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GE Patents Have a Novel Ear for Validating 3D Printing Quality

Posted on June 7th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Airbus conventional versus additive part

Image by Airbus via GEreports.com

3D printing may have revolutionized part design and manufacture, but uses a deposition process sensitive to consistent material delivery. By ‘listening’ to parts during the additive manufacturing cycle, engineers at GE have devised a new method of assuring parts are free from defects and voids which could cause premature failure. Continue reading “GE Patents Have a Novel Ear for Validating 3D Printing Quality” »

DARPA Gives ‘Thumbs Up’ to Boeing’s Phantom Express

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Phantom Express Artist Concept

Phantom Express Concept by Boeing [cropped from original] via Boeing.com

DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) steps closer to realization with the Agency selecting the Boeing Company as partner. A new class of reusable hypersonic aircraft, success of the Phantom Express will require advancements in both technical capabilities and ground operations. Continue reading “DARPA Gives ‘Thumbs Up’ to Boeing’s Phantom Express” »

Hackett Ascends from Smart Mobility Unit to Now Lead Ford

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

2018 Ford GT Competition Series

2018 Ford GT Competition Series by Ford [cropped from original] via Ford Media Center

Whether an attempt to end the recent share price erosion or a bid to capitalize on emerging market opportunities, Ford Motor Company now has a new CEO with a background in business transformation. Besides the Company’s new appointments, will their three newly minted strategies pave the way to more innovative products? Continue reading “Hackett Ascends from Smart Mobility Unit to Now Lead Ford” »

Tire Innovation: Rubber – More or Less – Meets the Road

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Hankook Future Tire Concept

By HankookTyre Australia [Content on YouTube], via YouTube

With the seemingly constant flow of new product launches in the consumer electronics and software industries, it’s easy for consumers to lose sight of developments in the products they rely upon daily, like automotive tires. Fortunately, forward thinking ideas from engineers at Hankook prove more than just a retread on an old classic. Continue reading “Tire Innovation: Rubber – More or Less – Meets the Road” »

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