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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in September 1996
Powder metals press new frontiers
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9/23/1996  Post a comment
International developments spur powder-metal applications
Focus on fasteners
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9/23/1996  Post a comment
Like the heel of Achilles, the humble fastener can destroy the biggest of projects if it fails. The fastening industry, to prevent such catastrophes and improve the state-of-the-art in general, regularly introduces new joining and assembly techniques. Here are some examples:
Agility+Stealth = X-36: formula for an advanced fighter
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9/9/1996  Post a comment
McDonnell Douglas and NASA team to create a tailless next-generation demonstrator fighter that blends cat-like agility and stealth--for $17 million




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