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2017-11-22
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Arconic and Airbus recently announced a multi-year cooperative research agreement to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components.
2017-11-16
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Hardide has recently completed raising funds for the construction of two additional reactors at the company’s U.S. facility. This comes shortly after Hardide gained Nadcap accreditation for its Hardide-A coating as a replacement for toxic hard-chrome plating.
2017-11-09
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Fiber orientation in composites makes material properties assessments disproportionately more complex than for other materials, such as metals and plastics. To conduct demanding quality-control fatigue tests on glass-fiber composite aerospace specimens, Zwick Roell developed an electro-dynamic, liner-drive testing machine.
2017-11-08
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Aerospace manufacturers and operators—large and small—require solutions that shorten product development; maintenance, repair, and overhaul cycles; and lower fuel costs through lightweighting.
2017-10-15
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Engineers at NASA and Boeing are amongst the believers who foresee folding wings in-flight using advanced materials and technologies being a potential game-changer for future aircraft. The two organization have teamed to develop an actuation system that uses an SMA that will accomplish this goal using less complex, lighter, and more compact hardware than conventional systems.
2017-09-03
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Researchers from the University of Manchester have designed and fabricated a carbide coating that can withstand the speed and temperature associated with hypersonic travel. To develop the unique coating—a type of ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC)—the researchers collaborated with China’s Central South University.
2017-08-27
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Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS) Graflite V8 4.3-L, four-stroke engine is rated at 320 to 420 hp. It is expected to go into production in 2018.
2017-08-21
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Additive manufacturing (AM) is seemingly the cure-all for the manufacture of complex products, but as the potential for AM continues to increase, so too does the cyber target on its back.
2017-08-12
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Eaton manufactured engine-driven pumps for the first flying MC-21 prototype and supplied additional system sub-components including thermal bypass valves, while Pratt & Whitney supplied its PW1000G GTF engine and Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, and Elbit supplies various avionics systems.
2017-08-12
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A Protonex and Insitu development team focused on packaging and integrating existing PEM fuel cell technology with the airframe. The resulting design comprised a redundant double stack design that produces 1.2 kW of power.
2017-08-01
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The prevalence of counterfeits, coupled with the critical nature of aviation components, has spawned an industry of supply chain verification technology and services.
2017-06-10
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Metamaterial Technologies looks to enter the solar power market by providing advanced photovoltaic technology to the aerospace and defense industry.
2017-06-10
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While 3D printing offers innovative new solutions for the future of aerospace manufacturing, it also enhances traditional aerospace manufacturing processes like investment casting.
2017-05-05
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NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led Space Technology Research Institutes (STRIs) that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system. The new STRIs will bring together researchers from various disciplines and organizations to collaborate on the advancement of cutting-edge technologies in bio-manufacturing and space infrastructure.
2017-04-14
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be first commercial airplane to fly with FAA-certified, additive-manufactured titanium structural components.
2017-02-20
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Researchers from Purdue University are studying the fundamental mechanisms behind a method that uses electrical fields to enhance ceramics-sintering processing, which could aid R&D of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. The research also could shed light on a phenomenon called electromigration, which can affect the performance of electronic devices.
2017-01-27
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Exclusive rights to the use of ultra-black Vantablack S-VIS surface coating in blackbody calibration sources has been agreed between Surrey NanoSystems and Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR).
2017-01-03
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NRL scientists have demonstrated metallic spin filtering at room temperature using ferromagnet-graphene-ferromagnet thin film junction devices.
2016-12-20
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Researchers from Iowa State University are expanding fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for batteries.
2016-12-20
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Industrial aluminum slabs are typically produced by blending small amounts of copper or manganese in a reservoir of molten aluminum that is rapidly cooled, a process known as direct-chill casting. Variations in the way these elements solidify can yield uneven results that weaken the final product.
2016-10-22
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There is a general consensus among experts that it will take vast advances in materials technology to meet future efficiency and emissions requirements that can truly only be speculated about today.
2016-10-20
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The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
2016-09-27
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The SAE AMS3144-qualified Aerocron primer is chrome-free and water-based, and it reduces emissions as well as waste-treatment requirement, according to PPG.
2016-05-31
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Carbon fibers derived from a sustainable source, a type of wild mushroom, and modified with nanoparticles have been shown to outperform conventional graphite electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.
2016-04-17
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GE says the GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X is the largest commercial aircraft engine in the world. It will feature a titanium engine exhaust system from Aircelle.
2016-01-03
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Magnesium infused with dense silicon carbide nanoparticles anticipated to see much use in airplanes and spacecraft.
2016-01-01
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GE’s proprietary scatter|correct technology enhances defect detection and analysis as well as 3D metrology in mobility sectors including aerospace, automotive, and off-highway. It can be applied to high scattering materials such as steel and aluminum, composites, and multi-material samples.
2015-12-03
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The U.K.-based supplier is working with research group WMG and AGC AeroComposites to develop new composite press-forming processes for automotive and aerospace manufacturers. Patented technology makes it possible to achieve one-minute Takt times for thermoplastic components.
2015-11-06
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Lightweighting and design customization are focus areas for SABIC's new material solutions for aircraft cabins.
2015-10-12
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TRB Lightweight Structures recently released an aerospace-grade lightweight honeycomb composite panel designed for interior applications, expanding the application areas for its range of composite flat panels. Recent investments for manufacturing composites include the procurement of a new 3- x 1.5-m autoclave system.
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