James Watt engine steams back to life with 3D-printed model

A team of University of Glasgow students have used cutting-edge construction technology to build a model of one of James Watt’s pioneering steam engines, two centuries after his death. Members of the School of Engineering’s JetX student society spent five months putting together a 3D-printed scale model of a Boulton-Watt steam engine. Their model, which … Continue reading James Watt engine steams back to life with 3D-printed model

Full steam ahead for Glasgow’s Watt celebrations

Glasgow is gearing up for a steam-powered celebration of pioneering engineer James Watt - marking the bicentenary of his death with a series of public events aimed at families, schools and adults at the University of Glasgow and the Glasgow Science Festival. The University of Glasgow, where Watt made the refinements to the steam engine … Continue reading Full steam ahead for Glasgow’s Watt celebrations

Celebrating engineering at University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is hosting two events on Wednesday, June 5 - as part of the James Watt bicentenary celebrations. The institution is hosting a James Watt Symposium, showcasing some of the most exciting developments in modern engineering. It is also hosting the Royal Society of Edinburgh/Royal Academy of Engineering James Watt Lecture later … Continue reading Celebrating engineering at University of Glasgow