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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Unique Method for Orifice Production

To produce accurate, repeatable orifices, all the variables that might influence the Cd Value (Coefficient of Discharge) must be controlled during production. This includes the orifice hole length, edges,...

Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.
AM is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way that the aerospace industry is designing and producing parts.
Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tips for Choosing CBN Grinding Wheels
Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.
The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Electric-Powered Warship
The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drone Parachute Rescue System
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Testing Services
Jamco America’s comprehensive dynamic test facility has an accelerator-type impact system.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printing Powders
A new partnership is intended to create a closed loop supply chain, where certified scrap material is turned into powder.
Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The “Jaws of Life” for Bomb Squads

Recently in Rhode Island, the Office of the State Fire Marshal was called in by local law enforcement to examine a possible pipe bomb. Once the area was secured and the public was at a safe...

Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.
INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Heat Conduction Method for More Efficient Aircraft

An engineer at Virginia Tech has developed an aircraft thermal management technology that stands ready for adaptation into other areas. The planar bridging-droplet thermal diodes...

Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rear Fuselage Packer
To date, the rear fuselage packers have been used in the production of over 500 aircraft.
Application Briefs: Software
CAM Software
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
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.
Learn about microvanes, one of the only types of 3D-printed parts that are FAA-approved for use on the exterior of an aircraft.
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Ultimate Shaft-To-Hub Connection

Kinematically ground polygonal shapes have been used as drive connections for more than 45 years. What is now referred to as Polygon Systems was developed by Fortunawerke, Stuttgart, West Germany, who...

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.
Application Briefs: Defense
Turbine Rotor Assembly Systems
RPI UK has installed two integrated rotor measurement and assembly platforms (iMAPs) at Atlanta-based Delta Airlines;
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Underwater Connectors
Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed its first non-exclusive agreement to manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon™) specifically designed for harsh environments.

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