Hover over copper and aluminium!

As I am a bit shorter, I have always wanted to fly or at least hover over places, so that I can see what is going on. How great would it be to just hover during the concerts or when you want to reach something but it is too high for you. I admit, these are my problems, but hovering over the places looks more real than ever before and it can make our lives more exciting. And now it doesn’t seem as hoax.

Jill and Greg Henderson

A couple from California, United States, Jill and Greg Henderson say that they have developed a working hover-board and they want to bring it to common households.

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Greg used Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA), an electronic principle that magnetic energy is conserved,  as Maglev trains uses for humming along and he designed the hoverboard, The Hendo. Although the hoverboard floats only one inch off the ground but couple claims that this is just the first step in improving transportation technology. The Hendo uses four disc-shaped motors to lift it off the ground carrying 140 kg (about two people) for around 15 minutes.

Now they are looking for $250,000 in funding to refine the working technology and start the production. The price of Hendo will be $10,000.

The only small problem of this Hendo hoverboard is that it can hover just over metals like copper or aluminium so you would be able to ride it just in special arena.

Shanghai Metal Corporation will make it possible as we sell aluminium, copper and other products. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download the application by scanning QR code or follow us on Social Media.

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New Japanese Maglev train !

Series_L0_PrototypeMaglev is a method of transportation which uses the magnetic levitation to carry vehicles with mag-nets rather than with wheels. Maglev trains move more smoothly and more quietly than the others ways of transportation. The power which is needed for levitation is not a large percentage of the overall energy consumption, the power is actually needed for overcoming the air-resistance.

Japanese invented high speed rail in 1964 with their first Shinkansen bullet train and nowadays they are coming with next generation of fast trains with its first public test! This new Maglev train can hit 311 mph using “L-Zero” technology. Passengers can get from Tokyo to Nagoya within 40 minutes. Public tests rides will begin this November when 178 mile (286 kilometer) route officially opens and there will be six stations.

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“L-Zero” technology

“L-Zero” technology means that train speeds of around 100 mph (160km/h) before the engaging the maglev system and then slowly accelerating to the top speed 311 mph (500 km/h). Japanese want to successfully demonstrate that Maglev trains work properly because Japan wants to export this technology. Japenese government recently offered a $5 billion down payment to build a maglev train from Washington to Baltimore which would take just 15 minutes. But the only maglev train is now operating in Shanghai, China. This Shanghai Maglev train operates with 268 mph (431 km/h) speed and travels 19 miles (30.5 km) from the airport to the city within 8 minutes.

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Shanghai Maglev train

In Shanghai Metal Corporation we serve our customers as fast as Japanese Maglev train, besides we offer high quality products. For more information you can visit our website or send us inquiry. You could also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LindkedIn or you could download our new application by scanning QR code below.

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