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Cold Sprayed Coatings with Dual Nanoparticle Reinforcements for Wear and Corrosion Protection

The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Remanufacturing Reimagined: How Selective Electroplating Extends Service Life and Reduces the Cost of Aerospace Components

Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Lightweight Steel on a (Cold) Roll

Automotive OEMs are faced with the difficult task of significantly improving fuel economy and safety, while maintaining a competitive position in the market – as well as investing in the electrified...

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Test & Measurement

Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?

Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.

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Aerospace

Sensing Applied Load and Damage Effects in Composites with Nondestructive Techniques

Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.

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Power

‘They’ Said It Couldn’t Happen: A Possible Retrofit for Automotive R-134a Refrigerant

When R-1234yf refrigerant was chosen as the low-global-warming replacement for the longtime industry staple R-134a, the consensus being the...

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Materials

Nexcel Project Turns Christmas Trees, Chewing Gum and Flashlight Batteries into Engine Oil

What is the connection between a Christmas tree, chewing gum, used frying oil and 14 flashlight batteries? Answer: together with some other...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Seek Simplified, Portable, Fast Aviation Eddy Current Testing

In aircraft maintenance and repair, eddy current devices have long been used to nondestructively test (NDT) wheels, struts, propellers,...

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Materials

Using Thermoplastics in Aerospace Applications

In August 2017, Qantas Airlines laid down the challenge to both Boeing and Airbus to offer an aircraft that can cross one of aviation's “last frontiers.” That “last frontier” was an...

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Materials

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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Test & Measurement

New Products & Services

Metric-Sized Metal Shapes

Parker Steel Company (Maumee, OH) offers metric-sized metals suitable for applications where presized metric parts are needed. Parker Steel’s cold-finished carbon steel, alloyed...

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Briefs
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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Materials

New Generation Orbital X Motors

Danfoss Power Solutions’ (Ames, IA) new generation Orbital X motors increase flexibility in use, improve application performance and reduce total cost of ownership for OEMs. Two new modular platforms will...

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Electronics & Computers

Thermal Management of Laser Diodes

High-power laser diodes can generate a great deal of heat. Even for laser diodes operating with 70% or higher efficiency, a large amount of applied energy is converted to heat. Since the performance and...

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Test & Measurement

Simulating Thermal Expansion in Composites with Expanded Metal Foil for Lightning Protection

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is comprised of more than fifty percent carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) due to the material’s light weight and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Low-Pressure Carburizing Furnace

Ponar Wadowice S.A. signed a contract for the May 2016 delivery of a Seco/Warwick CaseMaster Evolution (CME) low-pressure carburizing (LPC) furnace, the first such furnace purchased by the company. Ponar...

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Aerospace

Design of a Multi-Segmented Magnetic Robot for Hull Inspection

Hull, deck plate, and tank inspection for corrosion, deformation, and fractures is a necessary part of ship maintenance to ensure functional integrity and proper operation of the...

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Defense

Quantitative Diagnostics of Multilayered Composite Structures with Ultrasonic Guided Waves

Aging infrastructure has a major impact on safety, increasing the need to assess damage severity. Machinery, systems, and components such as...

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Briefs
Materials

Reactive, Multifunctional, Micellar, Composite Nanoparticles for Destruction of Bio-Agents

Multifunctional composites have been investigated for destruction of bio-agents. These materials’ unique properties at the nano scale, including...

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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...

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Technology Update
Defense

Toho Tenax Develops 'Super-Heat-Resistant' Prepreg for Engine Apps

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. announced Nov. 6 that it has developed a new prepreg — a carbon-fiber sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin — that offers super-high-heat and...

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Defense

Computer Simulation’s Role in Advancing Composite Aircraft Structures

Many of the computer simulation tools used today got their start in the Aerospace industry but their use has always been coupled with significant physical testing. The...

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Technology Update
Defense

Enabling high-strength composites to reach their full potential

The use of composite materials for construction of aerospace components began in the early 1980s and is now the material of choice for commercial and military airframe...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Stainless Steel Seals and Adapters

Brennan Industries has extended its stainless steel product line by introducing new stainless steel O-ring face seal and flange adapters. Stainless steel offers increased corrosion resistance and sealing...

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Test & Measurement

Thermal Simulation and Testing of Expanded Metal Foils for Lightning Protection

With the implementation of major aircraft structures fabricated from carbon fiber reinforced plastic materials, lightning protection has become a more complicated...

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Briefs
Materials

Lipid Layer-Based Corrosion Monitoring on Metal Substrates

Corrosion is a deforming process that costs the United States Department of Defense (DOD) approximately $23 billion annually and accounts for 23% of all DOD maintenance. Exhaustive...

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Briefs
Materials

Characterization of Ceramic Composite Materials Using Terahertz Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques

This work describes the use of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques to characterize defects such as rust, voids, etc. in materials,...

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Briefs
Materials

Transparent Ceramics for High-Energy Laser Systems

When a high-energy laser (HEL) beam transmits through a window material, a part of the laser energy is absorbed by the material and causes optical aberrations. This absorbed energy results...

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Application Briefs
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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