Reporter 396, 3 February 1997

Phil (and friend) celebrate success

Mechanical Engineering uses state-of-the-art rapid prototyping equipment to produce plastic three-dimensional models from scans such as this skull, which is modelled by technician Phil Wood. The technique has widespread applications throughout industry and medicine.

Mechanical engineering is one of four University departments to receive five star accolades in the Research Assessment Exercise. Another 12 were rated 5. The Higher Education Funding Council for England has announced a shift in funding distribution to research-excellent universities.

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