Latest Specific strength Stories

2014-02-24 12:20:51

LONDON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Weight Reduction in Automotive Design and Manufacture Weight reduction is again a priority across the industry, as strict new regulations push for greater vehicle efficiency/CO2 reduction in the US and Europe. From the smallest fasteners to entire vehicle architectures, engineers are wringing excess weight out of new components and systems, while looking for new ways to lighten existing...

Carbon Fiber Becomes The Next Medium For 3D Printing
2014-01-29 14:32:42

[ Watch the Video: Carbon Fiber The Next Level Of 3D Printing ] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 3D printing offers endless possibilities of replicating items, including food and edible materials that print into forms to be served at restaurants. A startup called MarkForged has taken such processes a step farther by dabbling with a new 3D printing medium: carbon fiber. The company has created a printer that specifically uses strands of carbon fiber to print...

2013-03-13 15:01:58

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries. Engineers constantly seek strong, lightweight materials for use in cars and planes to improve fuel efficiency. Their goal is to develop structural materials with a high “specific strength,” which is defined as a material´s strength divided by its density....

2010-12-07 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its high-strength Spectra® fiber is serving as a key component of industrial slings that are lifting the tower sections of the reconstructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The fiber, which is pound-for-pound 15 times stronger than steel but light enough to float, is used as a reinforcement material in the Holloway Houston HHIPER LIFT(TM) slings used to raise multiple...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.