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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. The Latest Developments in Flying Car Technology

    Jul
    08
    2021

    Everyone thought that developing flying cars was going to be a challenging task. However, in our pursuit of environmentally friendly and long-term sustainable solutions, developing electric flying cars has proved to be even trickier! This is all due to the weight that lithium batteries yield versus the speed of the energy output! However, new advancements […]

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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