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Category Archive: Defense

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. DARPA Is Developing Air-to-Air Missile Carrying Drones

    Feb
    18
    2021

    DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), U.S. Air Force’s R&D platform, is developing a novel type of high-speed drone that will be able to carry and deploy air-to-air missiles. The drones will be taken up in the air by fighter jets, and the idea is to extend the reach of the planes beyond the range […]

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  7. U.S. Air Force Looking to Replace Dogs with Robots

    Nov
    06
    2020

    The United States Air Force is piloting the deployment of robo-dogs made by Ghost Robotics. These tin canines are called “Vision 60”, and look a lot like the Boston Dynamics’ “Spot”. The two American companies may have had some exchange of expertise, or this is simply a design convergence induced by the natural technological developments […]

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. How to Calculate Metal Weight

    Jun
    26
    2020

    Calculating the weight of a said alloy is very important in engineering, as it directly affects the performance of the material. The weight of a single piece of alloy with the same dimensions can vary greatly even in materials that have similar properties. That is because alloys are composed of many different elements, each having […]

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  12. Blockchain: A Child of The Internet

    May
    27
    2020

    Can the Internet Handle 2.5 Quintillion Bytes of Data Daily & Prevent Cyber Attacks? Industrial companies, financial institutions, the engines of the world economy, are embracing AI, machine learning and blockchain technologies to improve efficiency and security in the 21st Century. AI, machine learning, and blockchain will contribute to the 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data […]

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  13. Aerospace Composite Parts, Without the Autoclave

    Apr
    10
    2020

    When you talk about the new aerospace composite parts, engineers usually put layers of carbon composite woven over one another, and they bake this with pressure in a vacuum to create layers as one light and the robust aerospace composite part. These techniques have been around for many years now, and MIT researchers are trying […]

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  14. Powder Metallurgy Steel Making

    Mar
    16
    2020

    Conventional steelmaking using electric-arc furnaces and decarburization is still very common. However, the internal structure of the cast ingots made with this process isn’t uniform, which negatively affects the qualities of the steel. Sure, a hot method can be used on the ingots to break up the segregated structure, but the structure still won’t be […]

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  15. What is Metal Extrusion?

    Mar
    12
    2020

    Metal extrusion is a process used to create longer objects with a fixed profile by pushing a cylindrical billet inside a closed cavity. The end product is called an extrudate and can have several desired characteristics and qualities. The metal extrusion process was patented by Joseph Bramah and is regularly used to create parts from […]

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  16. The Uber Copter Promises to Make the Manhattan to JFK in 8 Minutes

    Mar
    06
    2020

    f you’re in New York, Uber is calling you to fly to the JFK international airport and head to wherever you’re going next with impetus and style. The urban transportation expert is deploying helicopters to take passengers from the lower Manhattan and over to the JFK airport in just eight minutes. Obviously, this is meant […]

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