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A regenerative, high-temperature heat exchanger doubles the efficiency of low-power turbines.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
Aircraft simulation systems, server boards, rugged computers, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future
Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Heterogeneous Integration Technology
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.
For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Precision 3D Bioprinter
nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Making Airplane Parts Without the Massive Infrastructure

A modern airplane’s fuselage is made from multiple sheets of different composite materials that must be wheeled into warehouse-sized ovens where the layers fuse together to form...

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

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Reducing the High Cost Of Titanium
With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineered Solutions for Enclosure Sealing and Insulation
Custom enclosure gaskets can meet a variety of mechanical shock and thermal requirements.
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: December 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
Articles: Electronics & Computers
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.
Today's technology must increase production rates and part quality, while reducing setup times and costs.
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Air Force Invents Aircraft Tire Change Tool

How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many. The U. S. Air Force’s largest aircraft, the C-5M Super Galaxy, has 28 tires. The current tire changing method is...

CT Software Solutions

Volume Graphics (Charlotte, NC) announced the latest generation of its software solutions for non-destructive quality assurance with industrial...

Replacing hard chrome requires aerospace companies to critically evaluate why they used it in the first place.
Briefs: Transportation
SnowMicroPenetrometer Applications for Winter Vehicle Mobility
Characterizing the mechanical properties of snow and their impact on vehicle performance could improve vehicle winter mobility modeling.
Improved test methods will help alleviate the impact of shock levels on military and commercial ground vehicle components.

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments...

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