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Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).

Rolls-Royce Robotic Ship Plans on Track

A self-driving Rolls-Royce may be a reality in the very near future, but we’re not talking about a luxury car. The British company’s marine division is part of a consortium working on autono...

Team Tests Self-Consolidating Concrete

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working to improve on the current challenges self-consolidating concrete poses in a range of construction projects.

FHWA Seeks Your Worksite Innovations

Only a few days are left to participate in submitting topics for the next round of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Every Day Counts initiative.

Recovery, Challenges Ahead in Construction

Nearly three-quarters of American construction firms plan to add workers in 2016, according to a survey released this week.

Redesigned Product Tests for Adhesion

DeFelsko has introduced a new version of its PosiTest AT-A Automatic Adhesion Tester that the company says measures the adherence of coatings to metal, wood, concrete and other rigid substra...

Robot Helps Keep Road Painters Safe

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth have teamed up with its state’s Department of Transportation to build a robot that helps keep workers safe.

Game Allows Unique Bridge Designs

Have you ever thought that using a hot air balloon would be a good component in bridge building? If so, Dry Cactus has a great video game for you.

CMU, Volvo Seek Road Site Safety

Safety on road construction sites is a major concern, so two industry leaders partnered to come up with a solution that uses situational awareness of equipment operators and the surface work...

Web-based Unit Monitors Air Quality

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has designed a web-based system for dust collection diagnostics.

Drones Seeing Use in Infrastructure

Those who see what might appear to be a UFO buzzing around a bridge probably can skip calling the Federal Aviation Administration.

Could Plastic Roads Replace Asphalt?

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--A city known for its openness to innovation could become the trial center for a plastic road that someday may replace asphalt.

‘See-Through’ Truck: Future of Safety?

ARGENTINA--Samsung has come pretty close to providing a glimpse of what the future will--literally--look like.

SSPC Unveils Member App 2.0

PITTSBURGH--Tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features are now available in SSPC's newly upgraded mobile app.

Laying Down 1,000 Bricks an Hour

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--The Emperor Hadrian sure could have used the bricklayer Hadrian.

Alert, New App Flag Heat Dangers

WASHINGTON--Common sense is still failing to protect dozens of workers from dying and thousands from falling ill as summer's heat clamps down, federal officials say.

Scanner Reveals Inner Secrets of Paint

LLANERA, SPAIN--Seeing deeply, and non-destructively, into layers and perhaps centuries of paint is the promise of 3D scanning technology being developed by a European consortium.

Scientists Plant Greener Polyurethane

PULLMAN, WA—Loved for their toughness and corrosion resistance, but not so much for their petroleum base, polyurethanes are getting new green roots at Washington State University.

Drones Pass Pollution through Paint

Robots coated in carbon-sucking paint could collect pollution and turn it back into fuel, a group of researchers says.

A Plant to Capture, Clean and Convert

Tomorrow's baking soda may be coming in part from the emissions of an industrial plant near you.

Subsea Robot Aims to Thwart Smugglers

A small, submersible robot under development could provide a new line of defense against smugglers trying to sneak contraband in ship hulls.

Virtual Tour Reveals New Paint Shop

Chrysler is showing off its brand-new Michigan paint shop with a little help from Google, giving anyone with Internet access an up-close look at its shiny new facility and fancy robots.

Lighter Bridge Stretches its Wings

A new UK bridge boasts the same advanced composite materials as those used in aircraft, allowing the structure to resist weather and last longer without maintenance coating.

New Program Offers Customized Help

International Paint has introduced Interplan, a customized maintenance painting service that offers a flexible coating survey and maintenance service package.

$148M Metals Hub Plans Detroit Digs

A new $148 million federally funded lightweight-materials manufacturing and research “ecosystem" is headed for the Motor City.

A New Look at Coatings News from EMEA

UK refineries, Middle East coatings, and the professional perils of arrogance top the new issue of JPCL Europe, a publication for protective and marine coatings professionals in Europ...

3-D Printed Steel: ‘Whole New Direction’

A global engineering firm has unveiled 3D-printed structural-steel building components, touting “a whole new direction for the use of additive manufacturing in the field of construction and ...

Grappling with Growth by the Gigaton

China has used more cement in the last three years than the United States used in the entire 20th century.

MIT Robot Pinpoints Pipe Leaks

A new self-propelled robotic device could detect exponentially smaller pipeline leaks of gas, water and oil than traditional systems can, its developers say.


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2016 WJTA-IMCA Expo Nov. 2-3, New Orleans

See the latest advances in automated and handheld UHP waterjetting tools/systems for paint/coating removal, surface prep, industrial cleaning. Exhibits, live demos.

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