TIET Newsletter
Aug 2016
In this Issue
  • MIT Aerospace Engineers Develop Carbon Nanotube "Stitches" to Strengthen Composites
  • NASA's Expedition 48 Commander Conducts 3D Printing Experiment in Zero-Gravity
  • Google Aiming For Drones With Projectors For Virtual Meetings
  • TIET Updates

Technology these days is changing at a very fast pace. From engineering, medical sciences, genomics, to space research, and agriculture, the advancements in technology in every walk of life have brought in huge benefits to humans and have made their life simple. Mobile phone is the best example of one such technological advancement that has its reach to all levels of society and has helped even the poor and marginalized section of society in increasing their earning and enhancing their life style. It is therefore necessary for states to encourage for continuous research and innovation in technology so that it not only creates new opportunities in modern day technical enterprises but also helps in traditional employment areas such as farming and construction.

MIT Aerospace Engineers Develop Carbon Nanotube "Stitches" to Strengthen Composites
The newest Airbus and Boeing passenger jets flying today are made primarily from advanced composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic - extremely light and durable materials that reduce the overall weight of the plane by as much as 20 percent compared to aluminum-bodied planes. Such lightweight airframes translate directly to fuel savings, which is a major point in advanced composites' favor. But composite materials are also surprisingly vulnerable: While aluminum can withstand relatively large impacts before cracking, the many layers in composites can break apart due to relatively small impacts - a drawback that is considered the material's Achilles' heel.

In experiments to test the material's strength, the team found that, compared to existing composite materials, the stitched composites were 30 percent stronger, withstanding greater forces before breaking apart. Roberto Guzman, who led the work as an MIT postdoc in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro), says the improvement may lead to stronger, lighter airplane parts - particularly those that require nails or bolts, which can crack conventional composites.

NASA's Expedition 48 Commander Conducts 3D Printing Experiment in Zero-Gravity
This past week, on NASA's Destiny laboratory module, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams began conducting an experiment to 3D print in zero gravity. After gathering the 3D printing payload hardware and setting it up in the lab's Microgravity Science Glovebox, Williams began testing whether or not a 3D printer can work in the conditions of outer space.

The experiment demonstrated that the 3D printer operated normally while in space, proving that the emerging technology may provide major benefits for deep-space crewed missions and in-space manufacturing. During Williams' experimentation with 3D printing, his Russian crewmates, Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin, worked on a variety of other experiments, and also prepared a cargo ship for departure back into the Earth's atmosphere this weekend.

Google Aiming For Drones With Projectors For Virtual Meetings
Heard of "virtual meetings"? With a new drone with a projector, this will soon be possible. US tech giant Google has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an "unmanned aerial vehicle for collaboration" called mobile telepresence system.

The objective of a telepresence system is to present interactive video and audio between users in geographically-dispersed locations. "Many drones come with cameras but Google thinks a drone with a projector could be the answer to mobile telepresence conferencing," technology website zdnet.com reported.

Google thinks that its unmanned drone could provide significant improvements in speed, maneuverability, energy consumption and facilitate access to cramped spaces. For stability reasons, Google's quadcopter design is shaped like the letter 'H' with a propeller at the ends of each of the longer strokes, the report said.

1.  TIET has tied up with Ansal University for providing training to their students on emerging technologies.

2.  Keeping in view the constantly growing demand from the Hindi-speaking students for the translated version of CADCIM textbooks, TIET has come up with Hindi version of AutoCAD 2017 with the name "AutoCAD 2016: A Problem Solving Approach with Hindi Translation". This book will be launched on Hindi Divas (14th September).
Textbook Overvieww
CADCIM Technologies publishes textbooks on Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE), Civil, GIS, Animation, and Computer Programming software... More

New Releases
CADCIM announces the release of AutoCAD 2017: A Problem-Solving Approach, Basic and Intermediate, 23rd Edition; AutoCAD Electrical 2017 for Electrical Control Designers, 8th Edition; Exploring Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture, 13th Edition; Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2017, 7th Edition; Autodesk Inventor 2017 for Designers, 17th Edition; Autodesk 3ds Max 2017: A Comprehensive Guide, 17th Edition; Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 for Beginners: A Tutorial Approach, 17th Edition; Introduction to C++ Programming, 2nd Edition ...More

Upcoming Textbooks
Our team of authors is currently working on the new and latest releases of various software packages and will soon come up with Exploring ETabs 2016; Exploring RISA 3D, Mold Wizard using NX 10.0; SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2016: A Tutorial Approach; Exploring Primavera P6 V8.4; Learning Oracle 12c: A PL/SQL Approach ... More

***The news items contained in this newsletter have been compiled from various publications and restructured to make our readers familiar with emerging technologies. TIET does not claim any copyright of these items.

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