DARPA is planning to invest $150 million to develop a new vertical take-off and landing aircraft called the VTOL X-Plane. The project is the latest attempt to solve a long-standing engineering challenge: how to design an aircraft that can take-off, land and hover like a helicopter, but that can fly at top speed once in the air. Continue reading
There’s a lot of innovation represented in Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Awards. Nestled in the “Game Changing Technology” category you’ll find Nanocomp’s carbon nanotube materials and 3D printing service provider In’Tech Industries, along with MAG IAS, which has developed a cryogenic machining process.