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Category Archive: Defense

  1. The Complexity of Re-Purposing The Steel Border Walls

    Dec
    28
    2021

    Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s vision for raising an impermeable border in the south has failed to realize, but not before a whopping $16.4 billion was spent in funding the barrier construction. Now, hundreds of thousands of steel bollards, each costing about $9,000, lie in piles at various locations, rusting, creating an environmental hazard, and […]

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  2. Researchers Presented Self-Healing Anti-Corrosive Coating for Steel

    Dec
    20
    2021

    Steel is a very resilient material in general, but when it comes to subjecting it to harsh environments like seawater, you need to apply an anti-corrosive coating or it will rust pretty quickly. Researchers at the Rice University in Houston have tested a novel insulating material made out of sulfur and selenium and found that […]

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  3. Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric Airplane Sets Three New Speed Records

    Dec
    09
    2021

    Advances in electric motors and battery technology have triggered an explosion in the field of electric airplanes. Battery-powered electric aircraft could be the future of aviation. A raft of companies is making green aircraft. EasyJet with Wright Electric, Boeing with Zunum, and Airbus with Siemens are all in the race to create electric aircraft to go green. Now, the aero-engine manufacturer […]

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  4. Engineers Find a Speedy Way to Produce Aluminum 7075

    Nov
    01
    2021

    A team of material engineers in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Washington, have developed a novel manufacturing method for aluminum 7075, an alloy that is highly valued in the industry but one that is notoriously hard to extrude and very costly to make. The high cost derives from the inadequacy of conventional extrusion methods, […]

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  5. Nippon Steel sues Toyota over patent infringement

    Oct
    21
    2021

    Nippon Steel, the Japanese steel-producing giant is suing Toyota, another colossus from Japan, seeking a court injunction that will stop the production of electric cars that infringe their patent. The patent that Nippon puts forth concerns a non-oriented electrical steel sheet that is used in electric vehicle motors. This key technology concerns the adjustment of […]

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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. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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