Mechanical Components

Electrodeposition of Metal Matrix Composites and Materials Characterization for Thin-Film Solar Cells

Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Solar Power, Composites, Materials, Metals, Mechanical Components, Semiconductors & ICs
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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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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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Answering Your Questions: How Will the Military Use Motion Control Technology?

A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
Posted in: News, Blog, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Mechanical Components, MEMs, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Positioning Equipment, Automation, Robotics
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Air Force Invents Aircraft Tire Change Tool

How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many. The U. S. Air Force’s largest aircraft, the C-5M Super Galaxy, has 28 tires. The current tire changing method is performed several times a week. It is a complicated, multistep procedure that requires up to five people working together for an extended period of time with a number of safety risks due to the size and weight of the tires and tools.

Posted in: INSIDER, News, Defense, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components
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New Products: October 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology

CT Software Solutions

Volume Graphics (Charlotte, NC) announced the latest generation of its software solutions for non-destructive quality assurance with industrial computed tomography (CT): Version 3.3 of VGSTUDIO MAX, VGSTUDIO, VGMETROLOGY, and VGinLINE.

Posted in: Products, Communications, Data Acquisition, Batteries, Board-Level Electronics, Computers, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, PCs/Portable Computers, Power Management, Power Supplies, Thermal Management, Mechanical Components, Positioning Equipment, RF & Microwave Electronics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Simulation Software, Software, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Test & Measurement
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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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SnowMicroPenetrometer Applications for Winter Vehicle Mobility

Characterizing the mechanical properties of snow and their impact on vehicle performance could improve vehicle winter mobility modeling.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical Components, Inspection Equipment, Instrumentation, Measuring Instruments, Metrology, Monitoring, Test & Measurement, Testing Procedures, Automotive, Transportation
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