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  1. Another Successful Mars Rover Deployment – This Time For China!

    Jun
    07
    2021

    Houston, the Zhurong has landed! The 15th of May 2021 saw the Tianwen-1, China’s probe, landed with great success and a roaring technical crowd on the red planet! The China National Space Administration (CNSA) Unlike their space exploration counterparts in America, the CNSA are less vocal about their plans until it comes to their actual […]

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  2. GM and Lockheed Martin – a Match Made…Well on The (MOON)

    Jun
    03
    2021

    These two stalwarts have joined forces in supplying lunar-enabled vehicles that are autonomous nonetheless to NASA’s Artemis program! The BIG Announcement! On the 26th of May 2021, the world woke up to a joint press release from Lockheed Martin and GM to collaborate on this exciting new venture. They will be working together to manufacture […]

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  3. How Do Frozen Wind Turbines Still Operate Successfully?

    May
    26
    2021

    Winter is known as the best season for wind power! The winds pack a bigger punch, and with the increased density in the air, the climate becomes colder, propelling more force to the turbine blades. The Effect of Icing on Wind Turbines Even the lightest layer of ice can dramatically impact the efficiency of wind […]

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  4. Self-Walking Exoskeletons Are Here!

    May
    24
    2021

    Very soon from now, exoskeletons will be able to determine by means of evidence and reasoning how to walk by themselves–all with the help of AI of course. The First-Gen Exoskeletons Up until very recently, humans still had to provide step-by-step instructions to prosthetics on the next action that had to be performed. Founding father […]

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  5. Metal Center News – Banking on the Status Quo

    May
    10
    2021

    The new administration is not likely to lead to significant changes in defense spending, at least in the short term. “I don’t see any issues. It’s going to be another banner year,” says Joseph Carbone, vice president of sales and marketing for Tech Steel and Materials, Holbrook, N.Y. Read Full Article –> Metal Center News

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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