Keyword: Coatings, colorants, and finishes

Briefs: Materials
SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites are being evaluated for aircraft engine hot-section components.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.
Briefs: Aerospace
The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.
Briefs: Materials
Polyurethane can be easily molded or cast into a film at ambient conditions.
Articles: Nanotechnology
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Articles: Materials
Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
By focusing just on the AM build process, a fundamental part of the production process chain is often overlooked: post-processing.
Briefs: Aerospace

Numerous military aircraft and shipboard surfaces, such as radomes, antennas, gun shields, wing leading edges, and helicopter blade leading edges, are coated with a specialized...

Articles: Defense

Heat-seeking missiles have been in use against both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft since the mid-1950s, and countermeasures to deceive their guidance systems have been employed...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

There is one aspect of the paint and coatings finishing business virtually guaranteed to give the budget director heart failure: climate control. There's...

Articles: Materials

There have been several news headlines lately about offenders pointing commercial lasers at helicopters or police personnel, temporarily blinding and distracting them. An increasing number of...

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Aerospace industry component manufacturing is in a large growth cycle. Advancements to materials and engine efficiency have created clear benefits for replacing a...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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AFRL Materials Integrity engineers recently played a key role in enabling the safer and more...

Articles: Defense

Conformal coatings protect electronic circuits from harsh environments via a chemical film that “conforms” to a circuit board’s topography. These coatings protect...

Articles: Aerospace
Metric-Sized Metal Shapes

Parker Steel Company (Maumee, OH) offers metric-sized metals suitable for applications where presized metric parts are needed....

Articles: Materials

South West Metal Finishing has been working on an additive manufacturing surface treatment process for the last three years and believes it could be the future choice of aircraft...

Briefs: Aerospace

In January 2015, the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) began an effort to evaluate and develop top-coat...

Briefs: Aerospace

Conventional composite materials, in which a matrix material is reinforced by particulates, whiskers, and/or continuous fibers, have long been of interest as potential...

Briefs: Aerospace

The protection of cathodic metallic materials used for aircraft components, like 4340, Aermet 100, and PH 13-8 corrosion-resistant steel, is critical...

Articles: Aerospace

There are those who think all cables are created equal. Well, they're not.

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Lightweighting continues to be a key topic for the aerospace, avionics and defense industries as new metals and composites are being integrated into end products and assemblies with the goal of...

Briefs: Defense

YAG-based fiber lasers could offer efficient operation at power levels beyond those achievable in current state-of-the-art silica-based fiber...

Briefs: Defense

This SOP describes how to detect and quantify the release of nanoparticles from surface coatings into the air using a mechanical process that employs abrasion to simulate sanding. A...

Articles: Test & Measurement

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is comprised of more than fifty percent carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) due to the material’s light weight and...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Monitoring trace gases is of great importance in a wide range of applications. Detecting a diverse range of chemical agents requires an adaptable sensor...

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