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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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tips for Choosing CBN Grinding Wheels
Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
3D-Printed NACA Inlet
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Testing Services
Jamco America’s comprehensive dynamic test facility has an accelerator-type impact system.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
3D-Printing Powders
A new partnership is intended to create a closed loop supply chain, where certified scrap material is turned into powder.
Advanced computational engineering software and additive manufacturing are now delivering solutions that offer innovation and efficiency together.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Ultrasound Shows Aircraft Defects

A two-in-one technology provides 3D images of structural defects in metallic structures that can develop in aircraft. The system, developed by Tohoku University researchers in Japan in...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rear Fuselage Packer
To date, the rear fuselage packers have been used in the production of over 500 aircraft.
From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.

You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezer—to accommodate the fact that water expands as it freezes? Most metal parts in airplanes face the...

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2-D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold....

A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.

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...

Metal detectors now appear routinely in the entrances of many schools, airports and even houses of worship. They serve as portals to correctional facilities, prisons and...

Shape-memory alloy (SMA) is a functional metal with unique properties that allow it to be trained to move on its own. Researchers at NASA Glenn partnered with Boeing to test how shape-memory...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Reducing the High Cost Of Titanium
With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Metal-Plated, High-Temperature Plastics
Imagine a material that lightens fuel loads and cuts costs every time a rocket blasts off from the launch pad.
Inductive eddy current technology is an extremely versatile non-contact method for measuring an object's position, distance, or vibration.

The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. New research shows that a combination of steel composite metal foam (CMF) and epoxy...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Challenge of Replacing Hard Chrome
Replacing hard chrome requires aerospace companies to critically evaluate why they used it in the first place.

As electronic technologies advance in defense and aerospace applications, heat fluxes are becoming larger and more centralized[1,2]. In order to...

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Machining Titanium Aero-Frames

The rise of titanium for aerospace applications has been well documented in recent years. Equally, the challenges associated with the efficient, productive and high-quality machining of this popular material,...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aerospace Work Platforms — More than Meets the Eye

For maintenance personnel in the aerospace industry to do their jobs effectively, they need to be able to get physically close to the equipment they are working on. This statement sounds...

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