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  1. Meet Your Match: Finding Your Steel Supplier

    May
    21
    2024

    Finding the right steel supplier for your manufacturing needs isn’t as straightforward as shopping in the grocery store. The quality of the steel, as well as the cost, volume, and delivery times, are crucial here. In that sense, you should be looking at your steel supplier as a partner. Thus, it is crucial to have […]

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  2. Boom’s XB-1 Gets Permission for Supersonic Test Flights

    May
    14
    2024

    Boom’s XB-1 has been given Special Flight Authorization (SFA) permission to go supersonic by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), meaning the jet is allowed to break the sound barrier during its test flights. These supersonic test flights are set to occur later this year in the Black Mountain Supersonic Corridor in Mojave, CA. As […]

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  3. Sierra Space: Delivering Cargo Anywhere on Earth in 90 Minutes

    May
    07
    2024

    Rapid Delivery: Transforming Emergency Supply Chains Sierra Space, a leading company in space technology, has unveiled an innovative approach to on-demand cargo delivery from Earth’s orbit. Their goal is to deliver essential supplies globally within 90 minutes of the request through their brainchild, the “Ghost” spacecraft. The Sierra Space Ghost system promises rapid and efficient […]

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  4. Anduril Delivers First Giant Uncrewed Submarine to Australian Navy

    May
    04
    2024

    Anduril has delivered its first prototype, the Ghost Shark Extra-Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (XL-AUV), to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) a year ahead of schedule and on budget. The other three will be followed next year. Ghost Shark is developed and funded by a partnership between Defence and Anduril Australia under a development contract worth […]

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  5. GE Aerospace: $650M Investment in Manufacturing Facilities

    Apr
    30
    2024

    The American aircraft engine supplier GE Aerospace announced a $650 million investment in manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Ohio, with a focus on additive manufacturing (AM). The goal is to strengthen quality as production increases via cutting-edge equipment, upgrades, and safety enhancements. In addition, GE Aerospace is hiring over 1,000 employees for […]

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  6. Beta Alia: First Manned eVTOL Transition

    Apr
    23
    2024

    The Vermont-based eVTOL Beta Technologies developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft achieved another milestone. Therefore, the company became the first to perform a transition from helicopter-style (VTOL) hovering to airplane-like (wing-borne) cruising and back with a pilot on board.  The transition test started at New York’s Plattsburgh International Airport, with the aircraft piloted […]

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  7. Exploring the Steelmaking Process: From Ore to Alloy

    Apr
    18
    2024

    How is Steel Made? Steel, an alloy predominantly composed of Iron and Carbon, is a material that plays perhaps the biggest role in building modern society. From the cars we drive to the buildings we live in, steel is everywhere, providing the necessary structure and form. Although, in the last few decades, pushes have been […]

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  8. New Soft and Flexible Modular for Biohybrid Robots

    Apr
    15
    2024

    MIT engineers have designed Biohybrid Robots like springs to maximize the work of live muscle fibers and it also could be used as a basic skeleton-like module for almost any muscle-bound bot. Inspired by human muscles, which are nature’s perfect actuators for designs that turn energy into motion. Muscle fibers are more powerful and precise […]

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  9. How to Calculate Metal Weight

    Apr
    09
    2024

    Calculating the weight of a given alloy is a crucial aspect of engineering and manufacturing processes. The weight of a metal component not only influences its performance but also impacts design considerations, material selection, and cost estimation. Here’s a detailed guide on how to accurately calculate metal weight: Importance of Metal Weight Calculation The weight […]

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  10. Radia’s WindRunner: Setting New Heights as the World’s Largest Aircraft

    Apr
    02
    2024

    Pioneering Cargo Transportation: Beyond the Boeing 747 Radia’s WindRunner is revolutionizing cargo transportation not with passenger capacity, but with its sheer size and targeted purpose. Poised to become the world’s largest aircraft, surpassing even the legendary Boeing 747, this behemoth stretches an astounding 350 feet, with a wingspan that could nearly cradle a football field. […]

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  11. ETH Zurich’s Cratered VAD Cables Seek to Outsmart Infections

    Mar
    27
    2024

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death, causing over 17.9 million deaths around the world every year. For millions of patients with advanced heart failure awaiting an organ donor, ventricular assist devices (VADs) serve as a literal lifeline. Unfortunately, about 50% of these patients will suffer from infections caused by the thick cable these […]

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  12. 7075 vs. 6061 Aluminum Choosing the Right Alloy for Performance

    Mar
    21
    2024

    7075 and 6061 aluminum alloys are widely used in various industries, making them a versatile choice for various engineering applications. Still, although both these alloys are similar in some performance aspects, they have enough differences that make them suitable for different applications. Notably, 7075 Aluminum Alloy was developed in Japan in the 1930s in an […]

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  13. Sheffield Forgemasters: Revolutionizing Nuclear Power With SMR

    Mar
    18
    2024

    Image source:  Sheffield Forgemasters. The UK company Sheffield Forgemasters developed an innovative technique to produce components for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). Hence, the construction only takes under 24 hours instead of the usual 12 months and can be mass-produced. This could be a complete revolution for the nuclear power sector. While conventional techniques may exceed […]

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  14. Arc Brings SpaceX Innovation to High-Performance Electric Wake Boat

    Mar
    14
    2024

    SpaceX has been widely considered one of the most innovative and disruptive companies in the world since it was founded in 2002. As such, it is not surprising its employees, both former and current, share this reputation. A group of former SpaceX employees have now taken this reputation to the marine industry with Arc. Founded […]

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  15. Breaking Boundaries: Stadler’s FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train Sets World Record

    Mar
    11
    2024

    A Historic Journey: Shattering Expectations for Sustainable Transportation The Swiss-made hydrogen-powered train has made history by setting a new world record for nonstop travel, showcasing a remarkable leap in sustainable transportation. Developed by Stadler, the FLIRT H2 traversed an impressive 1,741 miles (2,803 kilometers) on a single tank of hydrogen during a rigorous 46-hour test […]

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  16. What Is The Difference Between Steel Billets and Steel Bars?

    Mar
    06
    2024

    Steel is perhaps the most versatile material used to build everything around us, from buildings and bridges to cars and aircraft. Depending on the application and manufacturing process, steel comes in various forms. Two of the fundamental forms are billets and bars, which are refined and ready-to-use forms of steel tailored for production purposes.  At […]

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  17. The Vital Role of Stainless Steel in Medical Devices and Instruments

    Feb
    22
    2024

    Stainless steel is an integral part of many industries thanks to its unique combination of strength and oxidation resistance. The medical field, in particular, uses different stainless-steel alloys for various specialized instruments, implants, surgical tools, and other applications.  The main reason stainless steel is so important in the medical industry is its inertness. Stainless steel […]

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