This month I have been to London on an EPSRC collaboration event, Bristol for a project kick off event, Southampton for a technical review day, hosted an EDrive progress meeting for Edinburgh university and contributed to a scoping event for a potential new electric propulsion centre.
In terms of research Aslan Jalal passed his viva, metal has started to be cut on several machines.
We are also looking into machines capitalising on novel materials. Here is a picture of a PhD student considering the design of a machine made from foam, tape and cardboard….
…or rather trying to help visualise a new way of building a core-back-free translator for a linear machine.