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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. 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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  2. Tesla Will Build its Cybertruck Gigafactory in Central USA

    Jun
    23
    2020

    Elon Musk continues to search for the best location to build the largely-anticipated Cybertruck, the company’s first foray into the pickup truck market. According to Musk, the Gigafactory will probably be located in Central USA, with Texas being the first option. The reason why Elon wants the central USA to be the location of the […]

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  3. Why Diesel Engines Produce Higher Torque than Gas Engines

    Jun
    16
    2020

    Torque is the measure of force that causes an object to rotate about an axis. On car engines, it is the force that spins the engine crankshaft, and to the driver, it feels like the “guts” of the motor, or the “pulling” force when trying to climb steep hills. Although gasoline internal combustion engines are […]

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  4. The Coronavirus Pandemic is Fueling Automation

    May
    08
    2020

    Necessity is the mother of invention, and humanity is in a necessity for various things that workers can’t provide. We need safer stores (online?), shelves full of goods, contact-less delivery of products, ventilators, cooked food, etc. Whereas many retail stores and production lines are struggling to keep up with the demand, we are bound to […]

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  5. Can the Aviation Industry get Unstuck from the COVID-19 Mud?

    May
    04
    2020

    When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the world that we will return to will be nothing like the one we were used to living in. One of the industries that are currently taking the most damage, and at the same time is expected to change fundamentally in the post-coronavirus age, is aviation. There’s a lot […]

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  6. 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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  7. What Exactly is a “Ferrous Metal” and Which Metals are Ferrous?

    Apr
    06
    2020

    All alloy metals that contain iron in the +2 oxidation state (Fe2+) are called “ferrous”. In practice, “ferric” metals that contain the iron oxide Fe3+ also fall under the same category. The word “ferrous” derives from the Latin “ferreus” which means iron, so the connection is pretty obvious. Common alloy metals of this kind are […]

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  8. The All New Fiat 500 has Arrived and It’s Solely Electric

    Mar
    26
    2020

    Fiat has announced the third generation of its market sensation, the “500”, and it’s going to be made available only in purely electric form. No petrol, no diesel, and no hybrid units. This means that the new 500 will also bump up a market category, entering high-end premium range with a pre-order cost of £29,000 […]

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  9. Airbus Shows a Hybrid Passenger Airplane that Looks like a Bird

    Mar
    23
    2020

    Modern airplanes are becoming safer every year, but there are still worries about their carbon impact. Also, I think we can agree that planes start to look increasingly like each other – can you really tell the make and model from afar? Airbus, one of the largest and most advanced aerospace companies, will try to […]

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  10. Toyota Invests $400 Million into an Autonomous-Driving Startup Pony.ai

    Mar
    20
    2020

    Toyota is the largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, mostly thanks to its hybrid powertrain strategy. However, the company seems to be slow to employ new technologies, such as BEV (Battery-Electric Vehicles) and autonomous driving in their models. The company was known for its reliance on in-house research in the area, which probably slowed them […]

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Honda E: Quirky and Fancy, But with a Limited Range

    Feb
    18
    2020

    Honda is a manufacturer that just a few years ago claimed that battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) still weren’t ready for the market. The company mainly focused on hybrids and hydrogen-electric vehicles (HEVs). However, in the wake of the rising popularity of BEVs, Honda decided to give its own take on the matter. The Honda E is […]

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  15. Lincoln Introduces Heated Windshield Wipers in the Aviator SUV

    Feb
    11
    2020

    Cleaning our windshields from snow and ice is a daunting task, only for you to find out that the wipers won’t work. The reason for that is very straightforward – the rubber on the wipers becomes hard and brittle when it’s freezing outside, and ice and snow certainly make things even worse. When the rubber […]

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  16. Hummer Will Build a Fully Electric Truck

    Feb
    04
    2020

    Back in the 90s’, Hummer trucks were immensely popular. Celebrities that didn’t drive a Prius or some Italian supercar were all into Hummers. General Motors even succeeded to produce three generations of the trucks – H1, H2, and H3. However, Hummer trucks were quickly killed due to poor fuel economy and exceptionally high emissions. General […]

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  17. 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 […]

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  18. 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 […]

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