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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: Materials
For added armor, ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
INSIDER: Aerospace

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: Materials

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: Aerospace
Learn about the ways to ensure that your composite designs are structurally sound.
Application Briefs: Defense
Honeycutt Manufacturing made a major investment in a 5-axis universal machining center.
Application Briefs: Materials
The fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” is housed in a shipping container.
Briefs: Energy
Advanced bio-based fibers and high-performance thermosetting resins will help reduce the dependence of military composites on high-cost petroleum.
Products: Data Acquisition
4D radar sensors, edge databases, 3D simulation platforms, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A drop-in solution for stator production could translate into tactical, operational, and strategic battlefield advantages.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
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: Materials

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: Energy

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: Electronics & Computers
See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.
Articles: Materials
Titanium is irreplaceable in many industrial applications. But the metal can still be improved.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.
INSIDER: Materials

Material scientists from the U.S. Army and Department of Energy conducted a study of plasma-treated aluminum nanoparticles with the goal of improving future propellants and...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new, interactive spreadsheet that will help the U.S. military extinguish...

Upcoming Webinars: Materials
Ultra-High Purity Silicone in Aerospace and Defense Product Design

The performance and stability of materials used on aircraft in extreme atmospheric temperatures have their challenges, especially when fuel exposure is inevitable. Finding the right material shouldn’t be one. In this 30-minute Webinar, an expert in fluorosilicones...

Upcoming Webinars: Materials
Designing with Silicone for Space

Designing a satellite and working in the extremes of space have their challenges, but finding the right material shouldn’t be one. In this 30-minute Webinar, an expert in space-grade silicones explores the capabilities of these materials and examines how their low outgassing proprieties can enable...

Products: Software
Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Is RF engineering a form of black magic? Learn about the challenges in developing a low noise amplifier (LNA) for the aerospace market.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn the distinct pros and cons of the two thermal interface materials.

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