Steel/aluminum welding: lighter with lasers

The project is currently developing a laser welding process for joining three-dimensional structures made of steel and aluminum in a hybrid design.

From Munich to Mercury

High-tech solar panels from GKN Aerospace are helping a European Space Agency satellite’s mission to map the planet Mercury.

3-D printed rocket engine

Successful NASA rocket fuel pump tests pave the way for 3-D printed demonstrator engine.

Bionics in aeronautics

Researchers have used the Venus Flytrap as a model for new aircraft flap design.

High-performance wings in production

Next generation of Airbus’ wings intend to make aircraft faster, more efficient and quieter.

Solar-powered family car of the future

A student team from Eindhoven University of Technology presents a new solar-powered family car that generates more power than it uses.

Wire-treatment machine for compacted graphite iron

Vermicular iron castings are resistant to changing temperatures for commercial vehicles and the railway industry.

Improving Space Telescope and Sight

NASA and ophthalmologists using the the same technology to detect imperfections.

Private energy storage plants

Mercedes-Benz launches energy storage plants for private use.

Fuel saving with adamantine coating

Coating engine components with diamond-like carbon reduces friction to almost zero.