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Zentek Reports Icephobic Coating Test Results

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently reported the “excellent” results of testing conducted on its icephobic coating.


NYC Considering Drones for Facade Inspections

In a new comprehensive report released by the New York City Department of Buildings, the city contemplated the use of unmanned aircraft systems for facade and safety inspections throughout t...


Robotics Developed to Construct Scaffolding

Like many sectors within the protective coatings and construction industry, robotic technologies are making their mark in that they are streamlining operations and, in some cases, improving ...


University Offering Virtual Drone Course

Thanks to a new online course from Clemson University, contractors can now enroll in a five-module course for certifications in applied drone technology.


Paint Inspection Company Invests in Drone Tech

Surface Corrosion Consultants (Belfast, Ireland) has recently announced its investment into unmanned aerial vehicles (UVA) for monitoring and inspecting corrosion for its clients across the ...


NSWC Tests Corrosion Detection Systems

Earlier this month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division announced a new partnership with remote-sensing technology company Aerial Alchemy in an effort to solve how corros...


MNDOT Utilizes Virtual Bridge Inspections

To restore a 19th-century bridge in Minneapolis, officials from Collins Engineers are working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on incorporating Microsoft HoloLens headsets wit...


University to Develop At-Risk Pipe Technology

Researchers from the University of Newcastle School of Engineering have reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at ris...


Snake-Like Robot Designed for Underwater Pipelines

Developed by Norwegian technology company Eelume Subsea Intervention, a six-meter-long, snake-like robot is making its debut with intentions to serve the deep-sea oil and gas industry.


JPCL January Issue is Now Online

The January issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and down...


Drones Aim to Prevent Infrastructure Disasters

After utilizing its technology to inspect dams for BC Hydro, founders of Niricson, a Victoria, British Columbia-based technology company, think their drones will soon be used for maintaining...


FAA Launches Second Drone Integration Program

One day after the closing of the Federal Aviation Administration’s three-year Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) on Oct. 25, the Administration announced the laun...


Florida Power Adopts Drone Technology

In an effort to ensure the safety of its workers while simultaneously inspecting plant areas, Florida Power & Light Co. (Juno Beach, Florida) has been recently reported to adopt drone techno...


Akzo Releases Update on Spray-Painting Drone

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel recently released an update on its partnership with Apellix, a Jacksonville, Florida, start-up that won the 2019 Paint the Future challenge.


Robot Tackles Additive Work for Projects

Originally launched in 2017, the 4D Hybrid Autonomous Robot project, intended for use on metal surfaces in land and offshore projects, is now making its debut.


FAA Waiver Allows Drones Over Construction Sites

The Federal Aviation Administration has recently issued a Certificate of Waiver to Greenly, Colorado-based general contracting company Hensel Phelps for the certified-use of parachute-equipp...


Drones Paint Canvas for City Art Project

A project took flight in Torino, Italy, late last month when a group of drones went to work on a large-scale graffiti project with the aim to beautify the city.


Drones to Help with Infrastructure Inspection

Hokkaido, Japan-based ready-mix and precast producer Aizawa Concrete Corporation has recently announced a partnership with aerospace company Top Flight Technologies, Inc. in an effort to uti...


Drones to Create Concrete Structures

Over the course of Milan, Italy’s 2019 design week, MuDD Architects debuted “Terramia”—a lightweight structure built out of locally sourced bamboo, tailor-made fabric, and local sands and cl...


OSHA Authorizes Use of Drones for Inspections

Inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration are now authorized to use drones for workplace inspections.


Mud-Spraying Drone Helps Build Prototype

A French architect has come up with a new way to create low-cost emergency shelters with a bit of aerial help.


LEGO House Gears Up for Sept. Opening

Denmark’s new immersive LEGO experience is slated to open Sept. 28, and workers are down to the finishing touches as shown by new drone footage released by the company.


Flying, Swimming Drone Inspects DE Bridge

While drone inspections of bridges and other structures are becoming more common every day, a recent inspection of the Delaware Memorial Bridge was a first of its kind: An inspection by a hy...


Intel Touts Drones for Inspection

Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich told attendees of a robotic and unmanned systems conference in Dallas that his firm is fine-tuning its drone technology in an effort to help make infrastructur...


Graffiti Takes Flight Via Drone

Italian architect Carlo Ratti is taking graffiti art to new heights.


Drone Startup Helps Paint Take Flight

Entrepreneur Bob Dahlstrom has a plan to reduce the safety risks inherent in many industrial coating application scenarios—and his plan involves paint that flies.


Coatings Firm Partners on Inspection Drones

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced it is partnering with an oil and gas tanker operator and a drone developer to create a drone that will allow the remote inspection of enclosed s...


Firm Seeks Coatings Assist on New Tech

A robotics startup is looking for a coatings industry partner to put its system to the test in a project conducive to automation.


Coatings Delivery Service Takes Off

In need of a last-minute delivery? No problem. U.K. marine varnishes and anti-foul coatings manufacturer HMG Paints has announced a solution.


 
 
   

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