Keyword: Metal finishing

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.
Articles: Materials
Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
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.
Articles: Aerospace

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

Articles: Defense

Nett Warrior is the US Army's next generation US integrated soldier system that replaces Land Warrior. It is designed to be an integrated dismounted situational awareness and mission command system for use during combat...

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

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

It is both an exciting and a difficult time for the aerospace industry. While the sector is at its most buoyant with demand soaring in the commercial market, this is placing a strain...

Articles: Aerospace

As sensor processing hardware like data converters, FPGAs and CPUs evolve to handle more channels with higher signal bandwidths, designers can develop powerful distributed signal acquisition and...

Technology Update: Defense

TE Connectivity recently announced two new aerospace connectivity solutions that offer substantial weight savings: its COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices, and its Raychem INSTALITE...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Laminated Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) composites are very effective in weight saving in aeronautical structural components. For these laminated...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

AReactive Structure Technology (RST) is a new class of smart structure that can react to external excitations (such as blast or ballistic impacts) in a carefully designed way...

Articles: Aerospace

The military places greater demands on its equipment — electronic and otherwise — than any other market segment. It is also true that it places its greatest thermal demands on the men and...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

Amethod and apparatus have been conceived for using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for determining rates of corrosion of coupled metals. EIS has been used heretofore for...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Microstrip patch antennas of a proposed type would contain photonic- bandgap (PBG) structures characterized by multiple bandgaps. In a given antenna, the PBG structure(s) could be one...

Briefs: Materials

Plasma-spray application of coating materials that include tungsten carbide has been investigated as an alternative to electroplating of hard chromium onto internal metal surfaces...

Briefs: Materials

AFRL scientists and engineers recently completed development of a nonchromated treatment for aluminum aircraft surfaces and structures. The new treatment method is the result of a collaborative...