TIET Newsletter
Jun 2015
In this Issue
  • Floating metal: A metal composite that will literally float on water
  • Fanuc unveils world's strongest robot
  • The centimeter-accurate GPS system: Bringing precision in geolocation
  • TIET Updates

The scientific discovery, if not communicated widely and accurately, is of little value or no use. With the explosion of science, the dissemination of scientific information, once the purview of learned societies is now a growth industry and has been attracting new models and providers of such information. In this process, the standards for scientific communication are deteriorating and therefore require the science community to explore new ways to improve upon them. For science professionals, the standards are very important and so is the time. The review process required for establishing veracity of information needs efforts of experts in time bound manner so that the applications of newfound information do not have adverse impact, if any, on society.

It is high time that scientists apply scientific thinking to determine how to better communicate their science to educate masses so that they could reap its benefits.

Floating metal: A metal composite that will literally float on water
A team of researchers from Deep Spring Technology (DST) and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have developed a new metal matrix which is lighter in weight and can float on water. The Magnesium alloy matrix is strong enough to withstand the rigorous conditions faced in the marine environment.

Imagine a boat made of this material which will not sink despite of the damage done to its structure. This material can improve automotive fuel economy due to its light weight and heat resistant property. It is the first development of lightweight metal matrix syntactic foam.

Significant efforts in recent years have focused on developing lightweight polymer matrix composites to replace heavier metal-based components in automobiles and marine vessels. The technology for the new composite is very close to maturation and could be put into prototypes for testing within three years. Amphibious vehicles such as the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) being developed by the U.S. Marine Corps can especially benefit from the light weight and high buoyancy offered by the new syntactic foams, the researchers explained.

The syntactic foam made by DST and NYU captures the lightness of foams, but adds substantial strength. The secret of this syntactic foam starts with a matrix made of a magnesium alloy, which is then turned into foam by adding strong, lightweight silicon carbide hollow spheres developed and manufactured by DST. A single sphere's shell can withstand pressure of over 25,000 pounds per square inch (PSI) before it ruptures -- one hundred times the maximum pressure in a fire hose. The hollow particles also offer impact protection to the syntactic foam because each shell acts like an energy absorber during its fracture. The composite can be customized for density and other properties by adding more or fewer shells into the metal matrix to fit the requirements of the application. This concept can also be used with other magnesium alloys that are non-flammable.

Fanuc unveils world's strongest robot
Fanuc Corporation of Japan unveiled a highly flexible robot that appears to defy gravity, with the ability to lift and position entire car bodies effortlessly. Servicing a variety of manufacturing industries, the robot can perform both simple and complex tasks lifting payloads of up to a staggering 1.7 tons, and a reach of up to 4.7 meters to increase operating freedom.

This robot will automate areas of heavy material handling, lowering the risk of damage to production material, reducing running costs, and improving overall cycle times and workflow.

The centimeter-accurate GPS system: Bringing precision in geolocation
The centimeter-accurate GPS system, developed by Texas scientists, reduces the location errors from the size of a room to a penny, thereby bringing about a 100 times increase in accuracy. The accurate GPS systems existing till now are not ubiquitous for their costly and large sized antennas. The newly invented system overcomes this drawback by employing software defined potent and sensitive receiver that uses small mobile antennas and is therefore lot less expensive.

This accuracy in GPS systems can revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cell phones, and other technologies, making global positioning and orientation far more precise than what is currently available on a mobile device.

The system could allow unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver packages to a specific spot with more precision, enable collision avoidance technologies on cars, and allow virtual reality headsets to be used outdoors.

The researchers are confident that this technology would eventually be available on mobile devices. GPS with this kind of accuracy could theoretically replace all that with wires, without involving any extra peripherals, and with no limits to range, and it's going to be really big!

  • TIET started its operation in New Delhi to provide the Training and Consulting services to students of West and Central Delhi. Industrial belt of surrounding areas of Delhi such as Naraina, Bahadurgarh, Anand Parvat, Wazirpur, Sonipat would be hugely benefitted by this centre.

  • TIET joined hands with 28 years old company, Skipper Electricals India Ltd, for enhancing skillset of their design department. Skipper has been a major contributor towards the power and infrastructural landscape of India, Middle East, and West Africa.

  • TIET has started offering IT courses for the students of computer science/information technology.

  • TIET is planning to start another centre by the end of this year. Interested partners/training centres are welcome for alliance.

  • In a short span of less than three years, we have successfully trained more than 500 students.

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