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A ‘Water-Purifying’ Solar Panel?

Sometimes the craziest-sounding inventions can have the biggest impact. Researchers at the University of Rochester are collaborating with the armed forces on something that falls in that “so crazy it just might work” category—combining solar power and water purification to combat water shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Bear in mind, to them, this technology is […]

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Negative Is Positive

Major “carbon-negative” project advances in California Long Beach, Calif.-based Ways2H Inc., a global producer of renewable hydrogen from the world’s worst waste streams, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a Baton Rouge-based energy facility engineering, procurement and construction firm, announced June 30 a joint collaboration to design and build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other locations […]

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Hitachi Buys ABB Power Grids

Baldor’s parent company will focus on industrial customers after “significant milestone” Hitachi completed a buyout of a majority of ABB’s Power Grids unit July 1, according to a BusinessWire press release. ABB, whose portfolio is focused on industrial customers, called the move “a significant milestone in the company’s transformation towards a decentralized global technology company” in […]

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Propelling UAV Distribution

An American-based alliance for electric drone motors ePropelled, a magnetic engineering technology company for electro-magnetic motors, announced they have signed an agreement to bring UAV Propulsion Tech of Tampa, Fla., on as a distributor of their electric motors to market their products to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry…basically what […]

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Fanuc Adds 5-Axis

Company’s CNC workforce platform now includes training option for skills gap FANUC’s CNC machining workforce development solution now includes a new training option addresses the manufacturing skills gap and the need for more advanced machine tool operators. To “further develop the next-gen manufacturing workforce,” FANUC America, the Rochester Hills, Mich., based branch of the Japanese […]

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Gamesa, Set, and Match

SGRE unveils record-setting 354-foot turbine blades, taller than the Statue of Liberty, for VA project As we mentioned two weeks ago, apropos of a Vestas “record”, renewable energy benchmarks can be both confusing and a bit fickle when it comes to how they are defined. It all comes down to parameters. This one seems a […]

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Scrape Off The Rust

Small-town Minnesota company offering big-time metal maintenance While the world is slowly becoming active again, the financial implications of COVID-19 remain. In particular, construction projects have ground to a halt due to safety concerns for workers, supply chain issues, the tabling of state financing incentives, and rising municipal bond rates. Luckily, one American company makes […]

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Explosive Engineering

Enerpac unveils new line of tools for combustible atmospheres Enerpac announced a complete suite of ATEX-Certified Tools for engineers working in potentially explosive atmospheres on May 9. Suitable for zones 1 and 2 gaseous atmospheres and zones 21 and 22 dust atmospheres, the range includes hydraulic torque wrenches, air pumps, flange spreading tools, hydraulic sealed […]

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Atomic No. 27

First Cobalt’s feasibility study yields promising results for future of EVs In major news for the future of electric vehicles, a major North American manufacturer announced plans to expand its main production facility along with promising results of a feasibility study for the use of cobalt sulphate to power EVs. First Cobalt Corp., of Toronto, […]

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Cat & Mouse

Caterpillar launches Tech-Link service for switchgear Caterpillar Inc., the construction machinery and equipment company based in Deerfield, Ill., introduced a new service this week called Tech-Link. The technology is said to offer secure, remote updates of Cat switchgear software designed to minimize set-up time and provide flexibility for operational changes while reducing service costs. “Tech-Link […]

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