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Photonics/Optics

Low Distortion Titanium in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Systems

As the acceptance and application of additive manufacturing technology continues to evolve and grow, alloy selection will prove to be an important part of the development process.

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Materials

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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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.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Reducing the High Cost Of Titanium

With such great abundance, why is titanium so expensive?

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Machining Titanium Aero-Frames

The rise of titanium for aerospace applications has been well documented in recent years. Equally, the challenges associated with the efficient, productive and high-quality machining of this popular material,...

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Manned Systems

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...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Industrial-Scale Metal 3D Printer

Sciaky, Inc.
Chicago, IL
877-450-2518

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), announced recently that Airbus was scheduled to take delivery of a state-of-the-art...

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Materials

Epitaxial Growth of Rhenium with Sputtering

Epitaxial superconducting films of refractory metals are a promising new template for single crystal tunnel barriers in Josephson junction quantum bit (qubit) devices. In existing Josephson...

Technical Innovation
Manufacturing & Prototyping

High-Strength Aluminum Powder Developed for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace, Automotive

Metal laser melting has made a successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology, and the method is increasingly...

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...

Technology Update
Defense

Automated drilling machine takes the burr out of fuselage joint

More than 1200 large-diameter (up to ¾-in) holes must be drilled into titanium/ carbon stacks for the side-of-body joint on a particular Boeing commercial aircraft fuselage....

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Physical Sciences

Miniature Snapshot Multispectral Imager

Multispectral imagers use an optical device that can separate the colors to obtain the spectral content in the scene. Such an optical device could be a grating or prism, a filter wheel, a diffractive...

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Physical Sciences

Disposable Chemical Sensor and Wireless Communication Device

A disposable chemical sensor and temperature device has been developed that may be dropped into building rubble or other areas not accessible by rescue personnel to test the environment in the rubble. The system also provides wireless two-way communication and control to obtain...

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Electronics & Computers

Differential Amplifier Circuits Based on Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors (CNTFETs)

Since their discovery, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been extensively studied for their great potential in a variety of applications. Several desirable properties that CNTs possess include a high thermal conductivity, high electrical mobility, high...

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Photonics/Optics

Threshold Voltage Tuning of Metal-Gate MOSFETs Using an Excimer Laser

This work presents a localized method for tuning the threshold voltages (Vt) of multilayer metal-gate metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) devices with a spatial area theoretically limited by the wavelength of the laser beam. This technique...

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Materials

Thermal Characterization of Thin Films for MEMS Applications

Dielectric thin films play a very important role in the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). These dielectric materials often are used as insulating layers in...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Experiments in Vacuum Brazing of Titanium

An experimental study of vacuum brazing of titanium and of the effects of changes in brazing alloys and brazing process conditions has been performed. [As used here, “titanium” signifies both...