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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.
2017-01-27
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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).
2012-08-29
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The all-composite commercial aircraft has become a reality, and the need for the aircraft designer to consider electromagnetic threats has also grown. Bombardier Core Electromagnetic Engineering has conducted a lightning indirect effect measurements campaign on different cylindrical barrels simulating all-metal and all-composite fuselages.
2011-07-18
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Traditional aluminum alloys are being replaced by titanium and composites in many aerospace applications because when aluminum is bonded to composites, aluminum begins to corrode.
2009-12-14
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Composite materials are working their way onto the engine as evidenced by the GEnx's composite case. France's Snecma is also making strides in finding new applications for composites on the engine—specifically for fan blades.
2011-09-22
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A national team of experts will explore the promise of three-dimensional nanomaterials with the help of a recently awarded U.S. Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant totaling more than $7 million over five years.
2010-04-23
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The Lockheed Martin-led team developing the Orion crew exploration vehicle has completed fabrication of the world’s largest heat shield structure. The high-temperature composite material system, which is also suitable for commercial applications such as automobiles and heavy vehicles, was developed by the Lockheed Martin Orion thermal protection system team in partnership with TenCate Advanced Composites.
2015-07-16
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Snecma is preparing its supply chain and industrial capabilities for an unprecedented production ramp-up of its LEAP engine, already considered the best selling new engine ever a year before entry into service.
2015-11-08
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The PW1900G engine model for Embraer's E190-E2 recently flew on P&W's 747SP flying test bed at the company's Mirabel Flight Test Center in Quebec, with the engine family sited as a 'climate solution.'
2013-05-30
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With oil reserves being consumed at an unprecedented pace as global demand rises and prices on a consistently upward trend, short of a new power source being invented, fuel will remain as the single largest operating cost in aviation.
2014-04-04
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Recent advancements in electronics, computers, and power distribution have made distributed propulsion feasible, but major challenges remain.
2011-06-17
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RIT researchers converted two-stroke engines designed to operate on a gasoline-oil mixture to run on JP-8.
2011-09-16
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Emissions limits force the aviation industry to study hybrid and battery-electric propulsion systems.
2012-01-06
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The aviation industry is now deploying biofuels on commercial flights after years of demonstration test flights, but high costs will keep bookings few and far between for a few more years.
2010-06-29
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Unmanned Aerial Systems and Ricardo will test a Nightwind 2 UAV powered by an all-new Ricardo engine designed specifically for JP-8 fuel. It promises significant gains in effective altitude, dwell time aloft, stealth operations, low thermal and acoustic profiles, and fuel efficiency.
2009-06-25
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Savi Technology says its hybrid ST-694 GlobalTag is the first asset and shipment monitoring device that combines GPS, active RFID (radio frequency identification), and satellite communications technologies.
2009-03-26
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Numerical Control Computer Sciences has announced that an updated version of the Aerospace Application Library will be included in NCL V9.7, the latest release of the company’s multiaxis machining software. The AAL extends the capability of the CAM software to address specific requirements unique to the manufacturing of structural airframe components.
2009-02-16
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Always on the lookout for the best equipment, tooling manufacturer and subcontractor Burcas Ltd. installed its first five-axis machining center last year to supplement three-axis prismatic metal cutting and extensive multiaxis mill turning at its Birmingham, U.K., factory.
2008-12-09
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Engineers at Valenite decided to take an alternative approach to adapting existing cutting fluids to fit an industry. Focusing on total costs and throughput improvement, Valenite developed ValCOOL Aerotech VP from the ground up for the aerospace industry.
2008-12-05
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Software is a central part of aircraft design, and it is a key factor in the push to improve quality at every step from concept design to full production. Design tools are adding features that make quality an even more integral part of development, and other tools are helping elsewhere in product life cycles.
2008-10-13
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The Association for Manufacturing Technology is trying its hand at simplifying communications in the complex manufacturing world, developing a standard that could eliminate so-called islands of automation. MTConnect, developed with input from equipment makers, users, and other standards bodies, aims to help data flow throughout a production environment.
2008-06-30
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The idea behind SAE International’s Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening conference and exhibition slated for September 16-18 in Charleston, SC, is to round up a bunch of manufacturing engineers in an appropriate venue, provide them with some organized learning and sharing opportunities, then turn them loose.
2008-06-30
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Machine tool makers, software developers, and companies involved in other facets of manufacturing are gearing up for the Westec show later this month in Los Angeles.
2017-07-02
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A physical transfer of Safran Nacelles’ A340 nacelle parts inventory has been made from the company’s Paris support center to Satair Group’s Copenhagen facility. The A340-500 and -600 nacelles house Rolls-Royce Trent 553 and 556 turbofan engines, respectively.
2008-11-24
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Multitasking is often considered a good business practice, but some Air Force repair depots in France and the U.S. found that focusing on tasks in what's called a critical chain shortened their turnaround times. Changing business processes brought big benefits, including 30-40% reductions in repair times.
2017-02-23
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Lockheed Martin completed recoating the first of a dozen F-22 Raptors at the company’s Inlet Coating Repair Speedline facility, accelerating the aircraft's maintenance cycle.
2008-06-30
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It is not uncommon for engineers to develop a new compound for maintenance or manufacturing purposes, but then find that they cannot control processes well enough to produce large enough batches to make it cost-effective. That was the case recently when the U.S. Air Force (USAF) developed a replacement material for tape around access panels on the B-2 bomber.
2014-05-08
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NASA announced that it is seeking proposals for the development of more capable energy storage technologies than batteries that will advance energy storage solutions for the space program and other government agencies, such as the DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E).
2016-07-24
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The first flight of an Su-30 MKI aircraft with a BrahMos missile was successfully achieved at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport, Nashik in late June. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO & Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL), explained it is the first time in the world that such a heavyweight (2500 kg) supersonic cruise missile has been integrated on fighter aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Volvo Aero has acquired Linköping, Sweden-based composite company Applied Composites AB (ACAB) with the intention of using its technology to develop and manufacture lightweight aircraft engine components made of composite materials.
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