The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets, and jet aircraft. But the life of...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: December 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
In many applications, conventional filters fall short.
By focusing just on the AM build process, a fundamental part of the production process chain is often overlooked: post-processing.
With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Custom enclosure gaskets can meet a variety of mechanical shock and thermal requirements.
Inductive eddy current technology is an extremely versatile non-contact method for measuring an object's position, distance, or vibration.
Learn about the multistatic data that can be collected on maritime targets.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Manufacturing Process for Monocoque Components
A new process enables large monocoque components to more accurately retain their shape after cooling.
Learn about Repeatability, Resolution, and Response.
Articles: Aerospace
Marking Aircraft Components
Although marking adds no intrinsic value to a component, it is central to the smooth operation of the industry.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Changing How the Aerospace Industry Makes Parts
Today's technology must increase production rates and part quality, while reducing setup times and costs.
Businesses are using AR to overhaul processes, drive efficiencies, reduce manufacturing errors, and improve their bottom line.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
S-Band Radar Systems
Artillery in the wrong hands pose an increased risk to the safety of U.S. service members, allies and civilians.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Metal-Plated, High-Temperature Plastics
Imagine a material that lightens fuel loads and cuts costs every time a rocket blasts off from the launch pad.
Application Briefs: Defense
Heavy Dump Truck
Mack Defense is partnering with Crysteel Manufacturing on the U.S. Army M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT)
Application Briefs: Communications
Robotic Helicopter
Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter has been upgraded.
Application Briefs: Defense
Tank Destroyer Vehicle
The tank destroyer is armed with the Brimstone precision strike missile

The ability to predict the mechanical properties of organic semiconductors is of critical importance for roll-to-roll production and...

Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
Composites offer a possible solution to the conflicting design goals of making new aircraft lighter, stronger, faster, and more environmentally sustainable.

MIT researchers developed a trajectory-planning model that helps drones fly at high speeds through previously unexplored areas, while staying safe. The model — named “FASTER” —...

The complex network of veins that keeps us cool during the heat of summer has inspired engineers to create novel thermal management systems. A new computer program could be key...

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide a next-generation Mounted Assured Positioning,...

Is the U.S. ready for a chemical attack on the homeland? With the very real possibility of a chemical attack in public spaces like stadiums, religious buildings, museums and theaters,...

Satellites do a lot of things — they help people navigate from one place to another, they deliver television programming, they search for new stars and exo-planets and they enable...

NASA’s Pilot Breathing Assessment (PBA) program documents how pilots breathe in fighter aircraft while flying a variety of scripted profiles to better understand how flight conditions may cause...

The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. New research shows that a combination of steel composite metal foam (CMF) and epoxy...

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