Polymer aerogels get nearer to high volume production
The aerogel market is dominated by silica-based materials; IDTechEx Research calculate this to be over 98% in 2019 by revenue.
Boeing wins US$43 million contract for Orca robotic super subs
The Navy awarded Boeing a $43-million contract to build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles that will become multi-mission for the service.
3D Printing Technology Analyst Dr Bryony Core interviewed Arconic at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.
Lockheed Martin and Arconic collaborate on 3D printing
As part of an initiative to develop next-generation advanced materials and manufacturing processes, Lockheed Martin and Arconic announced a two-year Joint Development Agreement. Together, the companies will develop customized lightweight material systems and advanced manufacturing processes, such as metal 3D printing, to advance current and next-generation aerospace and defense solutions—including new structures and systems not currently in existence.
Drones tested for search and rescue
The scenarios being tested this week are a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.