Engineering

Sustainably produced high-speed helicopters

Fast, lightweight and fuel efficient: RACER, the high-speed helicopter reaches flying speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour. The components of its outer shell are made by an innovative, highly automated manufacturing process. ...

Engineering

One-dimensional objects morph into new dimensions

A line is the shortest distance between two points, but "A-line," a 4-D printing system developed at Carnegie Mellon University, takes a more circuitous route. One-dimensional, "line"-shaped plastic structures produced with ...

Engineering

3-D printing with high-performance carbon fiber

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3-D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than ...

Engineering

Thermoplastic carbon fiber composite aids seismic reinforcement

Scientists are looking at the next generation of materials and carbon fiber ranks highly on the list for further explorations. Inside the fabric laboratory of Komatsu Seiren, the focus is on carbon fiber for seismic reinforcement.

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