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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. Anduril Delivers First Giant Uncrewed Submarine to Australian Navy

    May
    04
    2024

    Anduril has delivered its first prototype, the Ghost Shark Extra-Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (XL-AUV), to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) a year ahead of schedule and on budget. The other three will be followed next year. Ghost Shark is developed and funded by a partnership between Defence and Anduril Australia under a development contract worth […]

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  2. Beta Alia: First Manned eVTOL Transition

    Apr
    23
    2024

    The Vermont-based eVTOL Beta Technologies developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft achieved another milestone. Therefore, the company became the first to perform a transition from helicopter-style (VTOL) hovering to airplane-like (wing-borne) cruising and back with a pilot on board.  The transition test started at New York’s Plattsburgh International Airport, with the aircraft piloted […]

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  3. 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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  4. Radia’s WindRunner: Setting New Heights as the World’s Largest Aircraft

    Apr
    02
    2024

    Pioneering Cargo Transportation: Beyond the Boeing 747 Radia’s WindRunner is revolutionizing cargo transportation not with passenger capacity, but with its sheer size and targeted purpose. Poised to become the world’s largest aircraft, surpassing even the legendary Boeing 747, this behemoth stretches an astounding 350 feet, with a wingspan that could nearly cradle a football field. […]

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  5. Arc Brings SpaceX Innovation to High-Performance Electric Wake Boat

    Mar
    14
    2024

    SpaceX has been widely considered one of the most innovative and disruptive companies in the world since it was founded in 2002. As such, it is not surprising its employees, both former and current, share this reputation. A group of former SpaceX employees have now taken this reputation to the marine industry with Arc. Founded […]

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  6. Breaking Boundaries: Stadler’s FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train Sets World Record

    Mar
    11
    2024

    A Historic Journey: Shattering Expectations for Sustainable Transportation The Swiss-made hydrogen-powered train has made history by setting a new world record for nonstop travel, showcasing a remarkable leap in sustainable transportation. Developed by Stadler, the FLIRT H2 traversed an impressive 1,741 miles (2,803 kilometers) on a single tank of hydrogen during a rigorous 46-hour test […]

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  7. What Is The Difference Between Steel Billets and Steel Bars?

    Mar
    06
    2024

    Steel is perhaps the most versatile material used to build everything around us, from buildings and bridges to cars and aircraft. Depending on the application and manufacturing process, steel comes in various forms. Two of the fundamental forms are billets and bars, which are refined and ready-to-use forms of steel tailored for production purposes.  At […]

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  8. New Speed Record for China’s Maglev Train

    Feb
    19
    2024

    The Chinese T-Flight vacuum-tube maglev train from China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) achieved the fastest speed for a superconducting maglev vehicle by exceeding its own previous record of 623 kph (387 mph). Furthermore, the target speed is set to reach at least 1,000 kph (621 mph). The exact speed reached on the latest […]

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  9. 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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  10. Goodyear and Gatik: Advancing Autonomous Vehicles With Intelligent Tyres

    Feb
    06
    2024

    As a result of a partnership between Goodyear and Gatik, intelligent tyres will be installed on a fleet of autonomous delivery trucks in the U.S. and Canada. The goal is to increase safety and efficiency with Goodyear’s Endurance RSA tyres and SightLine technology.  Hence, the tyre health and road condition data will be collected, helping […]

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. New Compound to Make Hydrogen Transport Cheaper and Cooler”

    Nov
    28
    2023

    Hydrogen is a clean energy source that has the potential to play a major role in the transition to a low-carbon future. However, its high cost and challenges in storage and transportation have limited its widespread adoption. To address these challenges, researchers have formed a new compound that streamlines hydrogen storage and transportation. A team […]

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  14. Musk: Tesla Aims to Produce 200K Cybertrucks per Year

    Nov
    07
    2023

    On the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk informed that the company plans to produce 200,000 Cybertrucks annually. Deliveries of this futuristic vehicle are planned for November 30, and over two million reservations have already been placed. This is much more than the previously planned volume of 125,000 units per year. Previously, Musk […]

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  15. 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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  16. ASKA A5 eVTOL: First Flying Car with FAA and DMV Approval

    Sep
    26
    2023

    ASKA A5 – the electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle, developed by US air mobility company ASKA, recently received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The drive and fly technology offers the opportunity to not only drive on public roads but also travel by air. ASKA A5 is a four-seat vehicle comparable to […]

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  17. Virgin Galactic: First Tourist Flight to Space!

    Sep
    21
    2023

    The American space tourism company Virgin Galactic operated the second commercial flight to the edge of space, called Galactic 02. This is the first flight that carried tourist passengers, which included the British former Olympian Jon Goodwin, who bought the ticket 18 years ago, and Keisha Schahaff and Anastatia Mayers (a mother and daughter) from […]

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  18. 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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  19. NASA’s Valkyrie Robot to Be Tested in Australia

    Aug
    29
    2023

    NASA’s humanoid robot Valkyrie will be tested at offshore energy facilities in Perth, Western Australia, far away from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The collaboration is part of the Space Act Agreement with the global Australian energy company Woodside Energy. The NASA team traveled to Woodside’s headquarters in Perth, provided training to […]

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