Testing

Materials used to manufacture composite components and structures must be tested, assessed and certified to meet a variety of mechanical requirements. Finished parts also must be tested to make sure they meet dimensional requirements. 
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Safe cycling: Keys to composite bike design integrity

Steps bike designers and manufacturers must take to keep high-performance carbon fiber bikes safe, upright and on the road or trial.
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Drones: MIT software casts doubt on solar-powered UAVs

A new MIT-developed aircraft modeling software tool called geometric programming optimization —GPkit, for short — reportedly considers about 200 factors and physical models simultaneously, and then integrates them to create an optimal aircraft design.
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Zetec scanner designed for versatile ultrasonic testing

The versatile, manual 2D encoded scanner is designed for ultrasonic inspections of oil and gas, aerospace and other applications.