Palmdale, CA —Since the end of the Cold War, the first flights of any new military aircraft have been few and far between. It's been nearly a decade since the prototypes for the Advanced Tactical Fighter, which resulted in the F-22 fighter program, were made.
Now this summer, perhaps by the time this is read, the two concept demonstrators for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will fly. The modular-design airplane, when operational, will come in three flavors but be built on a single production line. Those types are: a conventional takeoff and landing fighter for the U.S. Air Force, a navalized version to operate off of aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy, and a vertical takeoff and landing variant for the U.S. Marines and the British Royal Navy.
Program schedule calls picking the design winner in early 2001.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is