Keyword: Metals

Application Briefs: Materials
“The mission is to develop a large-scale tool capable of producing single, jointless combat vehicle hulls at a near net size of 30 feet × 20 feet × 12 feet in size,” said Larry Holmes from ASTRO America.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.
Articles: Materials
Titanium is irreplaceable in many industrial applications. But the metal can still be improved.
Articles: Weapons Systems
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.
Articles: Aerospace
From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,
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.
Articles: Aerospace
Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
Articles: Aerospace
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
Briefs: Materials
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Articles: Materials
With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Imagine a material that lightens fuel loads and cuts costs every time a rocket blasts off from the launch pad.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Replacing hard chrome requires aerospace companies to critically evaluate why they used it in the first place.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The rise of titanium for aerospace applications has been well documented in recent years. Equally, the challenges associated with the efficient, productive and high-quality machining of this popular material,...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Additive manufacturing (AM) – the process of building up solid layers of material to form a finished solid part — is an emerging and exciting technical discipline. Also referred to as “3D printing,” many...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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

Briefs: Test & Measurement

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

Articles: Software

Metal additive manufacturing (3D printing), also known as Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) or Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), is changing the way metal parts are designed and produced. New software,...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

More and more aerospace applications are incorporating fiber optics technology into their designs due to its many advantages over copper. The thinner fiber solutions provide higher speed over a...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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: Software

DMG MORI manufactures a wide variety of conventional chip-cutting and ultrasonic machining centers for OEMs and production job shops serving the...

Articles: Materials

In industries such as aerospace, characterized by extreme operating environments that push materials and components to the edge of their design capabilities, companies...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Laser diodes and laser diode arrays (LDAs) are widely used throughout military systems, for sighting and range finding, but also at high power levels as offensive and defensive...

Briefs: Defense

After extensive review from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Electrical Safety Office, it was...

Articles: Materials

Within the aerospace industry, 2016 and onwards could be looked upon as the tipping point for direct metal printing (DMP), as the technology increasingly made the jump beyond...