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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Because beryllium is extremely expensive, the learning curve for potential competitors is costly.
News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

INSIDER: Aerospace

The B-1 System Program Office (SPO) recently awarded a six-year, $100 million follow-on contract to Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation...

INSIDER: Transportation

For those onboard a commercial jet, the lowering of the landing gear is a familiar sound signaling the home stretch of the flight. Then comes the sound of wheels on the tarmac,...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Intergalactic, an aerospace thermal management company, has an inventive approach to heat exchangers.
Articles: Manned Systems
A modular connector system provides smaller, lighter interconnections for denser, more tightly packed avionics systems.
Articles: Test & Measurement
See which methods can help semiconductors meet very tight time-to-market windows.
Application Briefs: Materials
An airfield matting system is designed to be more friendly to air and sea transport.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has worked with the National Composites Centre (NCC), Cranfield University and aerospace engineering...

Articles: Materials
Make aluminum work for you (and your 3D-printing applications).
Articles: Materials
As the acceptance and application of additive manufacturing technology continues to evolve and grow, alloy selection will prove to be an important part of the development process.
Articles: Materials
The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.
Briefs: Materials
SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites are being evaluated for aircraft engine hot-section components.
Briefs: Materials
DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Polyurethane can be easily molded or cast into a film at ambient conditions.
INSIDER: Design

Since the 1940s, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has evaluated expeditionary airfield matting systems that allow military units to quickly build runways, hangar...

INSIDER: Weapons Systems

Three University of Arkansas researchers — electrical engineering professor Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, Distinguished Professor Greg Salamo, and Jin Hu, assistant...

INSIDER: Defense

Warfighters from across the nation conducted operational testing of new chemical agent detection systems between October and November. Through these warfighters’ efforts, data was...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A super-strong, highly ductile, super-light titanium-based alloy was developed using 3D printing. The process provides a method to design alloys with unprecedented structures and properties for...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

INSIDER: Aerospace

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Materials
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: Motion Control
The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.
News: Power

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

Products: Data Acquisition
Mezzanine modules, voltage-controlled oscillators, cold-weather servo motors, and more.
Articles: Materials
Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

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