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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.
2016-10-18
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Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Optical Sciences Division and Material Science Division have detected acoustic emissions from cracks in riveted lap joints using a distributed feedback fiber laser-acoustic emission sensor.
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.
2015-09-30
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NASA Langley recently tested non-stick wing coatings on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 that could eventually help aircraft become more fuel efficient by reducing insect residue that creates a surprising amount of drag.
2015-08-12
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TE Connectivity’s aluminum COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices provide fast, easy terminations for aerospace applications, while reducing weight up to 60%. The company's INSTALITE RoHS-compliant braid, which offers high electrical performance over a range of frequencies, is up to 50% lighter than traditional braid.
2015-07-07
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The sealing specialist is currently developing two new materials that reportedly will help aircraft manufacturers save weight and production costs while exceeding fire resistance and fireproof requirements for the engine application.
2015-06-04
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Metal laser melting has made a successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology, and the method is increasingly becoming an option for companies in high-tech industries, according to Toolcraft. And now the German manufacturer has teamed with Airbus APWorks to offer another option for additive manufacturing—the Airbus subsidiary’s Scalmalloy high-performance aluminum powder.
2015-05-28
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Additive manufacturing is making significant headway in aerospace production programs, as evidenced by recent announcements that Airbus and rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance both are—or soon will be—flying aircraft that incorporate 3D-printed parts enabled by Stratasys.
2015-04-29
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GKN Aerospace recently announced two collaborative research projects related to the advancement of additive manufacturing (AM) within the aerospace industry. One is a program to develop titanium powder specifically formulated and blended for AM of aerospace components. The second is a strategic partnership with Arcam to develop and industrialize a promising new additive process, electron beam melting.
2015-04-06
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Turbine blades in TiAl are about half the weight of comparable nickel-alloy components but boast the same reliability and durability. The high aluminum content also makes the material resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
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