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Thin-film chip resistors

2014-04-16
Vishay Intertechnology’s PTN series precision, surface-mount, thin-film chip resistors in the 2512 case size offer a power rating to 2 W.
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PEEK wear compounds

2014-02-14
The LUVOCOM 8000 series of PEEK wear compounds from Lehvoss North America incorporates proprietary additives that further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds.
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Dassault magnifies focus on its 5X

2014-02-26
The debate continues as to where exactly the balance should be between systems that have a high degree of autonomous functionality and the need for pilots to retain a wider 3-D perspective, especially if the computer software is overwhelmed by conflicting data being input from damaged or non-functioning sensors.
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Enabling high-strength composites to reach their full potential

2014-03-10
The continued use of composite materials in aerospace has revealed other challenges that need to be addressed while the solutions to material and manufacturing cost are reduced. Before the widespread use of the material in transportation vehicles can be realized, safety challenges surrounding the material must be addressed.
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Designing quieter aircraft via acoustic simulation

2014-03-10
Greater fuel efficiency and low emission requirements have grown into such an urgent imperative in aircraft design that it often overshadows an equally significant factor in air travel—noise. Airbus shows that it’s possible to infuse acoustic simulation into design processes from beginning to end, giving engineers the acoustic simulation intelligence they need to create quieter aircraft, according to Free Field Technologies.
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Inline caster

2014-02-14
Hamilton Standard custom engineered an all-stainless inline caster for a major aerospace supplier.
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College students design lightweight steel wheels

2014-03-24
A sophomore nabbed the top spot in a steel wheels competition focused on eye-appealing, lightweight-structure concept renderings from Lawrence Technological University design students. The 2014 competition required student designers to use the engineering results from the Steel Market Development Institute’s Lightweight Steel Wheel Project.
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High-power contacts

2014-04-16
Deutsch 5015 high-power contacts from TE Connectivity deliver improved performance and reliability, and comply with the MIL-DTL-5015 specification for military and aerospace markets.
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Falcon 5X gets advanced avionics

2014-01-08
Dassault Aviation has built into its upcoming Falcon 5X flight controls and displays experience not only from the Falcon family of business jets but also from the Rafale multi-role combat fighter.
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Design software targets germs, dry air

2014-01-22
Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
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