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Friday, November 28, 2014 - 11:03

BIRMINGHAM – Tens of thousands of keen motorcycle enthusiasts from across Europe made their way to the NEC late last month for the largest and most prestigious event on the two-wheeled calendar.

Road car debut for Zircotec’s composites coating that enabled F1 teams to exploi
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 18:32

OXFORD – The ceramic based material that originally allowed F1 teams to exploit the ‘blown diffuser’ aerodynamic advantage has made its road car debut on Aston Martin’s One-77.

Magoxid-Coat® hard coat for magnesium protects from corrosion and wear
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 14:36

WADSWORTH, OH— By virtually eliminating wear and corrosion from magnesium components, a patented coating dramatically increases the usefulness of this lightweight metal.

Hydrophil™-S solves water carry-over issues in heat exchangers
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 18:36

ALBUQUERQUE, NM— Super hydrophilic coating solves issues relating to water carry-over in heat exchangers, air cooling equipment for power and energy, food and industrial processing, HVAC and more.

Ceramic Reinforced Technologies Patented BN/PTFE Available
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 16:30

Ceramic Reinforced Technologies (CRT) now has evaluation samples of Boron Nitride/PTFE dispersions in organic solvents (synthetic esters) available, as well as CERFLON® FluoroCeramic (blended Boron Nitride/PTFE) powders, at different ratios.

Zircotec has developed a 24 carat gold backed variant of its ZircoFlex®
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 17:04

OXFORD – Engineers who previously had to rely on multiple products to protect composites and heat-sensitive parts from different forms of heat damage can now specify a single coating or heatshield from Zircotec.

Everlube Products solid film lubricants comply with many military specifications
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 15:21

PEACH TREEY CITY– GA Bonded solid film lubricants are unique products which utilize the special properties of a variety of lubricating solid materials. These solid lubricants are generally present in a binder matrix.

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NASA’s Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech) project will test the premise that tighter propulsion-airframe integration, made possible with electric power, will deliver improved efficiency and safety, as well as environmental and economic benefits. NASA researchers will perform ground testing of a 31-foot-span, carbon composite wing section with 18 electric motors powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries.
The experimental wing, called the Hybrid-Electric Integrated Systems Testbed (HEIST), is mounted on a specially modified truck.

NASA has tested the attitude control motor of the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) to prove that its material can survive not only the intense temperatures, pressures, noise, and vibrations experienced during a launch emergency, but also 40 percent beyond. The LAS is being designed to bring a crew to safety should there be a problem in the launch pad or during ascent.
Built by Orbital ATK, the motor consists of a solid propellant gas generator with eight proportional valves equally spaced around the outside of the three-foot-diameter motor.

Large wind turbine blades disturb the wind, creating a wake behind them and reducing the energy harvest of any downwind turbines. A turbine sitting in the slipstream of another can lose 8 to 40 percent of its energy production, depending on conditions. By adding a smaller, secondary rotor mounted mounted in front of the big rotor, the two sets of blades are separated by the nacelle that houses the generating machinery on top of the tower.
The extra blades can increase a wind farm’s energy harvest by 18 percent.

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