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What if Composites Materials Could Repair Themselves?

April 18, 2014
What if Composites Materials Could Repair Themselves?

It’s a hard task to detect the amount of internal damage FRP composites receive on a regular basis and it’s even harder to repair those damages. Researchers in the Beckman Institute’s Autonomous Materials Systems (AMS) Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by professors Nancy Sottos, Scott White, and Jeff Moore, believe...

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Google Purchases Titan Aerospace in Efforts to Expand Internet Access

April 18, 2014
Google Purchases Titan Aerospace in Efforts to Expand Internet Access

The gloves are off as Google beats out Facebook to purchase Titan Aerospace. Titan Aerospace manufactures solar-powered drones that can fly at high altitudes for extended periods of time. The drones are expected to be used as satellites and both Google and Facebook saw...

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Korean Researchers Create Giant Crab-Like Robot to Explore Ocean Floor

April 18, 2014
Korean Researchers Create Giant Crab-Like Robot to Explore Ocean Floor

There’s a new king crab on the market! The Crabster CR200 is a giant crab-like robot created to explore the ocean floor for ship wreckage and buried treasure. For the last three years, researchers at the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)...

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Danish Startup Creates Carbon Fiber Chassis Without Special Equipment

April 11, 2014
Danish Startup Creates Carbon Fiber Chassis Without Special Equipment

Automotive manufacturers are closely focusing on ways to drop the overall body weight of any vehicle. Composites continue to stand at the forefront of this endeavor for their remarkable lightweighting capabilities as well as their strength. One of the biggest challenges in using composites...

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North Carolina Plant Becomes First to Handcraft Engines Using CMC

April 11, 2014
North Carolina Plant Becomes First to Handcraft Engines Using CMC

You could say that the workers at GE Aviation’s Asheville, N.C., facility might be a little proud but it’s for a great reason! These workers are the first in the world to handcraft jet engine parts using a new material called ceramic matrix composites...

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Manufacturing Bill Gains Support from Senate

April 11, 2014
Manufacturing Bill Gains Support from Senate

The manufacturing industry is on the brink of innovation with new technologies being created every day. However, funding is needed to continue pressing forward and that’s just what the government is looking to do. A Senate bill that will focus on establishing manufacturing research...

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