Article - 25 May 2005
A disruptive technology is one that can replace older technologies with radical new products and processes. The new products and markets that might emerge, how these new processes can be integrated...
Article - 8 Mar 2005
Metal and ceramic matrix composites hold extreme potential for advanced applications such as aerospace. Nanostructuring could further improve material properties. The benefits of nanostructuring are...
Article - 2 Aug 2005
This article discusses how nanomaterials and nanoparticles are increasingly being used in magnetic fluids and in magnetic media applications.
Article - 10 Feb 2005
This article looks at the manufacturing process for carbon nanotubes and also considers their composition, classification and properties. Also discussed are commercial applications for nanotubes,...
Article - 14 Dec 2004
Nanotubes and novel materials (‘nanomaterials’) are likely to be used across many industries, including packaging, space travel, automobiles, fuel catalysts, textiles and construction.
News - 16 Jan 2020
A modern airplane’s fuselage is made from multiple sheets of different composite materials, like so many layers in a phyllo-dough pastry. Once these layers are stacked and molded into the shape...
News - 19 Sep 2013
A new nanostructured material with applications that could include reducing condensation in airplane cabins and enabling certain medical tests without the need for high tech laboratories has been...
News - 20 May 2013
These days, aerospace engineering is all about the light stuff: building airplanes with lighter wings, fuselage and landing gear in an effort to reduce fuel costs.
News - 23 Dec 2010
The buildup of ice on surfaces can cause problems in many situations: On airplane wings or on their engine turbine blades, ice can both add weight and interfere with a wing’s lift, which can...
News - 19 May 2010
To lower the fuel consumption of airplanes and ships, it is necessary to reduce their flow resistance, or drag. An innovative paint system makes this possible. This not only lowers costs, it also...