#148 PBB Apr/May 2014

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April/May 2014

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  • Two Labs by Paul Lazarus:
    Markedly different engineering labs do R&D in advanced composites and structures for prototype U.S. Navy high-speed combatant craft. The objectives are weight reduction, enhanced performance, damage tolerance, and shock mitigation.
  • The Case for the Customer Service Rep by John Fitzgerald:
    Even when a small service yard grows up it's possible to maintain a personal touch, good customer relations, and shop-floor efficiency.
  • Tab A Into Slot B by Hans Buitelaar:
    Precisely engineered CNC-cut metal kits simplify custom and production projects at aluminum sailing-yacht builder K&M and steel motoryacht builder Jetten, both in The Netherlands.
  • Taking Charge by Nigel Calder:
    Until now, batteries have been the limiting factor in all shipboard electrical systems. Emerging technologies can deliver radically more efficient energy systems, with a much lower cost of energy, than ever before.
  • Design Brief:
    John Brooks' 3.2mDragon Flyer

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