Blog & Resources

Category Archive: Transportation

  1. What is Seamless Tubing?

    Jan
    28
    2020

    Seamless tubes are tubes without welding seams, which makes them stronger and more reliable than welded tubes. However, due to the complex process of production of seamless tubes, they are also more expensive. Seamless tubing is completely welding-free – the pipes are produced using extrusion and connected via threads. Seamless tubing is mostly used in […]

    Read More
  2. The Las Vegas Boring Company Tunnel to be Operational by Q1 2020

    Jan
    07
    2020

    Elon Musk, the founder of ‘The Boring Company’, has stated on Twitter that he is very confident about the progress of the Las Vegas project. As he said, he expects the first tunnel to be completed and fully operational by March 2020, serving as a demonstration of what these underground systems can do for large […]

    Read More
  3. How to Reduce Scrap Metal in Manufacturing Processes

    Dec
    30
    2019

    Scrap metal is unavoidable in any manufacturing process, but it is also a costly part of it. Sure, most scrap metal is recyclable, but to make it into a new piece, the factory needs to invest in more labor time and an entirely new manufacturing process. Reducing scrap metal is crucial for creating a lean […]

    Read More
  4. World’s Longest Commercial Flight Lasted Almost 20 Hours

    Dec
    20
    2019

    Flying long distances always includes changing airplanes midway. Naturally, that’s a hassle for everybody, especially if you need to wait a few hours between flights. Luckily, things might change for the better – Qantas just completed the longest flight, ever. The company claimed the record from Singapore Airlines, which held the record for a flight […]

    Read More
  5. German Startup Just Showed Their Flying Taxi

    Dec
    17
    2019

    A lot of well-respected automotive and aircraft companies are already working on flying cars, bringing the long-awaited dream to reality. However, the first such product might be launched by a startup. The Munich-based company called Lilium already showed a video of a working air taxi prototype, which they want to launch in 2025. The Lilium […]

    Read More
  6. Hyperloops for Freight Wagons

    Dec
    13
    2019

    London-based startup “Magway”, suggests a new kind of a hyperloop transportation system that will help move various goods around on freight wagons. The concept involves the deployment of linear motors that would propel the pods over a network of pipes that would extend to cover most of the nation. The delivery crates would allegedly reach […]

    Read More
  7. What is “Nominal Pipe Size”?

    Dec
    05
    2019

    You’ve probably encountered the abbreviation NPS previously on our or similar websites. It means “Nominal Pipe Size,” and it is the North American standard for measuring pipe sizes used for various pressures and temperatures. The NPS standard is widely accepted in the USA, but some things have to be observed correctly in order to find […]

    Read More
  8. UK Government Decides to Ban Gas Fracking in the Island

    Nov
    26
    2019

    The UK government has decided that the risk of gas fracking is too unpredictable to accept any more, and so they have announced the ban of the controversial well stimulation technique. Officially, the decision was based on the findings of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). The report concludes that it is […]

    Read More
  9. New Details for the Tesla Pickup Truck Emerge

    Nov
    22
    2019

    Tesla is the most popular car manufacturer today, even though they have only three models in their lineup. In the next few months, we should see the first examples of the Model Y, a small crossover that should be the bread and butter of the company, and everybody is eagerly waiting for the Roadster supercar. […]

    Read More
  10. Toyota’s Home-Helping Robots can be Trained Using VR

    Nov
    19
    2019

    From the moment robots started to emerge in popular culture, several decades ago, people imagined how they can help with household activities. Today, we are still waiting for those robots to show up when we need them, but the wait may be finally over. Toyota, one of the frontrunners in robotic technology, just showed us […]

    Read More
  11. Tesla Warns Of Shortage of Minerals Required In the Making of Rechargeable Batteries

    Nov
    14
    2019

    Electric mobility continues to grow rapidly; this sector is seeing some phenomenon growth at an incredible pace. There is an increased demand for the minerals needed to produce lithium-ion battery cells, including lithium, nickel, and copper. Mineral shortages could restrict the rapid growth of the electric vehicle According to Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), […]

    Read More
  12. Daimler Announced its Intention to Focus Solely on Electric Vehicles

    Oct
    29
    2019

    Daimler AG, the German car manufacturer who sells automobiles under the brands of Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Maybach, and more, has announced their intention to stop developing petrol and diesel engines. From now on, they will focus all their research and development efforts on electric vehicles. This announcement got a lot of attention and even drew a […]

    Read More
  13. Metal Heat Distortion

    Oct
    18
    2019

    Applying heat to metals can make them easier to forge, machine, weld, and fabricate. However, this also brings some issues with it, metals expand when heated, which makes the whole fabrication process more demanding. Luckily, every alloy comes with a predetermined coefficient of thermal expansion. This coefficient shows how much a given alloy will expand […]

    Read More
  14. First Rechargeable Carbon-Neutral, Carbon-Dioxide Battery

    Oct
    14
    2019

    Li-ion batteries are seemingly everywhere, powering everything from our smartphones to electric cars. While we can undoubtedly thank this technology for lowering the emissions in the automotive industry, Li-ion batteries are still not as eco-friendly as one might think. More precisely, the manufacturing of Li-ion batteries produces a lot of CO2 emissions. But what if […]

    Read More