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Category Archive: Aerospace

  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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. What Metals Don’t Rust or Corrode

    Nov
    04
    2020

    Rust and corrosion are some of the biggest enemies of metals. These deficiencies can lower the strength of the part over time, and in some circumstances, become a safety issue. There is a difference between rust and corrosion, though. Rust is generally used to describe the oxidation of iron and iron-based alloys only. Usually, rust […]

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  10. Which Metals Conduct Heat the Best/Fastest

    Oct
    27
    2020

    Thermal conductivity is a crucial quality of metals since it measures the amount and speed of heat the material can displace. This quality is especially important in high-temperature environments. Extremely high temperatures can change the properties of any metal, usually reducing the strength. Therefore, conducting the heat quicker can significantly reduce the stress on the […]

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  11. Kinds of Tube Drawing

    Oct
    01
    2020

    Tubes are an integral part of the modern world. Its use is diverse – apart from the transfer of liquid and gas, tubes are used for structural purposes. Thus, tubing finds use in various industries, including construction, aircraft, oil, gas, and petrochemical, automotive, chemical, water treatment, sanitary systems, medical, pharmaceutical, etc. This variety also necessitates […]

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  12. “Flying-V” Prototype Maiden Flight is Full of Promises

    Sep
    23
    2020

    The maiden test flight of the “Flying-V” aircraft model was successful, and the teams of engineers and researchers behind it were filled with pride and hope for the next steps of the project. “Flying-V” is being co-developed by KLM engineers and TU Delft researchers, to create an extremely energy-efficient aircraft. Its shape and size are […]

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  13. NASA Tests SLS Rocket by Complete Destruction

    Jul
    21
    2020

    NASA is preparing for the 2024 Moon launches of the ongoing Artemis program, and ensuring that everything is working as expected is never a bad idea when you’re planning to send people out of help’s reach. In this context, the space agency has run a destructive test on the upper stage of the SLS rocket, […]

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