Keyword: Composite materials

Articles: Software
Drone-mounted inspection tools are breaking barriers for the F-35.
Briefs: Materials
SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites are being evaluated for aircraft engine hot-section components.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.
Briefs: Materials
Polyurethane can be easily molded or cast into a film at ambient conditions.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Application Briefs: Defense
For added armor, ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the ways to ensure that your composite designs are structurally sound.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advanced bio-based fibers and high-performance thermosetting resins will help reduce the dependence of military composites on high-cost petroleum.
Articles: Materials
The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.
Briefs: Materials
Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.
Briefs: Materials
The advent of nanoparticle fuels enables new kinds of reactions, and new kinds of applications.
Articles: Power

It’s not just for exotic “supercars” and motorcycles anymore. The performance-enhancing attributes of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics continue to be explored by global automakers as they...

Articles: Aerospace
Learn about microvanes, one of the only types of 3D-printed parts that are FAA-approved for use on the exterior of an aircraft.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
New multi-material 3D printers that can print both metal and dielectric materials enable the additive manufacturing of antennas and RF components.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
Application Briefs: Imaging
nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Briefs: Materials

The ability to predict the mechanical properties of organic semiconductors is of critical importance for roll-to-roll production and...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
Briefs: Defense
Composites offer a possible solution to the conflicting design goals of making new aircraft lighter, stronger, faster, and more environmentally sustainable.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Thermoset polymers are good electrical insulators that are used in applications ranging from electronics to composite armor. They are rather poor thermal conductors, however.
Articles: Materials

Advanced thermoplastic composites-and their emergence as prominent materials for future aerospace applications–are sparking a flurry of activity...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Articles: Aerospace

Reinforcing polymers with strong/stiff fibers is nothing new. Such materials have been used pretty much since aircraft were first created. In those pioneering days, wings were reinforced with woven...

Briefs: Materials

The purpose of this endeavor was to investigate the effect of 3-D weave architecture on PIP-processed ceramic-matrix composites (CMC)....

Briefs: Materials

Lightweight composite structures offer significant long-term cost-saving opportunities for the U.S. Army as replacements for traditional metal structures....

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