Manufacturing & Prototyping

Making Airplane Parts Without the Massive Infrastructure

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 a resilient, aerodynamic shell.

Posted in: INSIDER, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Composites, Materials, Metals, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Nanotechnology
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NASA Technologies Improve Drone Design

Taking to the sky is what NASA does best. The agency is offering drone design improvements that can help create the next wave of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Technologies are available that cut wing weight to keep drones flying longer, components that keep UAV swarms in the air despite a broken drone, shape memory alloys that reconfigure aircraft in flight, and a compact droned that flys for 24 straight hours.

Posted in: INSIDER, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials
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Streamlining Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing

By focusing just on the AM build process, a fundamental part of the production process chain is often overlooked: post-processing.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Thermal Management, 3 D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials, Plastics, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement, Testing Procedures
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Reducing the High Cost Of Titanium

With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials, Metals, Machinery, Mechanical Components
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Engineered Solutions for Enclosure Sealing and Insulation

Custom enclosure gaskets can meet a variety of mechanical shock and thermal requirements.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Thermal Management, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components, Data Acquisition, Sensors
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New Products: December 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology

Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
Posted in: Products, Aerospace, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Power Management, Power Supplies, 3 D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling, Materials, Metals, Machinery, Mechanical Components, Robotics
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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.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Batteries, 3 D Printing & Additive Manufacturing, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Ceramics, Composites, Materials, Metals, Plastics, Optical Components
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New Manufacturing Process for Monocoque Components

A new process enables large monocoque components to more accurately retain their shape after cooling.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aerospace, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Thermal Management, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Materials, Plastics, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components
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Marking Aircraft Components

Although marking adds no intrinsic value to a component, it is central to the smooth operation of the industry.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Industrial Controls & Automation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Robotics
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Changing How the Aerospace Industry Makes Parts

Today's technology must increase production rates and part quality, while reducing setup times and costs.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Joining & Assembly, Machinery, Mechanical Components, Automation
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