Boeing 787 Dreamliner Wheels Up Boeing's quarterly update on its 787 Dreamliner focused on innovative materials that will comprise the center sections and more than 60 percent of the fuselage.Full Story&/NOBR>
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Airbus A380 and PLM Take FlightSafely completed landings of Airbus' much anticipated A380 giant jetliner's first transatlantic flight mark success over struggles with 3D CAD interoperability. Full Story Blimps to Swim Through the Air Like FishBlimps steered by artificial muscles may one day swim through the air like fish, suggest recent flight tests. The blimps would be much quieter than those steered by traditional blimp propellers. Full Story New PEEK Polymer Offers Lightweighting Option There’s a new PEEK polymer in the battle to create strong, lightweight options for metals and ceramics in demanding applications in aerospace, healthcare and automotive. Full Story New Biofuels Technology Could Take to the SkiesCentia, a new biofuels technology developed by North Carolina State University engineers, could turn virtually any fat source into fuel to power jet airplanes. Full Story
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NEW DEUBLIN ROTATING UNION CATALOG AVAILABLE Deublin Co.Deublin, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions, has just issued a new 56-page catalog that includes complete information for selecting unions for a variety of appli-cations, from water and steam, to air and hydraulic, oil and coolant. POWER TRANSMISSION STRETCH BELTS Pyramid Inc.This brochure provides information as to the possible uses of the PYRATHANE power transmission stretch belt as well as physical properties and characteristics. Advantages are excellent abrasion resistance, high tensile strength, cleanliness of operation, resistance to oils, grease and ozone. The ability to eliminate idlers and tensioning devices is also discussed.
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Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.