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    How Light Metals Help SpaceX Land Falcon 9 Rockets with Astonishing Accuracy

    The Falcon 9 launch system, developed by SpaceX, is considered to be one of the most significant technological achievements in the history of rocket engineering, primarily due to the recoverability and reusability of its first stage boosters. Reusability is a key element to SpaceX’s aim of increasing the reliability and reducing the cost of spaceflight. […]

  • Aluminum-Lithium Alloys: Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, and Welding

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    Book Review: Aluminum-Lithium Alloys

    Aluminum-Lithium Alloys: Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, and Welding Author: Olga Grushko, Boris Ovsyannikov, and Viktor Ovchinnikov Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group (©2017) Reviewed by Joseph C. Benedyk, Editor Written by three Russian metallurgists, with a trove of experience in Al-Li alloy development and processing spanning many decades, Aluminum-Lithium Alloys (part of the Advances […]

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    LIFT Project to Predict Performance of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys

    LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) has launched a technology project focused on predicting the performance of aluminum-lithium alloys — important materials for the next generation of jet engines and other aerospace applications. Lead partners on the project, United Technologies Research Center, the University of Michigan, and Lockheed Martin, will work on advanced computer simulations to […]