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2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Enjoys Premium Assembly, Weight-Cutting Measures

As a veteran manufacturing engineer, Jill Fuel was an ideal choice for the project leader for the production launch of Honda’s 2022 Civic Hatchback at Honda's...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Advancing Metrology at Mach Speed

Drone-mounted inspection tools are breaking barriers for the F-35.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Pulse Plasma Nitriding for Aerospace Applications

Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

More Bang for the Buck: A New Design and Manufacturing Method for Deep Penetrating Bomb Cases

There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.

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Materials

Virtual and Physical Testing of Third-Generation High Strength Steel

Developing lightweight, stiff and crash-resistant vehicle body structures requires a balance between part geometry and material properties. High-strength materials...

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Design

Tata Steel Europe Innovates to Retain the Automotive Materials Lead

In the constantly evolving world of automaking, Dr. Karl Haider, Chief Commercial Officer of Tata Steel Europe (TSE) is certain of one thing: that steel will continue...

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Electronics & Computers

Hydraulic Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite 102mm Tube Section

The objective of this research was to hydraulically pressurize the internal diameter of one 102mm Polymer Matrix Composite (PMC) over-wrapped cylinder up to 25,000 pounds per...

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Aerospace

Improving Component Life in Abrasive, Corrosive Aerospace Environments

In industries such as aerospace, characterized by extreme operating environments that push materials and components to the edge of their design capabilities, companies...

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Aerospace

Converting Existing Copper Wire Firing System to a Fiber-Optically Controlled Firing System for Electromagnetic Pulsed Power Experiments

After extensive review from the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Electrical Safety Office, it was...

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Materials

Stress-Corrosion Cracking and Corrosion Fatigue Impact of IZ-C17+Zinc-Nickel on 4340 Steel

The protection of cathodic metallic materials used for aircraft components, like 4340, Aermet 100, and PH 13-8 corrosion-resistant steel, is critical...

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Defense

Ruggedized Computer Rack Cases

Verotec Inc
Manchester, NH
603-821-9921
www.verotec.us

Verotec has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide custom 19” 6U 600 mm deep rack cases to house part of the ISTAR system in the...

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Aerospace

Night Vision Displays

Daisy Data Displays
York Haven, PA
717-932-9999
www.makeitdaisy.com

United States Coast Guard officials required night-vision goggle compatibility for the flat panel display systems used in the...

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Defense

Lithium Battery Pack

800-537-1368
www.tadiran.com

When designing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), engineers must continually seek to reduce size and weight wherever possible in order to improve aerodynamics and free up critical...

Technology Update
Defense

Lightweighting Focus for TE's Connectivity Solutions

TE Connectivity recently announced two new aerospace connectivity solutions that offer substantial weight savings: its COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices, and its Raychem INSTALITE...

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Aerospace

Armored Response Vehicle for Bomb Disposal Teams

Lenco Industries
Pittsfield, MA
413-443-7359
www.LencoArmor.com

Lenco Industries has introduced the BearCat® EOD “BombCat” armored response vehicle for bomb disposal...

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Aerospace

Ultra-Light Prototype Vehicle

U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Warren, MI
586-215-8763
tardec.army.mil

At the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering...

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Aerospace

Industrial, High-Precision Joystick

CTI Electronics, a supplier of rugged computer peripheral and motion control devices to US armed forces for over 20 years, will manufacture a military-grade, industrial pointing device to retrofit the...

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Defense

Telescoping Poles

U.S. Army and Marine troops have cultivated a creative, lifesaving technology out of heavy-duty telescoping poles. The CMD fiberglass telescoping push/pull rods, normally used for cable and wire management applications,...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Thermal Analysis and Microhardness Mapping in Hybrid Laser Welds in a Structural Steel

The concept of combining a laser welding system with a conventional arc welding system (GTAW) was first proposed in order to improve the stability of the laser welding system and to allow greater flexibility in part fit-up. Prior research stated that using a...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Encapsulated Ball Bearings for Rotary Micro Machines

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-fabricated silicon rotary elements for micro-motors, micro-generators, and micro-turbomachinery have received growing attention with applications in...

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Aerospace

Micromachining and Material Processing with Amplified Picosecond Lasers

Short pulsed lasers are presently an important tool for manufacturing a variety of devices from smart phones to photovoltaics. When wielded correctly, these lasers can...

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Physical Sciences

Distributed, Collaborative Human- Robotic Networks for Search, Identify, and Track

A human-robotic system is under development that can map an unknown environment, as well as discover, track, and neutralize several static and dynamic objects...

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Materials

Nonlinear Acoustic Metamaterials for Sound Attenuation Applications

An acoustic crystal composed of tightly packed spherical particles can exhibit a wide spectrum of acoustic properties with responses varying from linear to highly nonlinear...

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Defense

Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics Stop Corrosion

Corrosion of steel, aluminum, and other structural metals erodes the safety and financial stability of industries and countries alike. Fighting corrosion in ships, tanks, planes, and...

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Defense

New Energy Source Powers Single-Use Mil/Aero Equipment

Until recently, single-use high energy devices were typically powered by reserve/thermal batteries using decades-old technology. Recognizing that battery performance limitations could...

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Materials

Dynamic Response and Failure Mechanisms of Layered Ceramic-Elastomer-Polymer/Metal Composites

A thorough study through a combination of ballistic and impact experiments, microscopic failure characterization, and numerical simulations has been carried out in order to decipher the underlying mechanisms involved in the interaction between a blast...

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Physical Sciences

MALDI-MSI Imaging of Latent Fingerprints

For years, forensic scientists have been seeking new methods to improve existing techniques for the visualization of latent fingerprints. The structured combination of optical methods (diffused reflection, luminescence, UV absorption and reflection), physical methods (powdering, vacuum metal deposition,...

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Physical Sciences

Performance of Steel Stud Walls Subjected to Blast Loads

Construction trends have brought about an increase in the use of cold-formed steel studs in Air Force facilities. These steel stud walls have significant potential for mitigating large...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Manufacturing Cylindrical Parts Using Deep Draw Technology

In applications where product performance is mission critical, commercial, military, and aerospace companies require technology to manufacture deep- drawn cylindrical product...