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  1. Nippon Steel sues Toyota over patent infringement

    Oct
    21
    2021

    Nippon Steel, the Japanese steel-producing giant is suing Toyota, another colossus from Japan, seeking a court injunction that will stop the production of electric cars that infringe their patent. The patent that Nippon puts forth concerns a non-oriented electrical steel sheet that is used in electric vehicle motors. This key technology concerns the adjustment of […]

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  2. Can Corrosion on Metals Actually Increase Durability?

    Oct
    18
    2021

    Rust is a sign of reaction taking place on the surface of metals, and usually, it is invasive and corrosive, so engineers intervene to stop it from eating and etching the metal. That is except for the protective film that is formed on some types of steel, used predominately in construction. But what happens with […]

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  3. Researchers Develop Method to Make Extreme Heat Resistant Carbon Composite

    Oct
    15
    2021

    Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel process to produce extreme heat-resistant carbon-carbon composites. Carbon-carbon composites, or reinforced carbon-carbon, are basically carbon fibers based on carbon precursors and carbon nano-tubes embedded in a carbon matrix. Every engineer loves it for its extraordinary mechanical properties such as the extremely high strength combined with […]

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  4. China’s Steel Production Dips and Sends Ripples Across the World

    Oct
    06
    2021

    China’s steelmakers are shutting down their mills due to power rationing that was introduced by the government as a measure to mitigate power-cut problems. The Asian superpower has been having trouble balancing electric power supply and demand lately, and some provinces have experienced highly disruptive outages. This hasn’t left steel production unaffected, and considering that […]

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  5. Researchers Created a Novel “Tube-in-Tube” Heat Exchanger Model

    Sep
    21
    2021

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have used recent technology advancements to explore the new possibilities in the field of heat exchange, and the published results were vindicating. The team used metal 3D printing to build an ultra-compact unit that follows the “tube-in-tube” approach, and with massive optimizations on all possible points, they derived […]

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  6. Novel Dual-Phase Alloy Is Promising Extreme Resistance to Fractures

    Aug
    28
    2021

    An international team of researchers has created a novel dual-phase alloy that is extremely resistant to fracturing, thus making it ideal for deployment in a wide range of critical applications. Moreover, its discovery opens up the way to developing similar focused-purpose alloys that could feature other, equally impressive physical characteristics and mechanical properties. The new […]

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  7. Machine Learning AI Is Used for the First Time to Predict Stainless Steel Behavior in Fittings

    Aug
    26
    2021

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign became the first ever to deploy machine learning AI tools to evaluate the performance and behavior of different batches of stainless steel material under any circumstance. Not all stainless steel pieces are made equal, and when it comes to extreme applications, even the tiniest disparities in molecular structure […]

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  8. This Is What the Next-Gen Aircraft Engine Blades Will Be Like

    Aug
    23
    2021

    Aircraft manufacturers and turbine developers are constantly on the look for new ways to squeeze more performance and better fuel economy out of their designs. With the rise of a plethora of technological innovations, especially in software-assisted simulation and the science of materials, new doors for opportunities open up all the time, sometimes unlocking optimizations […]

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  9. EV Garage in Sweden Gets Colorful Aerated Facade Made of PV Panels

    Aug
    20
    2021

    The Stockholm-based solar energy expert ‘Soltech Energy’ has completed yet another impressive project, building a facade in a garage in Sweden which hosts 300 EV charging points. The facade consists of 1,096 photovoltaic (PV) panels which are colorful and make up for a decorative result close to the style of Viola Gråsten. The installation of […]

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  10. Why Steel’s Value Is Still Rising and When Will the Climb Stop?

    Aug
    06
    2021

    Steel prices have gone up by 215% since March 2020, affecting a wide spectrum of industries that rely on the omnipresent and extremely versatile metal alloy. As companies deal with shortages and price hikes from their suppliers, goods cost more to manufacture, and this rise in price is trickled down to the consumer. Simply put, […]

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  11. The Chinese Put the Fastest Maglev Train in the World on Rail

    Jul
    20
    2021

    China has unveiled the world’s fastest maglev train to be used in a commercial line, capable of reaching a top speed of up to 600 km/hr (373 mph). The train was designed and manufactured entirely by Chinese engineers in the coastal city of Qingdao, a 6.2 million people city that hosts many of the country’s […]

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