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2011-07-18
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While it once took up to 10 years to develop a new aircraft engine, the industry average has now shrunk to about two. Rolls-Royce is working to condense that time even further with the use of Isight and its drag-and-drop capability for creating simulation process flows.
2008-06-30
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When tasked with developing a heatsink that works in either horizontal or vertical orientation for a dc power subsystem for a commercial airliner, rather than developing an entirely new heatsink geometry, which would have taken a large amount of time using conventional build and test methods, Crane Aerospace & Electronics used Flomerics’ Flotherm thermal simulation software to help meet the performance requirements.
2009-06-18
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Computer radiography (CR) offers benefits over X-raying as a method of nondestructive testing in the aerospace industry. CR does away with environmentally harmful or even toxic chemicals needed to develop the film and offers a better level of information.
2009-03-15
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Upon developing a quick-access latching system for flight deck cabin doors that exceeded post-9/11 security and pressurization guidelines, Hartwell Corp. found it essential to implement improvements to its existing machining processes to meet customer cost requirements.
2008-06-30
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The family of Parylene conformal coatings (N, C, and D) has been used as a rugged, reliable protection solution for a wide range of aerospace applications for more than 35 years. However, while these standard formulations still meet the coating requirements of most applications, some of the leading-edge technology in aerospace devices often need a little more.
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.
2010-02-05
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Government-funded research programs, large-scale computing, and nanotechnology are a few of the areas that experts believe will drive the deployment of new energy technologies.
2009-01-14
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QuesTek Innovations LLC has been awarded three Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to develop new metal alloys for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. The Evanston, IL-based materials solutions company will apply its proprietary Materials by Design R&D process to the design and development of the alloys.
2011-09-29
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Cross-industry collaboration has greatly enhanced the innovation competitiveness of the United States, and is becoming ever more necessary for organizations to innovate at low risk.
2012-09-04
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Metal-based, powder-bed additive manufacturing builds up parts layer by layer, forming cross sections of the part in 20- to 80-micron thicknesses.
2017-08-04
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Deemed "the first" 3D printed metal radio frequency filter for use in a telecommunications satellite, the filter, a culmination of the research funded by the European Space Agency, was created using a direct-metal-printing process.
2014-12-01
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Dry drilling of composite-Ti stack-ups via CO2 avoids the problems associated with liquid coolants used in fuselage hole drilling, while delivering benefits in productivity, tool life, and hole quality.
2008-06-30
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For the past nine years, South Africa-based Sasol has supplied a fuel mixture comprised of a coal-to-liquid (CTL) component blended with crude-oil-derived kerosene to international airlines operating from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
2008-06-30
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he use of alternative, environmentally compatible power sources for aircraft is moving ahead cautiously. Although full details have not been released, Airbus has confirmed that it had successfully flight-tested a fuel-cell system in an A320 to power backup hydraulic and electric power systems.
2008-08-06
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Having reached a plateau in turbofan engine development in recent years, the scene is now being set for the next step up in conventional engine performance gains, with progress being made toward new-generation engines.
2010-03-01
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A "glow-in-the-dark" safety coating system—originally developed under a NAVAIR contract by Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings and Defense Holdings Inc. for use on aircraft on naval carriers—is now available in the civilian aviation market. AfterGlo could also find application in other transportation segments—for markings and stripes on combat vehicles or for antennas, for example.
2010-06-10
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Engineers involved in the program believe that the X-51A has the potential to be the bridge for several applications, including global reach and commercial transportation, but will particularly pave the way to hypersonic weapons and future access to space.
2014-10-29
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NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket-engine thrust chamber assembly using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. Full-scale demonstration is the next step in the technology’s development path.
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.
2008-06-30
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ASB Avionics uses dual Ametek engine interface units (EIUs) to transform analog engine sensor data into a digital format for its engine instrument display (EID) system, approved by the FAA for the L382G (civilian version of the C-130H) cargo aircraft.
2009-02-17
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A five-axis horizontal machining center, the MAG3 is specifically designed for high productivity machining of complex aluminum monolithic parts for aerospace. Weaver Manufacturing employed it for making a large part that could not be handled as effectively any other way.
2008-08-06
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Flow International, an exhibitor at the recent Westec show in Los Angeles, has announced plans to establish a single facility to design and build advanced waterjet cutting systems.
2008-12-09
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Fanuc Robotics America demonstrated its intelligent machining capabilities at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, highlighting, among other things, its M-710iC robot, iRVision system, new FS-10iA force sensor, and Dual Check Safety (DCS) technology.
2008-06-30
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Often an integrated circuit based on an older design is more valuable to satellite designers than a newer one. Imagine the consternation several years ago when Actel Corp. discontinued production of a pair of field-programmable gate arrays that have seen widespread acceptance in commercial and military satellites. All the major manufacturers let BAE know that they’d have a ready market if they were willing to restart the production line.
2008-07-11
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As other industries are doing, aerospace is looking to emerging markets for low-cost assembly work. Bombardier Aerospace advanced the trend recently when it announced that workers at its plant in Querétaro, Mexico, would manufacture the composite structure for the Learjet 85 business jet.
2014-01-22
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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).
2009-12-08
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GKN Aerospace has purchased its first industrial standard microwave oven, becoming one of only a few industrial organizations worldwide to own a machine for its own research use.
2010-01-05
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For inspection, simply bolting on some quality control procedures to the existing manufacturing processes is not enough. Inspection must be fully integrated with manufacturing for the investment to really produce significant improvements.
2009-11-04
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PKMs are not widely used in the aerospace industry, but a paper presented at the Nov. 10-12 SAE 2009 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition in Seattle features test results that show ABB's Tau PKM could deliver advantages over industrial robots, gantry robots, and contemporary PKMs.
2010-01-06
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Having an extra CNC axis in addition to the more usual five axes results in significant productivity and cost benefits when machining aircraft structural parts.
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