Tomorrow's Infrastructure

June 30, 2011

In Focus

The need for efficient infrastructure is rarely proportional to the ability to pay for it. Governments everywhere struggle to balance their revenues with the demand for more and better roads, rail lines, medical and educational facilities, water supply and waste water treatment systems, and so on – in short, all the things that enable society to function.

How much better it is when materials are chosen to reflect the full life-cycle cost of construction, use, and final disposal and recycling?

This issue of Nickel looks at several projects which reflect a more balanced approach.

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Volume 32-2: Nickel on the move

From bicycles to rockets

August 09, 2017

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Feature Story:
It is actually rocket science
Given successful test experiences to date, it is abundantly clear that 3D printing and nickel-containing alloys will be critical to the future of U.S. space travel for decades to come.