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Yokohama Rolls out Latest Off-Highway Radial

Yokohama announced a new off-highway radial tire as well as new sizes for existing tire families at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The Galaxy Hippo all-steel radial high-traction loader tire was...

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Materials

Cold Sprayed Coatings with Dual Nanoparticle Reinforcements for Wear and Corrosion Protection

The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.

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Materials

Remanufacturing Reimagined: How Selective Electroplating Extends Service Life and Reduces the Cost of Aerospace Components

Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Pulse Plasma Nitriding for Aerospace Applications

Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

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Semiconductors & ICs

EOS Releases Four New Metal Materials for Series Additive Manufacturing

Global provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) metals and polymers, EOS GmbH, has released four news metal AM materials for 3D-printing. EOS...

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Connectivity

Breakthroughs in 3D-Printing Give Way for Promising Textile Lithium Battery Technology

At the convergence of 3D-printing and lithium battery technology, Hong Kong researchers develop a promising textile-based, foldable battery that may...

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Aerospace

NASA Highlights Material and Coating Technology Ready for Commercial Applications

Innovations in materials and coatings have enabled countless NASA missions since the agency’s inception. The research that goes into developing these...

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Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Validates Heatshield for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed Martin) successfully completed development and testing for the heatshield that will protect NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Novelis Creates First Aluminum Sheet Battery Enclosure for Mass Electric Vehicle Production

Battery weight and power density is a major design consideration when it comes to electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. To reduce platform...

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Connectivity

WCX 2019: Cybersecurity Hackers Help Vet Vehicle Systems

They’re non-traditionalists who wear white hats. They are the now well-known “whitehat” researchers who help identify and catch cybersecurity vulnerabilities. While the...

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Motion Control

Using Electromagnetic Brakes to Keep Thrust Reversers IN PLACE

Applying reverse thrust redirecting engine power to oppose the direction of travel is a standard technique for decelerating aircraft after touchdown. The approach saves wear on...

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Manned Systems

Tenneco Tech Center Expands NVH Capabilities with New Materials Lab

A material analysis lab and a dual material injection press, the latest additions to Tenneco’s Milan Technical Center, are helping technical specialists develop and...

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Aerospace

Uncertainty Propagation for Force Calibration Systems

There are several labs operating throughout the world that do not follow a designated guideline for calculating measurement uncertainty for force calibrations. Realizing the need for...

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Product Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Custom Coupler

The Specialty Manufacturing Co.’s (St. Paul, MN) SafeWay Hydraulics engineers were engaged to examine the company’s single zerk hydraulic system design for its overall function and manufacturability. After design review...

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Materials

Abrasion Testing of Products Containing Nanomaterials

This SOP describes how to detect and quantify the release of nanoparticles from surface coatings into the air using a mechanical process that employs abrasion to simulate sanding. A...

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Materials

Wear-Resistant Pumps

Duechting Pumpen’s WRX single-stage centrifugal pumps were developed for the transportation of abrasive materials and are suited for use in dredgers and other applications in the mining and processing of gravel and...

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Software

Oregon State Captures Fourth FSAE Michigan Title in Five Years

Oregon State University’s Global Formula Racing (GFR) team took top honors with a total score of 876.6 at the 2014 Formula SAE Michigan competition, held May 14-17 at...

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Connectivity

Magnetic Filtration Solutions

FilterMag International offers the FilterMag product family to prevent erosive contaminants in critical assets for mining, oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing. To remove the small particles that cause...

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Physical Sciences

Evaluation of Three Extremity Armor Systems

The US Marine Corps and the US Army have been engaged in efforts to evaluate improved body armor, including armor to protect the extremities. These efforts are focused on both body armor...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Encapsulated Ball Bearings for Rotary Micro Machines

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-fabricated silicon rotary elements for micro-motors, micro-generators, and micro-turbomachinery have received growing attention with applications in...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Silicone Cables: Silicone Encased Cables Make Military Robots More Reliable

Cicoil’s highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables are being used on unmanned ground based military robotic vehicles that require absolute reliability in mission critical and extreme environment conditions. Unlike bulky and stiffer round cables, flat silicone...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Impact of Materials on Microwave Cable Performance

The environments in which microwave cable assemblies are being used today are becoming more challenging with exposure to such conditions as extreme temperatures, chemicals, abrasion, and...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Eccentric Mounting and Adjustment System for Belt-Driven Devices

This design relates to an eccentric mounting and adjustment (EMA) system for belt driving, or for belt-driven devices, that is installed and operated within the restricted confines of an engine compartment, typically a motor vehicle. It satisfies two essential requirements for...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Simulations of Brush Contacts of Homopolar Motor/Generators

A computational- simulation study of distributions of electric current and temperature in brushes and slip rings in two model homopolar- motor/generator configurations was performed...

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Test & Measurement

Life Tests of a Microwave MEMS Capacitive Switch

Life tests have demonstrated the longevity of an electrostatically actuated capacitive switch of a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) type suitable for handling radio signals having...

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Materials

Self-Lubrication of Hot YSZ-Ag-Mo Nanocomposite Coatings

An experimental study has been performed to learn about the physical and chemical mechanisms of self-lubrication of coatings that comprise nanostructured composites of...

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