Mechanical Components

Implementing an Aerospace Factory of the Future

Companies are introducing "Industry 4.0" technology at a rapid pace, turning the next-generation vision of manufacturing into reality.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Connectivity, Industry 4.0, Wireless Technologies, Data Acquisition, Internet of Things, Joining & Assembly, Machinery, Mechanical Components, RF & Microwave Electronics, Data Acquisition, Sensors
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Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification

For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Defense, Board-Level Electronics, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Thermal Management, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials, Joining & Assembly, Cleaning and Disinfection
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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 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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The Three Rs of Analog Position Sensor-Based Mechanical Measurements

Learn about Repeatability, Resolution, and Response.
Posted in: Articles, Aerospace Manufacturing and Machining, Coatings & Adhesives, Mechanical Components, Positioning Equipment, Sensors, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Metrology, Test & Measurement, Testing Procedures
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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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The Challenge of Replacing Hard Chrome

Replacing hard chrome requires aerospace companies to critically evaluate why they used it in the first place.
Posted in: Articles, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Coatings & Adhesives, Metals, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components
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Operational Considerations for High-Reliability Interconnects in Military and Aerospace Applications

In the recent past, military acquisition has shifted from being locked into large long-term contracts to developing complex systems in discrete increments that can be further optimized in future design cycles. These shorter design cycles allow for equipment to be deployed more rapidly, thereby mitigating the risk of subsystems going obsolete as increasing proportions of budget dollars go towards operation and support (O&S). This transition to evolutionary acquisition (EA) leaves a major opportunity for vendors to develop commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components that are military-compliant.

Posted in: Articles, Aerospace, Manufacturing & Prototyping, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components, RF & Microwave Electronics, Semiconductors & ICs, Test & Measurement
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Understanding Fiber Optic Transceiver Design and Test Rules

The design of avionics systems must balance several factors. First, engineers want to increase the performance of the systems installed in aircraft or spacecraft. Second, they want to reduce the size and weight of the equipment that must be carried. Third, they want to maximize the safety of the in-flight systems and maintain communication between the aircraft or spacecraft and other flight vessels and the command center, regardless of the circumstances.

Posted in: Articles, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Thermal Management, Mechanical Components, Fiber Optics, Optical Components, Optics, Inspection Equipment, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Monitoring, Test & Measurement, Testing Procedures
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