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We had the Will power for a year's placement

Last week we said farewell to Will Wilson who spent a year with us as part of his Mechanical Engineering degree at Loughborough University.  Please accept our apologies for another awful pun in the title of this article. Over his year at Norton Straw Will got to use his skills in fluid mechanics, thermal engineering and structural assessments across a wide range of interesting projects.   These included determining the likely cause of failure in a subsea pipeline, evaluating the effectiveness...

We are looking for more team members

We are looking for more people to join our growing teams in Derby and Bristol, UK.  We want to hear from people with fluids, thermal or structural expertise across all levels of experience, from recent graduates to those with industry backgrounds.  Please see our careers page for more details on the roles and how to apply-  http://www.nortonstraw.com/careers/

Accelerating the equipment design process

We recently provided a webinar with Siemens PLM Software on how the team at Norton Straw is helping our clients to develop and design better performing equipment, faster. The webinar gives some great examples of how we combine our engineering simulation capability with workflow automation and design-space exploration to provide our clients with greater insight and more design options for complex engineering systems, where there are many design variables and competing requirements. The webinar is free to view...

Welcome to Rikesh; meet the man behind the Mistry

We are delighted to welcome Rikesh Mistry as Graduate Engineer to the Norton Straw team.  Rather than us write something, we decided to let Rikesh tell us more about himself.  The only request we made was for him to find a terrible pun, we think he absolutely nailed it!  Rikesh is too modest to write that he recently received a First Class Masters (MEng) degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics with Aerodynamics; well done Rikesh, welcome to the team, we are sure you will have a great career with us and now over...

Back to the future...extending a 222-year operating life

Last week, the team over at Norton Straw underwent an exciting trip to the 222-year-old Heage Windmill.  Set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside, it is now the only functioning six-sailed stone tower windmill in England and was lovingly restored back in 2002. However, the restoration team have recently been struggling with some technical difficulties concerning the rotation of the turret and are keen to understand where the problem lies. Consequently, we sent along some of our team of mechanical and structural engineering experts...