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Aerospace

CAD-CAM-CNC System

Siemens Industry, Inc.
Munich, Germany
1-800-743-6367
www.siemens.com

DMG MORI manufactures a wide variety of conventional chip-cutting and ultrasonic machining centers for OEMs and production job shops...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot Arms with Artificial Muscles are Lightweight and Flexible

These shape memory robotic arms eliminate the need for joints, rigid skeletons, or framework.

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Materials

Rapid 3D Printing of Biomedical Parts

The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Plasma Nitride Surface Hardening of Titanium for Aerospace and Armament Applications

Titanium is irreplaceable in many industrial applications. But the metal can still be improved.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Vanadium: A Green Metal Critical to Aerospace and Clean Energy

From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,

Articles
Aerospace

Limiting Creep in Aerospace Materials

Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.

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Lighting

Products of Tomorrow

Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode. Lithium batteries made using this new electrode type...

Features
Materials

Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 1

With medical devices approved for more demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter aortic and mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR), the long-term structural...

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Nickel Titanium Alloy Ball Bearings

Innovators at NASA's Glenn Research Center have developed a new method for making small-diameter, high-grade ball bearings that are less than 0.25” in diameter thanks to the development of a new alloy...

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Automotive

Sciaky, Aubert & Duval, and Airbus Join Together to Combine High-Power Forging with Additive Manufacturing

Sciaky, Inc., Aubert & Duval S.A., Airbus SE, and the Saint Exupéry Institute for Research in Technology (IRT) have laid out...

News
Semiconductors & ICs

EOS Releases Four New Metal Materials for Series Additive Manufacturing

Global provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) metals and polymers, EOS GmbH, has released four news metal AM materials for 3D-printing. EOS...

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Aerospace

The F-22 Raptor Gets Its First Metallic 3D-Printed Part

Maintainers from the U.S. Air Force 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) have installed the first titanium additively manufactured titanium component on an operational...

News
Materials

Weber Metals Unveils New 540-Meganewton Press for Aerospace Components

As aircraft become larger, lighter, and increasing more sophisticated, so do their components and parts. Follow that logic, and part manufacturing must also become...

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Electronics & Computers

Hardface Coating Systems for Wear and Corrosion Resistance

Metal alloys, such as titanium alloys and steels, are known to have a good combination of mechanical properties for many structural applications, but these metal alloys do not meet the wear and corrosion resistance requirements for some structural applications. Titanium alloys, for...

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Test & Measurement

Using the Full CAD-CAM-CNC Process Chain in Ultrasonic and Conventional 5-Axis Machining

DMG MORI manufactures a wide variety of conventional chip-cutting and ultrasonic machining centers for OEMs and production job shops serving the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Method Creates Wood Substance Stronger Than Titanium

A new way to treat wood makes it 12 times stronger than natural wood and ten times tougher. The wood substance could be comparable to steel or titanium alloys; it is also comparable to...

Articles
Materials

Improving the Surface Finish of Additive Manufactured Parts

South West Metal Finishing has been working on an additive manufacturing surface treatment process for the last three years and believes it could be the future choice of aircraft...

Features
Medical

Advances in Specialty Metals Drive New Medical Device Applications

Stainless steel in its different varieties, including 304, 316, 316L, and others, is the material that forms the backbone of the medical device industry. However, other...

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Materials

System for Repairing Cracks in Structures

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed an innovative coating to heal cracks in metal components, such as in aircraft and bridges. Currently, the coating is used for in-laboratory repairs of...

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Medical

Orthopedic Implant Could Provide Superior Support to Damaged Bones

Purdue University researchers are developing a nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant that could be safely absorbed by the body after providing adequate support to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Tool Designs for Friction Stir Welding

Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solidstate welding process that shows promise in the aerospace industry. A new system of experimentation has been used to quickly make and screen new tool designs. After conducting a literature review, friction stir tools were designed to optimize material flow around the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Pulsed Ultrasonic Stir Welding System

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Ultrasonic Stir Welding (USW) to join large pieces of very high-strength metals such as titanium and Inconel. USW, a solid-state weld process,...

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Aerospace

Multi-Scale Analysis of Deformation and Failure in Polycrystalline Titanium Alloys Under High Strain Rates

Extensive use of titanium alloys in critical industrial and military applications, such as compressor blades of jet engines and armor...

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Medical

Finding Flaws in 3D-Printed Titanium

Titanium found its initial use in aircraft because it is strong but light. Today, it’s found everywhere, from eyeglass frames and jewelry to sports gear, tools, surgical and dental implants, and...

Features
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Milling Tooling Developments Increase Quality and Productivity in the Machining of Orthopedic Replacement Components

The manufacturing of medical components must meet standards of accuracy, reliability, quality, and traceability that equal...

Features
Medical

An Overview of Nitinol: Superelastic and Shape Memory

The world population is growing, globalization has resulted in a higher standard of living in many countries, and people are living longer. With increased living standards and choices...

Technology Update
Defense

MTU Develops New Turbine Blade Material in Record Time

MTU Aero Engines announced in March that its internal experts and industry partners have jointly developed a new class of intermetallic, high-temperature materials for highly stressed...

R&D
Materials

New Metal Alloy as Strong as Titanium

Materials scientists from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and Qatar University have developed a new high-entropy metal alloy that, they say, has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material. High-entropy alloys consist of five or more metals in roughly equal...

Who's Who
Materials

Susan Draper, Materials Research Engineer, Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

Susan Draper performs microstructural analysis of metals and determines where fractures have occurred and propagated. Draper is currently characterizing...