Keyword: Composite materials

Application Briefs: Materials
For added armor, ALLTEC Composite Material of Brazil and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Articles: Aerospace
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.
Application Briefs: Defense
A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.
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.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Materials
Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
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: 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: Materials
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
nScrypt is now launching the nRugged 3D Bioprinter.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Briefs: Aerospace
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
Briefs: Materials
Composites offer a possible solution to the conflicting design goals of making new aircraft lighter, stronger, faster, and more environmentally sustainable.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Motion Control
Beckwood Press Company
Fenton, MO
636-343-4100
www.beckwood.com

Beckwood Press Company, a company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems,...

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

In order to address issues related to mechanical and vibrational stresses that are commonly experienced in mounting, launch,...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

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...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DETECTING PLASTIC LANDMINES

Hidden PFM-1 anti-personnel landmines are unexploded ordnance (UXO) devices that pose a difficult challenge to conventional...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

There is growing interest in developing, testing, and deploying ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs) into commercial and military aerospace gas turbine engines due to their durability under extreme conditions...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In August 2017, Qantas Airlines laid down the challenge to both Boeing and Airbus to offer an aircraft that can cross one of aviation's “last frontiers.” That “last frontier” was an...

Briefs: Materials

The objective of this research was to hydraulically pressurize the internal diameter of one 102mm Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) over-wrapped cylinder up to 25,000 pounds per...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

U.S. soldiers carry loads of equipment and protective gear that can weigh anywhere from 45 to 130 pounds. This is more than enough to quickly tire even the most well-conditioned personnel,...