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Corrosion and Composites Headlines, Week of Feb 29

March 03, 2016

In order to stay on top of the latest industry news, we’re always scouring the web for articles on corrosion and composites. Here are the articles that we found interesting during the first week of March, 2016.


Air Force Academy Cadets Seek to Improve Corrosion Management Processes on U.S. Bridges
"Critical infrastructure must be secure and able to withstand and rapidly recover from all hazards. Proactive and coordinated efforts are necessary to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning, and resilient critical infrastructure ... that are vital to public confidence and the Nation’s safety, prosperity, and well-being."

Corrosion Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations
"... precise guidelines for internal corrosion protection of monopile wind turbine foundations are not provided in current industry standards, and the corrosion protection strategy for the internal surfaces is up to the individual owners or designers."

Ridgewood Water Taking Steps To Control Corrosion In Lead Pipes: Report
After the events in Flint, Michigan, more cities are taking steps to identify and eliminate the corrosion that's depositing lead into their drinking water.

Anti-corrosion steel standards to be set for Indian cars
"Galvanizing is a controlled coating of zinc on steel in order to protect it from corrosion. The zinc sacrifices itself slowly but steadily to protect the strength and safety of steel in the automobile body. The process apart from improving the safety of the car, leads to weight reduction which in turn reduces emission."


Cutting-edge Composites: Materials for a new era
More on the cool composites work being done at Rice University. If you haven't heard about this, yet, researchers there developed a composite material that acts as a de-icer for airplane wings, wind turbines and numerous other outdoor surfaces.

UTC Aerospace Systems Opens New 3D Printing Materials Lab in Connecticut and Announces Partnership with UCONN
"These composite materials will have applications for the manufacturing of aircraft brakes and other vital components. They can also be used to develop lightweight metal matrix nanomaterials and polymer composites that can be adapted for use in a variety of applications across all UTC Aerospace Systems manufacturing facilities."

Understanding the Role of Composite Materials in the Automotive Industry
"...carmakers are increasingly opting for hybrid-material composition in cars. For the kind of weight reduction these materials achieve, carmakers can easily downsize engines without sacrificing performance."

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