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Application Briefs: Aerospace
Remotely Piloted Aircraft
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
CAM Software
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: August 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design
More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
3D Printing Aerodynamic Improvements
Learn about microvanes, one of the only types of 3D-printed parts that are FAA-approved for use on the exterior of an aircraft.

The world’s most advanced missile defense satellite recently and successfully came out of almost two months of harsh simulated space environmental testing. The U.S. Space...

Bell Textron Inc. has announced agreements with nine premier aerospace industry leaders to form Team Invictus. The companies are producing the Bell 360 Invictus prototype...

As fuel is burned in aircraft engines, temperatures reach extremely high levels, necessitating the use of thermal management strategies, such as effusion or film cooling, to...

Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.
New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.
Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Turbine Rotor Assembly Systems
RPI UK has installed two integrated rotor measurement and assembly platforms (iMAPs) at Atlanta-based Delta Airlines;
Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.
The Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft (RACER) demonstrator is being developed by Airbus Helicopters (AH) to further validate the compound rotorcraft configuration.
Few materials used in manufacturing today are as versatile and desirable in performance applications as carbon fiber.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Rebar Tying Robot
SkyMul founders believe that their SkyTy solution can help speed up the construction of the more than 22,000 bridges that will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.

As NASA looks to the future of flight, the agency is investing in technologies aimed at changing the aviation industry as we know it. These developments vary from basic...

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls), its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 2...

You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezer—to accommodate the fact that water expands as it freezes? Most metal parts in airplanes face the...

Knowing the air density outside a spacecraft vehicle can have a substantial effect on its angle of descent and ability to hit a specific landing spot. A new onboard algorithm...

The Air Force Gunsmith Shop – part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Armament Directorate – recently completed delivery of a new rifle for aircrew in most ejection...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Install Coiled Spring Pins
See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.
The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Trophy Active Protection Systems will ultimately outfit four brigades of tanks.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, recently introduced RAIDER XTM, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Army Leverages New Alliance for 3-D Printing Goals

Top university and industry researchers met recently at Carnegie Mellon University to forge a collaboration designed to improve on-demand 3-D printing. As part of a newly formed Research...

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Metal Injection Molding’s Role in Automotive

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