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A team of engineers from NASA and Boeing have come up with a unique method of producing a composite propellant tank and they have released a video giving an insight into the process called ‘Manufacturing a Large Composite Rocket Fuel Tank’. The process used is known as Automated fiber placement (AFP) which place fiber reinforcements on moulds or mandrels autonomously. The machines use thermoset or thermoplastic pre-impregnated materials to form composite layups in a way that allows for more complex geometries than other layup methods. “The tank manufacturing process represents a number of industry breakthroughs, including automated fiber placement of oven-cured materials, fiber […]
Cycling is a great method of travelling that is not only good for the environment but also helps towards keeping you fit. However, many people in London are put off from cycling due to the traffic congestion but they may interested in the plans of Hugh Broughton Architects and Arup. Together they make up the River Cycleway Consortium and they want to build a cycle path that would float on the River Thames at a cost of around £600 million. [Image Courtesy of Hugh Broughton Architects/Arup] If the plans were to go ahead the Thames Deckway would cover 7.45 miles, starting at […]
There are many types of machine in the world thesedays so we take a look at the top competitors of the most powerful from a variety of different categories: Car [Image Source: Koenigsegg] The Koenigsegg One:1 generates 1,359 horsepower with its 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged aluminum V8 engine. The result is nothing short of impressive: 0 to 400km/h in 20 seconds. The manufacturing technology is so powerful that some parts were made with a 3D printer, allowing easy manufacturing and optimising of complex parts. For now only six vehicles will be made, and the price has not yet been revealed. Cargo Airplane [Image Courtesy: Antonov […]
Are you one of those people who like nothing better than to tinker around with bits and pieces and make things? If so you are going to love these 10 DIY projects, they will have you amazed at what lengths some people will go. The Alien Tank [Image Courtesy of Toptenz] The Alien Tank is a life size replica of an alien robot tank based on the series of Transformers. One fan over in China went all out to build the 4.5 metre long and 2.5 metre high tank from the Revenge of the Fallen. It weighs 5 tonnes and […]
With a little bit of rocket science and the motivation to innovate the traditional cookware, scientists at the University of Oxford in England created a pan 40% more efficient in terms of heat conduction based on research conducted by the Department of Engineering of the University. The “Flare Pan” was recently launched on to the market by Lakeland, a famous British kitchenware chain. The research, headed by Prof. Thomas Povey, applied the principles of high-efficiency cooling systems for jet engines to a simple domestic product – a saucepan. The new pans accelerate heat transfer, saving a a substantial amount of time and energy. Made from cast […]
In order to reduce traffic, the De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium, is going to build a ‘pipeline’ that instead of transporting oil or gas through underground pipes, will transport beer. The measure was taken to transport the beverage from the brewery, located in the historic center of the city, to the new factory just outside of the city where all that delicious beer will be bottled for shipping. With this, the brewery will no longer use the 500 trucks they currently use for transportation. This large pipe will pass far from the famous canals of the city, which […]