Manufacturing Processes

3D Printing & Prototyping

Additive manufacturing was invented more than 30 years ago and, from small beginnings in prototyping, has developed and grown into a $6 billion industry. While additive...

Aerospace industry component manufacturing is in a large growth cycle. Advancements to materials and engine efficiency have created clear benefits for replacing a...

The advancement of robot capabilities and functionality has changed the way in which soldiers perform many of their...

Within the aerospace industry, 2016 and onwards could be looked upon as the tipping point for direct metal printing (DMP), as the technology increasingly made the jump beyond...

U.S. soldiers carry loads of equipment and protective gear that can weigh anywhere from 45 to 130 pounds. This is more than enough to quickly tire even the most well-conditioned personnel,...

Hemorrhagic shock occurs frequently in natural and man-made disaster scenarios. To control bleeding and to...

To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of millions of years.

Briefs: Materials
Natural DNA-Based Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory

Motivated by the demand for an even larger storage capacity in the information era, research efforts have been devoted to the development of more efficient and cost-effective memory elements.

Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) devices have drawn much interest in the last decade,...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Army Partners with Marine Corps on 3-D Printed Drones

Army researchers are working with the Marines to develop 3-D printed drones as materials science, aviation technology and software development merge to deliver new capabilities.

Engineers successfully hot-fire-tested an RS-25 rocket engine with a large 3D-printed part for the first time, marking a key step toward reducing costs for future engines that power NASA’s new...

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is growing in importance as a fabrication process for the space industry, enabling weight and cost savings through optimized designs...

Metric-Sized Metal Shapes

Parker Steel Company (Maumee, OH) offers metric-sized metals suitable for applications where presized metric parts are needed....

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using Thermoplastic Composites for Aerospace Applications

Recent advancements in composite production and processing are making thermoplastics a viable option in a wider array of aerospace applications.

South West Metal Finishing has been working on an additive manufacturing surface treatment process for the last three years and believes it could be the future choice of aircraft...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Army 3-D Prints a Building

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, has successfully three-dimensionally printed a 512 square-foot concrete structure. The structure, called a barracks hut or B-Hut, was...

News: Electronics & Computers
Researchers Print the Unprintable: Kapton

Kapton, a material used in electronics and aerospace applications, has only been available in sheet form. Researchers from Virginia Tech have found a way to 3D-print a polymer with Kapton's...

A 3D printer is essentially a small embedded computer — and can be exploited like one.

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and Rutgers University have...

On-Line UPS Family

Falcon Electric, Inc., (Irwindale, CA) announced the addition of tower models to its on-line rackmount SC UPS family. The new 700VA to...

Interest in 3D printing is remaking the manufacturing landscape. Consulting firm IDC says global spending on 3D printers, both desktop and industrial, hit about $11 billion in 2015...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The 3D Printing Landscape: Then and Now

Frequently used as a design validation and prototyping tool in its early days, the 3D printer now supports a much wider range of applications, from shape-conforming electronics to the creation of...

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, representing a significant advance in...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printers Create Tomorrow’s Rocket Engines

Startup company Tri-D Dynamics LLC, a startup with ties to Purdue University, plans to use 3D printers as well as other additive manufacturing processes to make future rocket engines that...

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 3D-printed a ready-to-fly drone with embedded electronics using aerospace-grade material. The electronics were...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Army Explores 3-D Printing's Future Applications

A soldier heads back to camp, grabs a power bar and unloads his gear. The power bar, which was "printed" minutes earlier, contains all the nutrients his body currently needs, according to...

3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), is quickly becoming a 'must have' for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers rather than just a luxury R&D...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Radiation Tolerant 3-Phase Motor Drive

Data Device Corporation (DDC) (Bohemia, NY) introduced a new high-reliability, 3-phase radiation tolerant motor drive, providing 100k Rad Total Dose protection, and advanced circuit and logic...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Lightning Protection Products

CDM Electronics (Turnersville, NJ) now stocks the full Times Microwave Systems' Times-Protect™ Series of surge and lightning protection products and accessories. These connectors meet or surpass all...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
700 MHz - 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers

AR (Bothell, WA) now provides up to 350 watts of linear output power over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier housing when driven with a signal generator output...

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