Manufacturing & Prototyping

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SkyMul founders believe that their SkyTy solution can help speed up the construction of the more than 22,000 bridges that will need to be replaced in the next 10 years.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Imaging, Visualization Software, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Machinery, Mechanical Components
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NASA Develops Unique Materials for Next Generation Aircraft

As NASA looks to the future of flight, the agency is investing in technologies aimed at changing the aviation industry as we know it. These developments vary from basic materials to full-scale experimental aircraft, all designed to increase efficiency and reliability, while decreasing weight and cost.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aerospace, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Ceramics, Composites, Materials
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Airbus Reveals Blended Wing Aircraft Demonstrator

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls), its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 2 meters long and 3.2 meters wide, with a surface area of about 2.25m², MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design, that has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to current single-aisle aircraft. The “blended wing body” configuration also opens up new possibilities for propulsion systems type and integration, as well as a versatile cabin for a totally new onboard passenger experience.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Transportation
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Quantum Effect Triggers Unusual Material Expansion

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 opposite problem. At high altitudes (low temperatures) they shrink. To keep such shrinkage from causing major disasters, engineers make airplanes out of composites or alloys, mixing materials that have opposite expansion properties to balance one another out.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aerospace, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials, Metals
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Predicting In-Flight Air Density for More Accurate Landing

Knowing the air density outside a spacecraft vehicle can have a substantial effect on its angle of descent and ability to hit a specific landing spot. A new onboard algorithm provides important real-time data to aid in steering the craft.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aerospace, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Mathematical/Scientific Software
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Air Force Gunsmith Shop Creates Rifle for Aircrew

The Air Force Gunsmith Shop – part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Armament Directorate – recently completed delivery of a new rifle for aircrew in most ejection seat aircraft. Known as the Aircrew Self Defense Weapon (GAU-5A), the 5.56 mm caliber rifle was designed by the Gunsmith Shop in close coordination with the small arms engineer to provide downed aircrew with additional firepower while they wait for rescue.

Posted in: INSIDER, Defense, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Manufacturing & Prototyping
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How to Install Coiled Spring Pins

See why coiled spring pins are being used extensively throughout the aerospace industry.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Industrial Controls & Automation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components
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Advances in Millimeter-Wave Isolator Design Launch Manufacturers into Stratospheric Operating Frequencies

The sky’s the limit for utilizing the higher ends of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Automotive, Communications, Wireless, Defense, Thermal Management, Internet of Things, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Mechanical Components, Avionics, RF & Microwave Electronics, Transmitters/Receivers, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement
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Ruggedizing Coaxial and Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies from Mechanical Strain

Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Industrial Controls & Automation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components, Fiber Optics, Optical Components, Optics, RF & Microwave Electronics, Semiconductors & ICs, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement
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Battle Tank Protection Systems Outfit Four Brigades of Army Tanks

Trophy Active Protection Systems will ultimately outfit four brigades of tanks.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Test & Measurement
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