TIET Newsletter
May 2015
In this Issue
  • Solar Roads: Future Energy Solution
  • 3-D Printing Making Inroads in Industry, Medicine
  • Engineers 3D Print a Miniature Jet Engine that Revs Up to 33,000 RPM
  • TIET Updates

Natural calamities such as earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, flood, avalanche breakdown cause heavy loss of human life. These calamities are sometimes predictable but are always beyond our control. One such natural disaster was witnessed by Nepal—a sub-Himalayan country—recently, when a strong seismic activity took thousands of lives and rendered another thousands homeless, apart from the heavy loss of material assets. One reason behind heavy casualty can be attributed to old structures that were not earthquake-proof and could not sustain tremors. Had the structures in this region been built considering the seismic zone it falls in, the loss could have been comparatively less.

We pay our sincere homage to those who lost their lives in this earthquake, and hope that this country fast regains normalcy. May be, in future, science would be able to foresee and detect such seismic activities well in advance, and save precious human lives from nature's fury.

Solar Roads: Future Energy Solution
Kinetic sciences are not the only avenue being explored to transform roads from inactive thoroughfares into energy-creating entities. Since 2009, Scott and Julie Brusaw have been developing a system of structurally engineered solar tiles for road use. These solar tiles are not only capable of producing electricity from sunlight, but they can also handle loads up to 125 tons. This technology could eventually transform roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks into the world's largest power network.

The sturdy glass panels that make up the road will collect the sun's energy and feed the energy back to the power grid. In colder climates, some of that energy will come back from the grid to keep the roads free from ice and snow, but the chips inside each panel will only signal the need for heat when they detect precipitation – the roads will not stay warm all winter. LEDs embedded in the tiles will make illuminated lane lines and road signs, and underneath there will be a Cable Corridor to assist in storm water treatment and have room for power and data cables.
The idea seems to be good but making it a reality and possible everywhere we currently have roads may take some time.

3-D Printing Making Inroads in Industry, Medicine
The Rochester (NY) Business Journal reports on the increasing use of 3-D printing in industry, saying that the technology is driving the next industrial revolution and is useful in such fields as prosthetics, manufacturing, and crafting 'living tissue'. The article lists a number of local businesses that are using the technology, and details the use of a 3-D rendering of a patient's heart that helped University of Rochester Medical Center physicians replace a failing heart valve. Meanwhile, a separate article in the Rochester (NY) Business Journal reports that the center's orthopaedics department can print new bones using a 3-D printer, noting that such materials soon could replace those lost by soldiers in explosions. Meanwhile, Rochester Institute of Technology's Earl W. Brinkman Professor Denis Cormier says that hybrid printing or printing multiple material projects, such as running sneakers, is the next stage of development for the technology.

Engineers 3D Print a Miniature Jet Engine that Revs Up to 33,000 RPM
Testing the boundaries of high-grade additive manufacturing, engineers from GE Aviation's Additive Development center in Cincinnati have 3D printed a mini-jet engine capable of revving up to 33,000 rotations per minute. Built over the course of a couple years, the jet engine is a down-scaled version of an actual jet engine similar to the kind used to propel remote-control airplanes.

Although it lacks the intricacy of an actual jet engine, the 8 by 12 device produces enough power to warrant a go inside a test cell used for actual jet engines. But its conception signifies how advanced additive manufacturing has come along.

Unlike the traditional manufacturing techniques reliant on milling components from a larger hunk of material, the project's components were constructed solely through the additive manufacturing technique used in 3D printers capable of working with metals, meaning that GE's in-house printer used lasers to fused thin layers of metal upon other thin layers of metal from the ground up, drastically reducing the amount of material waste while simultaneously allowing the creation of more advanced parts.

  • TIET has signed a contract with International Coil Limited (ICL) ) to provide their technical/non-technical team the expertise to implement 3D modeling platform using SOLIDWORKS in their regular design methodology.

  • TIET has started offering Summer Vacation Courses (vocational) designed specifically for high school students/housewives.

  • TIET started Web and Graphic Design courses at its new center located in Sector-56, Gurgaon

  • TIET has planned to offer exclusive scholarship to students of all the engineering colleges affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

  • TIET has started add-on services such as professional resume writing, interview etiquette to groom freshers into industry-ready entity.

Textbook Overview
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 Exploring Bentley STAAD.Pro V8i, Exploring Digital Modeling using 3ds Max and Maya 2015... 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 AutoCAD Raster Design 2015, Exploring Oracle Primavera P6, Autodesk Inventor 2016 for Designers, Autodesk Maya 2016: A Comprehesive Guide, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 for Architects and Designers... More

***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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