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Category Archive: Construction

  1. Collins Aerospace: $14M Expansion of the Iowa Center

    Aug
    22
    2023

    The American technology company Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of RTX Corporation, recently opened the expansion of its additive manufacturing center in West Des Moines, Iowa. The expansion costs are estimated at $14 million, with an area of 9,000 square feet. This addition provides enough space for new 3D metal printers. Moreover, the additive manufacturing capabilities […]

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  2. Avenir Skyscrapers to Soar 630 ft Above NYC, Linked by Jaw-Dropping Skybridge

    Aug
    14
    2023

    Manhattan, home to iconic skyscrapers and architectural marvels, is soon to welcome a new addition that promises to captivate both locals and visitors alike. The Avenir, a groundbreaking development by Silverstein Properties, designed by architects Steelman Partners and CetraRuddy, is set to redefine luxury living and entertainment in the city that never sleeps. The Avenir, […]

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  3. Metal-Filtering Sponge Brings New Lead-Free Water Solution

    Jul
    25
    2023

    Lead contamination in water has devastating impacts on human health and the environment. To combat this issue, researchers have developed a new sponge capable of filtering lead and other harmful contaminants. Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a highly efficient sponge that filters out a range of con including heavy metals like arsenic, cobalt, and […]

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  4. NASA and SpaceX’s Quest Unfolded: Starship Eyes New Role

    Jul
    20
    2023

    The iconic SpaceX Starship system is being prepared for a new mission as a home and workplace for astronauts and cosmonauts in outer space – a space station. NASA and SpaceX have collaborated to repurpose the Starship system as an “in-space low Earth orbit destination element.” This ambitious development aims to transform the components of […]

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  5. Meet X-66A, Boeing’s Next-Gen X-Plane

    Jul
    18
    2023

    Under NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, NASA and Boeing have together developed the U.S. Air Force-designated X-66A, an experimental aircraft whose purpose is to introduce the design of more durable single-aisle aircraft, which are common in passenger airlines all over the world. To make the project a reality, NASA will invest $425 million over seven […]

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  6. A Solution for Nuclear Environments: Development of a Prosthetic Robotic Arm

    Jul
    17
    2023

    A prosthetic device from the prosthetic developer COVVI has been adapted to a new robotic system that can be remotely controlled for operations in dangerous nuclear environments. As an example, operations will include handling nuclear materials and waste. As mentioned in the project announcement from May 2023, “The remote control of robotics (teleoperation) will reduce […]

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  7. Revolutionizing Titanium Alloys: Utilizing Oxygen and Iron for Enhanced Strength and Sustainability

    Jul
    17
    2023

    Scientists have successfully created a novel category of titanium alloys that possess remarkable strength and resistance to brittleness when subjected to tension. This achievement was accomplished through a combination of innovative alloy compositions and advanced 3D-printing techniques. Research has the potential to expand the range of applications for titanium alloys, and enhance sustainability efforts. This […]

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  8. From Shipbuilding to Skyscrapers: The Role of Steel in Construction

    Jul
    04
    2023

    Steel utilization in today’s accelerated urbanization is huge and steel is the most widely used metal. The modern construction sector owns the largest share of the steel demand. Additionally, the material is known for centuries, while mass production of steel and steel constructions have been present for over 150 years. This is a result of […]

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  9. Breaking Boundaries: Extraordinary Uses of Metal in Unexpected Industries

    Jun
    20
    2023

    Metals have been utilized by mankind for centuries. However, the modern technological revolution introduced completely new applications for these solid substances. Apart from industries that are largely dependent on metals, such as civil engineering, automotive, furniture, machinery, and the electronics sector, there are many other unusual uses of metals. Therefore, it’s intriguing to take a […]

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  10. Fascinating Facts About Stainless Steel and Its Diverse Applications

    Jun
    15
    2023

    Steel, an invaluable material that forms the foundation of countless utensils, buildings, and essential items, holds a significant place in our world. Often hailed as one of the most crucial materials in human evolution, steel remains shrouded in lesser-known facts. With a history spanning over a millennium, steel’s earliest known product dates back a remarkable […]

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  11. The Evolution of Steel: From Ancient Times to Modern Innovations

    Jun
    06
    2023

    Steel, an alloy of iron and carbon, has played a pivotal role throughout human history, shaping civilizations and driving progress. From its humble origins to its current versatility, steel has evolved into one of the most indispensable materials in the modern world. The story of steel begins in ancient times when humans forged iron into […]

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  12. Rescue Robots and Nuclear Emergencies: Avoiding the Risk to Human Life

    May
    18
    2023

    The UK-based engineering company Forth successfully tested robots that are able to withstand hazardous environments caused by nuclear emergency situations. This way, the harm and danger to workers at nuclear sites will be eliminated, and costs will be decreased. The Rescue Robot is remotely operated by a control center from a safe distance (up to […]

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  13. Antarctica is Set to Receive New State-Of-The-Art Wind Turbines

    May
    09
    2023

    Antarctica New Zealand, a government-funded research project, recently announced plans to install new state-of-the-art wind turbines at the future Scott Base. These turbines will be installed on Ross Island in Antarctica and will power New Zealand’s only Antarctic research station with over 90% renewable energy. Wind turbine maker EWT has signed a contract to supply and install three […]

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  14. General Electric: Plans for Over $450M of Investments in the U.S.

    Apr
    27
    2023

    The American multinational conglomerate General Electric Company recently announced investment plans for over $450M in existing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. in 2023. The investment will mainly cover new equipment purchases, as well as other improvements, as the company plans to split into two independent companies – aerospace (GE Aerospace) and energy (GE Vernova), which […]

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  15. California: Project Plan for a High-Speed Rail

    Mar
    28
    2023

    California will construct a high-speed train from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, a project worth $10 billion. The high-speed rail system will be constructed by the private railway company Brightline and will have a total length of 218 miles (351 km) with the availability to carry 1,200 passengers at speeds reaching 200 mph (322 km/h). […]

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  16. HONDA: Latest Autonomous Work Vehicle Revealed

    Mar
    18
    2023

    Honda recently revealed its latest generation of the prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle (AWV). The vehicle was presented at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 held in Las Vegas from 14-18 March 2023. The main target is to increase efficiency and improve the construction industry. This is the third generation of the Honda AWV. The main advantage is the […]

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  17. New Georgia Nuclear Power Plant Starts Operation

    Mar
    09
    2023

    The Vogtle nuclear reactor Unit 3 recently started splitting atoms as a result of a process called nuclear fission, announced Georgia Power. Furthermore, Unit 3 is expected to be fully operational in May or June, according to the company. This is the first new reactor in almost seven years that started operation in the US. […]

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  18. Ford to Build a Battery Factory in Michigan

    Mar
    06
    2023

    Ford Motor Company, in a partnership with the Chinese CATL, announced that it will invest $3.5 billion in a battery plant for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Michigan. The plant will be located near Marshall, Michigan, and will have the goal of offering lower-cost Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries, that are capable of faster recharging – a […]

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  19. H2FLY & Stuttgart Airport: Developing an H2 Aviation Center

    Feb
    16
    2023

    The German company H2FLY, which specializes in creating hydrogen-electric aviation by developing hydrogen fuel cells for the aviation industry, will begin a project for constructing a hydrogen aviation center, called the Center of Excellence for Hydrogen in Aviation. The project shall be finished by the end of 2024 and is solely built for the purpose […]

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  20. The Role of Nickel in Manufacturing Stainless Steel and Other Alloys

    Feb
    07
    2023

    Nickel (NI) is a low-cost, highly versatile industrial material. A transition element with a mixture of ferrous and non-ferrous properties, it’s widely used in manufacturing an exceptionally wide variety of products thanks to its chemical and physical properties. Nickel and nickel alloys are ideal for many aerospace, chemical, and petrochemical processing applications because of their […]

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