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Materials Features

How composite materials helped place an Italian racing team in pole position

Motor racing has always been at the forefront of research and development as every team looks to glean an advantage over rivals and shed away those few precious seconds per lap.

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Shielding the Solar Orbiter against extreme heat

Last February, the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter started a two-year journey to provide the first detailed pictures of the sun’s poles and insights about the never-before-observed magnetic environment that regulates the sun’s 11-year solar cycle. How can a satellite move around the sun without burning? Here Samir Jaber, content writer at Matmatch, explores the materials that protect a solar orbiter.

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Stress relief pre-heat treatment vs. straighten/flatten post-heat treatment

Most engineering components have a residual stress system. Such systems are inherent in bar stock, plates, and, to some extent, in forgings and castings.

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The broken promises of plastic substitutes

The commercial shift to alternative packaging types isn’t working – so what will?

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