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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in June 2012
IndyCar Structure Is the Ultimate Safety Enclosure
6/26/2012  10 comments
A lightweight, composite cocoon is designed with crash mitigation in mind.
Navy Funds Development of Tool to Model Biofuel Performance
6/25/2012  16 comments
The Office of Naval Research has given researchers at the University of Wisconsin $2 million to create a tool that can model the performance of various biofuels as part of the military’s ongoing interest in using alternative energy sources to reduce dependency on traditional fossil fuels.
Design News Named One of the '10 Great Media Websites'
6/20/2012  15 comments
Design News is an "Always On" Globally Accessible Online Design Community, according to BtoB's Media Business.
Test Flights Start for Titanium-Blade Engine
6/18/2012  5 comments
Pratt & Whitney recently started flight tests of its PurePower PW1200G engine family. Like other engines in the PurePower Geared Turbofan engine program, the PW1217G's fan blades incorporate titanium, not composites.
DARPA Taps Nanotech to Treat Brain Injuries
6/18/2012  4 comments
The Department of Defense is exploring the use of nanotechnology to treat afflictions ranging from infectious diseases to traumatic brain injury more quickly.
ST Packages MEMS Microphones in Plastic
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6/6/2012  5 comments
STMicroelectronics NV has claimed it is the first company that has mass-produced MEMS microphones in plastic packages, a technology development that reportedly saves space and increases durability.
Sustainable Packaging on Menu for European Consortium
6/4/2012  25 comments
The ISA-Pack consortium is developing innovative, sustainabale packaging films to reduce food spoilage and packaging waste.
Lamborghini Uses Carbon-Fiber Seats in Latest Roadster
6/1/2012  26 comments
The Lamborghini Aventador J roadster not only uses carbon-fiber composites throughout the car, but also features a new interior upholstery material called CarbonSkin.
DIRAK's E-LINE Locking Systems Cut Security Costs
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6/1/2012  4 comments
The latest addition to DIRAK's line of mechatronic security systems for racks, enclosures, and cabinets includes three types that are said to better protect materials, electronics, and data, while reducing security costs.

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