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Category Archive: Construction

  1. L3Harris Expands Its Rocket Motor Production in Virginia

    May
    28
    2024

    L3Harris Technologies has agreed with Orange Country, Virginia, to fund the expansion and modernization of the company’s site in the area. The effort is not only intended to increase domestic production of solid rocket motors critical for national security but also to add new jobs to the community. L3Harris Technologies is a defense contractor that […]

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Tube Drawing

    Feb
    14
    2024

    Tubes are an integral part of the modern world and are present in almost every industry. They are used mainly for transferring pressurized or unpressurized fluids (liquid and gas) but also for structural purposes.  As such, tubes find use in various industries, including construction, aircraft, oil, gas, petrochemical, automotive, chemical, water treatment, sanitary systems, medical, […]

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  9. Aluminum 7075: The Lightweight Alloy Transforming Aerospace and Automotive Industries

    Jan
    30
    2024

    The mobility industry stands before its biggest obstacle yet: creating a sustainable, CO2-free transport for people and goods. The race has been on for some time, and various companies have different solutions to make our long-desired reality. From battery-electric road-going vehicles to hybrid airplanes, the mobility landscape of the future looks vastly different from the […]

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  10. From Blades to Benches: Canvus Transforms Wind Turbines into Functional Art

    Jan
    16
    2024

    Wind energy is a proven low-carbon solution with a high Energy Return on Investment. Despite its environmental benefits, the disposal of wind turbine blades, primarily made of non-recyclable fiberglass, poses a challenge as thousands retire each year. Beyond Landfills: Breathing New Life into Turbine Blades Canvus, a startup based in Avon, Ohio, is transforming decommissioned […]

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  11. What is Seamless Tubing?

    Jan
    02
    2024

    Seamless tubing is a type of metal tubing manufactured without welding seams, giving it a much higher strength, better durability, and higher corrosion resistance. Moreover, seamless tubing keeps uniformity throughout its length, which might be preferable in some applications.  The main advantage of seamless tubing is the lack of weak points. For example, a longitudinally […]

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  12. Honeywell’s New Jet Engine Sets New Standards in Performance and Efficiency

    Dec
    04
    2023

    About a month ago, Honeywell, a technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services, declared that its engine – the HTF7500 turbofan, had successfully passed the compatibility test when being used on an Embraer Praetor 600 aircraft with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking this the first time the fuel was […]

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  13. Revolutionary Solar-Powered Fog Net Helps to Clean Pollution

    Oct
    25
    2023

    Pollution and climate change are threatening the world’s most important resource, drinking water. It is said that over half of the world’s population could be facing water scarcity by 2025.  Fog nets have long been a literal lifesaver in arid regions with regular fog as they are used to gather water in useful quantities and […]

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  14. 6061 Aluminum Alloy: 10 Must-Know Facts

    Oct
    17
    2023

    6061 Aluminum is a versatile, high-performance material. Highly cost-effective, it features a high aluminum content level and major alloying elements of magnesium, silicon, copper, and chromium. It can also contain trace amounts of additional elements, depending on an application’s requirements. It’s the most widely used heat-treatable aluminum alloy available and a critical alloy in many […]

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  15. Researchers Announce New High-Performance Titanium Alloys

    Oct
    05
    2023

    Researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), RMIT University, and the University of Sydney have successfully used additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing to develop high-performance titanium alloys to solve challenges associated with quality and waste management in the industrial production of titanium alloys. By integrating alloy design, computational simulations, and experimental characterization, […]

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  16. A Guide to Purchasing Inconel: Tips and Considerations

    Oct
    02
    2023

    Inconel® is a family of nickel-chromium superalloys known for its high strength, corrosion resistance, and oxidation resistance at high temperatures. Well-suited for demanding applications, Inconel alloys typically comprise 50-70% nickel, 15-25% chromium, and other elements, including iron, cobalt, molybdenum, and tungsten. The specific composition of an Inconel alloy depends on its intended application. Inconel’s unique […]

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  17. Build Begins on Wyoming-to-California Power Line

    Sep
    18
    2023

    Following the wind power concerns, construction on the Wyoming-to-California power line has started. This line will enable electricity transmission from a wind farm with 600 turbines, and a total power of 3 GW, with an estimated project cost of the wind farm of $5 billion. Both the wind farm and the transmission lines are expected […]

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  18. Condenser Coating for Power Plants Holds Potential to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 460 Million Tons Annually

    Sep
    13
    2023

    Gradually phasing out global dependence on fossil fuels is an ongoing process. Therefore, it’s essential to explore methods that can enhance the efficiency of energy production. In this endeavor, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have introduced a pioneering coating for steam condenser pipes. With widespread adoption, this advancement could lead to an energy […]

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  19. NASA’s X-59 QueSST: A Step Closer to its First Flight

    Sep
    11
    2023

    The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) – NASA’s experimental supersonic aircraft is now a step closer to its first flight. Located at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California, the aircraft completed many milestones and was moved from the construction site for its first flight. The flight is scheduled for this year after a series […]

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