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‘Lightweighting: Less Is More’

Work Truck Magazine May 25 04:13 pm 

The process of lightweighting a fleet of vehicles involves more than simply moving down a vehicle class or removing weight from an overloaded vehicle.

‘Air China Receives First Boeing 787-9’

Air Transport World May 25 01:03 pm 

Beijing-based Air China has taken delivery of its first of 15 Boeing 787-9s becoming the first airline in China to introduce the type into service. read more

‘Chemistry, Solvay Advanced Materials Enable SOLAR IMPULSE 2 To Fly Around The World’

Business Wire May 24 06:41 pm 

WASHINGTON--BUSINESS WIRE--Lightweight and energy-efficient technologies that enable the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft to fly around the world are commercially available today and already finding new uses in a wide range of industries from automotive to consumer products to industrial applications. That was the message among a panel of experts today who explained the complex ...

‘3D-printed Sacrificial Tooling Delivers Design Flexibility To Create Complex Composite Parts’

PlasticsToday.com May 24 09:21 pm 

May 24 2016 Stephen Moore 3D Printing 3D-printed sacrificial tooling or more specifically 3D-printed molds and mandrels can enable manufacturers to rapidly and cost-effectively create complex composite parts with geometries that would normally trap the tool. Hollow inlet duct by Swift Engineering created using Stratasys39 new... Automotive and Mobility Materials

‘Hexcel Celebrates Opening Of Innovation Center’

materialstoday May 25 03:00 am 

Hexcel a manufacturer of lightweight composite structures reports that its new US10 million Innovation Centre in Duxford UK was officially opened today by Marcus Bryson chair of the aerospace growth partnership AGP and Nick Stanage Hexceltrades CEO.

‘Making Music With Engineering Grade Thermoplastics’

PRWeb May 25 06:34 am 

Demonstrating the innovative possibilities of thermoplastics Maryland-based company Raygun Guitars has used Quadrant Engineering Plastic Productstrade EPP Techtronreg HPV High Pressure Velocity material to fashion high-performance guitar nuts for their instruments. PRWeb May 25 2016 Read the full story at httpwww.prweb.comreleases201605prweb13435083.htm

‘High Performance Golf Club Comes With Annoying Sound’

Newswise May 24 02:44 pm 

In 2007 a new golf club hit the market. The distribution of mass in the club head made it less likely to twist making an off-center hit less likely but it had a drawback a loud noise when it struck the ball piercing through the tranquility of a golf course. The club never grew popular among players with many saying they disliked the noise. Researchers at Penn State set out to find the ...

‘Why Certain High-End Golf Clubs Make Such An Ear-Splitting Sound’

Gizmodo May 24 03:13 pm 

Back in 2006 Nike introduced the high-performance SUMO 2 golf club driver specially engineered to help golfers hit straighter shots even for slightly off-center hits. There was just one problem the newly designed club made an unpleasantly loud tinny sound when it struck the ballso much so that most players proved unwilling to tolerate it even in exchange for improved performance. Read ...

‘CarbonOne Technologies Reaches Agreement To Acquire The TekModo Group Of Companies’

Marketwire May 24 10:55 am 

VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA--Marketwired - May 24 2016 - CarbonOne Technologies Inc. TSX VENTURECX quot CarbonOne quot or the quot Company quot is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the TekModo group of companies TekModo Structures LLC and TekModo LLC collectively quotTekModoquot. TekModo is an established manufacturer and distributor of advanced ...

‘LECTRA: Erpo Modernizes Production With Lectra’

GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! New Zealand Finance May 24 08:56 am 

PARIS -- Lectra the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics leather technical textiles and composite materials is pleased to announce that Erpo one of ...

‘Hyperloop Pods Will Be Coated In Vibranium. No, Really’

The Unofficial Apple Weblog May 24 06:07 am 

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced a new technology that39s going to raise the hackles of Marvel39s lawyers. The company in collaboration with Slovakian materials firm c2i has created a carbon fiber composite that39ll cover the inside...

‘Passport Achieves FAA Certification For Business Jet Applications’

Aircraft Maintenance Technology May 24 07:25 am 

GENEVA Switzerland May 23 2016 GE Aviationtrades Passport TM engine for business jet applications was awarded type certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration FAA paving the way for its 2018 entry into service powering Bombardiertrades Global 7000 business jet.

‘First Baby Step In Reusable Space Launch Vehicle Tech: VSSC chief’

The Indian Express via Yahoo! India News May 23 05:52 pm 

On Monday the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO embarked on a first-of-its-kind test -- hoisting into space what is essentially a scale model of what would be Indiatrades indigenously designed space shuttle. The 6.5m-long Re-usable Launch Vehicle--Technology Demonstrator RLV-TD weighs about 1.75 tonnes and is the result of more than a decade of development costing around Rs 95 crore ...

‘Stratasys To Showcase At SAMPE New 3D Printing Solutions Designed To Reduce Time And Cost Of Composite Tooling’

Business Wire May 23 05:44 am 

MINNEAPOLIS amp REHOVOT Israel--BUSINESS WIRE--Stratasys Ltd. NasdaqSSYS the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company announced today it will be presenting its new 3D printing solutions for composite tooling at SAMPE 2016 Booth I32 May 23 26 Long Beach CA introducing composites manufacturers to new operational efficiencies greater design freedom and faster time to...

‘J&B's New Trio: Gaskets, Connectors And Kits’

Aircraft Maintenance Technology May 23 07:42 am 

For years ramp agents had to scrape off old neoprene gaskets and glue new ones on. The process took hours if not overnight. With the new connector agents can quickly pry off the old gasket and replace it with a new one in minutes if not seconds.

‘HP Advances 3D Printing With Multi Jet Fusion Technology’

EE Times Asia May 22 08:03 am 

HP39s Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printing took the spotlight during last week39s RAPID 2016 show. But that wasn39t the only news of note. Other companies made some game-changing software and hardware announcements as well all of them aimed at making it easier to print quality production parts.