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Smaller lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

2015-01-30
Bathymetric lidars—devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water's surface—are used today primarily to map coastal waters. At nearly 600 lb, the systems are large and heavy, and require piloted aircraft to carry them.
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Single-channel detectors

2015-01-21
The SCD-B line of CalSensors single-channel detectors from Opto Diode features anti-reflective-coated silicon windows.
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Adjustable angle heads

2015-05-29
BENZ adjustable angle heads help manufacturers to improve their machining and milling operations by enhancing productivity and efficiency.
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High-performance PEKK-based 3-D printing a first

2015-01-12
Oxford Performance Materials launched in December the first two grades of its OXFAB 3-D printing technology—OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD—suitable for aerospace and other industrial markets, including transportation, energy, and semiconductor applications. The company claims this is the first time PEKK is being used for 3-D printing in aerospace and industrial applications.
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Airbus has its eye on the future of cleaner flight

2014-10-02
With its European base and global presence, it would only make sense that Airbus would take a leading role in the EU’s CleanSky 2, a joint technology initiative that is the follow-up to the CleanSky aerospace research program.
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F-35 gets cold treatment in step toward IOC remedy

2015-02-11
At the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB, an F-35 will ultimately be tested in all the meteorological conditions representative of those locations from which it will operate, ranging from the heat of northern Australia to the bitter cold of the Arctic Circle.
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Walk-in oven

2015-01-20
The No. 1031 is a 650°F electrically heated walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used at a customer location for curing composite components.
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Micro machining center

2014-11-25
The YASDA YMC 430 Ver. II micro machining center from Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is suitable for the ultra-precise manufacturing and high surface finishes required on small, complex features in components and dies or molds.
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Chillers and heat exchangers

2014-10-17
Advanced Thermal Solutions’ portable chiller systems and liquid-to-air heat exchangers aid in controlling fluid temperatures in looped liquid cooling systems.
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Supercritical fluid extractor

2014-10-17
Supercritical Fluid Technologies’ bench top supercritical fluid extractor, the model SFT-110, provides an alternative to traditional extraction methods that use organic solvents.
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Avionics software enhancement

2014-09-29
The FAA has granted Technical Standard Order approval for Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System / Multi-Missions Management System Software Control Number 1001 / 1101.
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Infusing lightweight composite structures

2014-09-30
European researchers examine simulation-based solutions for the manufacture of large-scale, liquid-resin-infusion composite substructures for aircraft and possibly ground vehicles.
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