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  1. Inconel Alloys VS Stainless Steel: Which is Stronger?

    Apr
    28
    2021

    Are Inconel alloys stronger than stainless steel? That’s a frequently asked question. Which alloy is stronger depends on how one defines the word “stronger.” Unfortunately, there are several ways to measure a material’s strength. You can measure strength by a material’s tensile strength, yield strength, hardness, or compressive strength. A material’s strength also depends on […]

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  2. What Is The Difference Between Inconel and Incoloy?

    Apr
    15
    2021

    Choosing a suitable alloy for an industrial application is challenging. No doubt about it. You must find the right balance of characteristics and properties to arrive at an alloy that’s ideal for your production process, application need, and available budget. Choosing between Inconel® or Incoloy® alloys is especially challenging. The trick is finding a suitable […]

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  3. 10 Facts About the Nickel Element

    May
    03
    2021

    Nickel (NI) is among the most abundant materials on Earth. It’s also among the most widely used material on the planet. Most nickel is located in the planet’s core, more than 1800 miles beneath the Earth’s crust. A silvery-white material with a slight gold tinge, nickel has a relative atomic mass of 58.69, a density of 8.9g […]

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  4. Rolls-Royce Starts Building The World’s Largest Aero Engine

    Apr
    20
    2021

    The British engineering giant, Rolls-Royce has announced that it has begun constructing the world’s largest aircraft engine- ‘UltraFan.’ After successfully developing the ‘Trent’ engine family, the company has made a start on the demonstrator for its new ‘UltraFan. They claim that it will “help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come”. A step forward […]

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  5. How Naval Engineers Envision More Eco-Friendly Ships

    Apr
    19
    2021

    The ships of tomorrow don’t only need to be fuel-efficient, they also have to respect marine life and cause the least amount of interruption to the living beings that live underwater. Naval engineers are currently looking into ways to achieve this, and the answer seems to lie in the use of better materials. By “better” […]

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  6. We Present the First New Torpedo From the U.S Navy in Decades

    Apr
    12
    2021

    At last, the U.S Navy has developed a new torpedo after decades of silence. The latest Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) from Northrop Grumman stands out from the conventional torpedoes because of its capabilities. Its unique features include the ability to launch from an aircraft that is lightweight. VLWT Design The original role of the VLWT […]

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  7. What Is Magnetic Annealing and how Does it Work?

    Mar
    22
    2021

    Annealing is the process of heating a metal piece to increase its ductility and at the same time reduce its hardness, essentially making it more workable. However, during this process, atoms migrate in the crystal lattice, and the number of dislocations decreases, so the piece is undergoing permanent changes as it cools and fully recrystallizes. […]

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  8. What the New Dish Means to NASA’s Deep Space Network Family

    Mar
    09
    2021

    NASA has a new dish in its Deep Space Network (DSN): Deep Space Station 56, or DSS-56. It is a powerful, 112-foot wide antenna that the Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex hosts now.  What does the new dish bring to NASA’s network? Description of the New Dish The new dish brings more capability to the […]

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  9. Why 2021 Is a Big Reset Button for the Car Industry

    Mar
    01
    2021

    We may not have entered the post-COVID era just yet, but it’s clear that 2021 is set to be a time when every automotive manufacturer will have to approach their business strategy from scratch. For the past year, everything was done in a context of “emergency responses”, but the dust has settled and the car […]

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  10. DARPA Is Developing Air-to-Air Missile Carrying Drones

    Feb
    18
    2021

    DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), U.S. Air Force’s R&D platform, is developing a novel type of high-speed drone that will be able to carry and deploy air-to-air missiles. The drones will be taken up in the air by fighter jets, and the idea is to extend the reach of the planes beyond the range […]

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  11. Scientists Produce Metals Four Times Harder than Naturally Occurring Structures

    Feb
    02
    2021

    A team of scientists at Brown University in Rhode Island has developed a novel technique through which they can smash individual metal nanoclusters together and form larger bits of solid metal. This is very important because first, it gives metallurgists an unprecedented versatility to create whatever crystalline structures they want/need, and second, it empowers them […]

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  12. Boeing Is Going Through the Darkest Part of its History

    Jan
    22
    2021

    Boeing is going through a “perfect storm”, and nobody can be sure that the historic aviation company is gonna make it to the other end this time. On January 7, 2021, Boeing agreed to settle the criminal conspiracy charge and the associated probe launched by the U.S. Justice Department over the two 737 Max plain […]

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  13. What Is Annealing and Why Is it Done?

    Jan
    15
    2021

    ‘Annealing’ is the heat treatment process that metals that need to be worked on go through in order to to make them easier to form, shape, or stamp. It is done to reduce the hardness and increase the ductility of the parts, thus allowing metallurgists to apply forming or stamping forces on the workpiece without […]

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