Carbon Nanotubes Build Strong Airframes

April 2009
Assembly;Apr2009, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p16
The article offers news briefs on automation of assembly line as of April 2009. Brian Wardle and his colleagues at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology created materials which provide aircraft with strong protection against lightning damage. Engineers at the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Center for Industrial Mathematis developed a software program that simulates assembly paths. Engineers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a system to turn ocean currents into hydrokinetic energy.


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