Updates from the AGMA newsletter
Lockheed Martin Enters Long-Term Agreement with Ronson Gears
Lockheed Martin Space has entered into its first-ever international Long-Term Agreement with Melbourne-based manufacturer Ronson Gears under its Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program agreement with the Commonwealth of Australia. This Long-Term Agreement will supply multiple gear and gear sets across various Space programs to enhance lead times while decreasing administrative burden.
Gleason’s e-Drive Days are Here
Join Gleason’s special online event to learn about the design, manufacturing, and inspection of e-Drive gears. The three-day event features one topic per day addressing the specific requirements and challenges of e-Drive transmission manufacture, with particular attention to minimizing gear noise.
NASA Awards Systems Engineering
Contract to McCallie Associates, Inc.
The contractor will provide mission and instrument systems engineering services to the Mission Engineering & Systems Analysis Division and related Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate organizations at NASA. The contractor will also provide mission and instrument systems engineering services as well as guidance, navigation, and control systems, which include guidance, navigation and control systems engineering and attitude control systems analysis and algorithm/software development.
This Futuristic Air Taxi Set a Record for Longest eVTOL Flight
AutoFlight’s latest Generation 4 prototype of its “Prosperity I” eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft conducted a test flight on March 2, 2023, and appears to have bested Joby Aviation’s flight test from July 2021. The Generation 4 eVTOL was flown 250.64 kilometers, or 156.65 miles on a single charge, according to AutoFlight.
Revolutionizing Urban Mobility
In recent years, the use of electric cargo bikes has been growing in popularity as the electric cargo bike market has seen rapid growth in recent years, with annual sales increasing exponentially between 2016 and 2019. The battery-powered cargo bicycles are ideal for quick, eco-friendly transportation and distribution of items such as food, mail, medicines and more in major cities.
Experience Counts Loudly
IoT is all about the use of internet-connected devices and smart sensors that collect and evaluate data from industrial machinery and processes. With mushrooming IIoT adoptions, industries are benefitting from serious digital transformations (which lead right to operations that are more efficiently monitored, cutdown costs, and steps forward in the evolution of autonomous operational accomplishments). CONTD ON PG 66.
Wind, Solar, Batteries Make Up 82% of 2023 Utility-Scale US Pipeline
Wind, solar, and batteries make up 82% of 2023’s expected new utility-scale power capacity in the US, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory.” As of January 2023, the US was operating 73.5 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar capacity – about 6% of the country’s total.
Stellantis CEO Gets Surprisingly Candid about Electrification
Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares spoke recently about his company’s plans around continuing electrification. He stressed the need for EVs to be affordable, to have more range—and to weigh a lot less. Tavares also talked about the need for more EV battery recycling, though admitted it will be years before there is significant supply of spent batteries in the pipeline.
Material Needs for Floating Offshore Wind Installations
Achieving the Biden Administration’s goal of cutting floating offshore wind development costs by 70% will require advanced manufacturing and materials science, agency leaders said during a roundtable at the Department of Energy’s Floating Offshore Wind Summit.
Stackable 3D-Printed Gearbox for Brushless Motor
Affordable brushless motors are great for a variety of motion applications, but often require a gearbox to tame their speed. [Michael Rechtin] decided to try his hand at designing a stackable planetary gearbox for a brushless motor that allows him to add or remove stages to change the gear ratio.