With air traffic expected to increase four-fold between now and 2050, a global fleet of composite planes could help reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, a value researchers say roughly corresponds to current emissions levels.
A new electrode design for lithium-ion batteries has been shown by Purdue researchers to potentially reduce the charging time from hours to minutes by replacing the conventional graphite electrode with a network of tin-oxide nanoparticles.
Delcam’s 2015 version of its PowerINSPECT inspection system includes automatic collision avoidance, faster import of large CAD files, quicker preparation of longer inspection reports, and improved display of results from point-cloud data, plus many other customer-requested enhancements.
Flight testing is being conducted at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA, to determine whether flexible trailing-edge wing flaps are a viable approach to improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce noise generated during takeoffs and landings.
EOS and MTU Aero Engines are cooperating to apply new quality-assurance technology to direct metal laser sintering. The strategic partnership is expected to help advance EOS’ existing control and monitoring processes and further promote product quality in AM series production.