is developing new ways to monitor movement and, in some cases, make adjustments on the fly to improve performance.
Dr McKeown's research will help to improve the design of next generation rockets so they can carry payloads safely and more economically into space. His work is also supporting the first Irish satellite, robotic arm development for future Mars missions and even how to detect future lameness in high performance horses.

Centenary Celebration - Civil, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical and Materials Engineering

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture are delighted to announce the centenary celebration of the UCD Schools of Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Since 1919, over 7,500 engineering gradautes from these three Schools have gone on to play leading roles in industry, business, academia and society