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  1. Scientists Created a Novel Titanium Alloy By Means of 3D Printing

    Nov
    30
    2021

    3D printing or additive manufacturing may be generally known as a “shaping technology,” but as scientists at the City University of Hong Kong proved, it can be much more than that. The team of Chinese engineers successfully developed a novel titanium alloy by using a 3D printer to design the microstructures of the material, ending […]

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  2. New Testing Tool can Detect Thermoacoustic Combustion Oscillations

    Nov
    22
    2021

    Thermoacoustic combustion oscillations (TCO) are the peril of internal combustion engines, but detecting the phenomenon in time and taking targeted action to stop and reverse it has remained a complicated case. A team of engineers from the Tokyo University of Science and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have developed a promising tool that detects […]

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  3. Former SpaceX Engineers Develop a Portable Plug-And-Play Nuclear Reactor

    Nov
    04
    2021

    Radiant, a California-based company has gathered funding for the development of a compact, low-cost portable nuclear microreactor. The one-megawatt nuclear micro-reactor has been designed for the areas where other power generation methods don’t work. This clean energy alternative to fossil fuels is compact enough to fit in a shipping container. It can power around 1000 homes. […]

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  4. Engineers Find a Speedy Way to Produce Aluminum 7075

    Nov
    01
    2021

    A team of material engineers in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Washington, have developed a novel manufacturing method for aluminum 7075, an alloy that is highly valued in the industry but one that is notoriously hard to extrude and very costly to make. The high cost derives from the inadequacy of conventional extrusion methods, […]

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  5. 150-Year-Old Steel Mill Converted to Use Exclusively Solar Power

    Oct
    28
    2021

    The EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel factory, a 150-year-old steel mill, is going to become the first in the world to get the energy it needs for production operations almost exclusively through solar power. The project was supported by Lightsource (EVRAZ sub-brand) and BP who commissioned a 300-megawatt solar farm on the EVRAZ property, using no […]

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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