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Aerospace

US Companies Advance DoD Investment in Rare Earth Materials Supply Chain

Since 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) has invested $400 million into U.S.-based companies to expand the domestic supply chain for rare earth materials needed...

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INSIDER
Materials

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Fleet Grounded Following In-Flight Loss of Cabin Door Plug

The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded 171 in-service Boeing 737 MAX 9s following an Alaska Airlines flight involving the aircraft type last week....

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Articles
Manned Systems

How to Select the Right Silicone for Space Applications

Selecting the right silicone manufacturer with a proven track record of extensive experience in the application and customization of space-grade silicones is as important as considering the materials’ function, purity and process requirements when choosing a silicone for space applications.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

SPE Names 2023’s Best Automotive Plastics Innovations

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in early November, 2023 announced the winners of the 52nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala (IAG). The annual competition highlights...

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Briefs
Green Design & Manufacturing

Towards Sustainable Recycling of Epoxy-Based Polymers: Approaches and Challenges of Epoxy Biodegradation

Epoxy polymers are widely used in various industries. However, the disposal of epoxy polymers and composites thereof has become a significant concern due to their recalcitrant nature and the adverse environmental effects caused by traditional recycling methods.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

Rivian R1T Analyzed by Teardown Expert

Rivian’s R1T is in big demand by both the public and the industry. OEMs are still scrambling to acquire their own examples of the pioneering, innovative electric pickup for competitive analysis...

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Articles
Aerospace

Honda Sticking with Structural Adhesives

For the all-new 2021 Acura TLX sedan, Honda revealed a new design for its front shock towers (aka “damper housings”) that leveraged dissimilar materials, self-piercing rivets (SPRs) and...

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Automotive

How EVs and Their Electronics Stick Together

Thermal management and vehicle weight reduction are among the challenges facing electric vehicles (EV) and automated driving systems, as engineers focus on improving vehicle range,...

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

Modeling software, Fiber-optic adhesive, warfighter cameras, and more.

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Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...

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Materials

The Inside Story on Adhesive Tapes for Automotive Heat Shielding

Michael VanHaerents, automotive business development manager for Avery Dennison Performance Tapes, explains the unique properties and benefits of Avery Dennison’s adhesive tapes for heat-shield attachment.

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Application Briefs
Materials

Ruggedized Bioprinter

nScrypt Inc.
Orlando, FL
407-275-4755
www.nscrypt.com

nScrypt has partnered with the U.S. Military, the Uniformed Services University 4D Bio3 Program, and The Geneva Foundation to move bioprinting out...

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Unmanned Systems

Stuck on Structural Adhesives

A funny thing happened on the way to the total-vehicle lightweighting that’s now a common engineering dictate for nearly every new vehicle: structural adhesives—which entered low-volume automotive use in...

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News
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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Articles
Materials

Foam for NVH Solutions

Avery Dennison FT 8392 is a high-performance, foam bonding tape ideal for automotive NVH applications. The 3.6 mil tape is a double-coated differential with an acrylic adhesive for the lamination side and a rubber adhesive for the substrate side featuring a PET film carrier.

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Technology Report
Aerospace

For Bonding Dissimilar Materials, Adhesives Can Be a Sticking Point—or Lack of It

As the auto industry adopts an increasingly wide mix of materials in its pursuit of constantly tougher weight-saving and service-longevity targets,...

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News
Test & Measurement

Breaking Bonds

Bonded composite airframe structures offer a potential to achieve more affordable manufacturing and more efficient structures, ultimately meeting United States Air Force (USAF) goals to increase range and reduce fuel...

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News
Materials

Faster, Lighter, Stronger: Aerospace Composites Join Together Advanced Materials

Boeing and Airbus forecast a worldwide demand for up to 40,000 new aircraft over the next two decades. With a 10-year production backlog and new aircraft...

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Product Briefs
Aerospace

Electrically Conductive Adhesive

LOCTITE ABLESTIK ICP 3535M1 electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) from Henkel (Irvine, CA) provides a robust alternative to solder for many applications, lowers component assembly stress, and facilitates...

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News
Aerospace

Light-Curable Black Adhesive

DELO-DUALBOND GE4949 from DELO Adhesives (Sudbury, MA) is a black adhesive that is light-curable. The black-dyed, multi-purpose, modified acrylate can be used for bonding most metals, plastics and glass....

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Materials

Non-Hazardous Specialty Polymers

EpoxySet Inc. (Lincoln, RI) has released SetWORX specialty polymers, a line of high-performance materials. According to the company, SetWORX was developed to be non-hazardous for shipping, therefore reducing...

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Briefs
Materials

Conductive Polymeric Nanocomposite Materials

AFRL scientists have developed a method for uniformly dispersing carbon nanofibers throughout polymeric materials to increase their conductivity. Engineers will be able to employ the resulting...

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