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Materials for aerospace applications face many challenges. The structure of an aircraft must be light yet strong. Structural components such as the wings or...

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Ultra-efficient 3D printed catalysts could help solve the challenge of overheating in hypersonic aircraft and offer a revolutionary solution to thermal management across countless...

Articles: Aerospace
Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.
Application Briefs: Materials
“The mission is to develop a large-scale tool capable of producing single, jointless combat vehicle hulls at a near net size of 30 feet × 20 feet × 12 feet in size,” said Larry Holmes from ASTRO America.
Briefs: Aerospace
The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Mezzanine modules, voltage-controlled oscillators, cold-weather servo motors, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.
Briefs: Aerospace
The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.
Briefs: Materials
Applying an iterative solution to the Maxwell equations may accommodate the nonlinear effects produced by directed energy weapons.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
INSIDER: Materials

How do you control ice formation on a plane, even when it’s in flight? A de-icing method exploits how frost grows on pillar structures to suspend ice as it forms into a layer that’s easier to...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
During the additive manufacturing process, microscopic holes that are invisible to the naked eye are formed within the body of the part.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
For added armor, ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
INSIDER: Materials

Having a home near a busy airport means tolerating the jarring sounds of commercial airplanes during landing and takeoff. Researchers at Texas A&M University validated use of a...

INSIDER: Defense

A new study by engineers at MIT, Caltech, and ETH Zürich shows that “nanoarchitected” materials — materials designed from precisely patterned nanoscale structures —...

INSIDER: Materials

An incredibly light new material that can reduce aircraft engine noise and improve passenger comfort has been developed at the University of Bath (UK). The aerogel weighs just 2.1 kg...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the ways to ensure that your composite designs are structurally sound.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Honeycutt Manufacturing made a major investment in a 5-axis universal machining center.
Application Briefs: Defense
The fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” is housed in a shipping container.
Briefs: Aerospace
Advanced bio-based fibers and high-performance thermosetting resins will help reduce the dependence of military composites on high-cost petroleum.
Products: Electronics & Computers
4D radar sensors, edge databases, 3D simulation platforms, and more.
Articles: Materials
A drop-in solution for stator production could translate into tactical, operational, and strategic battlefield advantages.
Application Briefs: Defense
GA-ASI recently completed development and testing of the world's first self-contained anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability for an unmanned aircraft system.
INSIDER: Aerospace

As the U.S. Air Force extends the operational service life of the B-52 Stratofortress into the 2050s, it has selected Collins Aerospace to design and develop a new wheel and carbon...

INSIDER: Materials

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is partnering with 16 industrial partners on the MASTRO project, which is tasked with...

INSIDER: Materials

Using thin films — no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick — of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas and arrays to advance radar technology and enable new applications for the U.S. Navy. The...

Articles: Aerospace
See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.

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