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Materials

Hierarchical Diamond-Based Ceramic Composites

This research developed and utilized advanced processing, modeling, and micromechanical tools.

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Energy

Biobased Carbon Fibers and Thermosetting Resins for Use in DOD Composites Applications

The aim was to use renewable resources derived from plants and other sources to prepare high-performance carbon fiber and thermosetting matrix resins with high strength and high thermal resistance.

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Materials

JPADS Brings New Sustainment Capability to Future Fight

The Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS) is one of more than 250 weapons systems being experimented with during Project Convergence 2022 (PC22). PC22 is bringing together members...

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Materials

Air Force Explores Use of Thermoplastic Fin for F-16

Collins Aerospace was awarded a contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory to build an advanced, high-impact resistant, F-16 ventral fin using Collins’ thermoplastic welding...

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Propulsion

Sentinel Missile Design and Manufacturing Processes Validated

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully cast the LGM-35A Sentinel program’s first inert stage-one and stage-two solid rocket motor set this summer. The casting event...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Collins Aerospace to Manufacture F-15EX Wheels and Brakes

Collins Aerospace recently announced its selection by Boeing to provide boltless wheels and carbon brakes for lots one through three on the F-15EX aircraft in production for the...

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Defense

DEVCOM Forms International Partnership to Study Superhard Materials

Developing world-class advanced technology for soldiers on the battlefield is a key part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s (DEVCOM) mission....

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Materials

Solving Signal Interference Challenges in Aerospace and Defense Electronics

As the complexity of signal challenges in aerospace and defense technology increases, design engineers need to creatively combine materials to solve multiple problems at once.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Closing the Loop on EV Battery Recycling

Development of a robust electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling industry has moved from a net-positive sideline to a necessity as automakers, and their suppliers, transition away from internal...

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Materials

Full-Field Optical Strain Measurement Systems for Materials and Structures Certification

Full-field optical strain is crucial for composites materials and structures. With the complexity of materials and designs, single-point sensors...

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Materials

Ceramic Matrix Composites Offer Lighter, More Durable Engine Parts

If you're looking for the next cool idea in sustainable aviation, Pratt & Whitney's (P&W) Andy Lazur may have just the thing. Only it’s designed to run hot.

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Aerospace

Oscillating Heat Pipes Tested for Use in Space

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two (ASETS-II). The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing...

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Materials

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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Aerospace

Air Force Wind Tunnel Team Takes 3D Printing Program to Next Dimension

It started with a piece here, a small part there. But since its inception at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak,...

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Imaging

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Aerospace

The Science of Joining Dissimilar Metals in Aerospace Manufacturing

With the industry’s traditional focus on welding and brazing, there has been minimal formal education on diffusion bonding.

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Materials

NASA to Increase Sustainable Aircraft Manufacturing with HiCAM

One of the aeronautical challenges of the 21st century is finding a way to quickly construct new, sustainable aircraft. Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM), one...

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Test & Measurement

Air Force Propulsion Team Continues Flow Visualization Study

Team members with the 717th Test Squadron, 804th Test Group, Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base are continuing to collect shadowgraph measurements...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printing Metal Parts on a Ship

Senior level military members are constantly evaluating risk and finding ways to articulate and mitigate risks on the battlefield. When it comes to new technology adoption and consideration, these same...

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Energy

Designing for Space and Other Extreme Environments

In aerospace and defense, applications rely on mission-critical components to ensure proper functioning in extreme environments. In the many instances in this field where...

Application Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

To the Moon and Beyond with Additive Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne uses metal 3D printing technology from Velo3D to make a critical flight component lighter, smaller, and much less expensive.

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Electronics & Computers

Design Guidelines for Military and Aerospace PCBs

Printed Circuit Boards are the heart of the electronics industry. They are used in a diverse range of applications starting from consumer electronics to complicated aerospace and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Printable Superalloy

Velo3D, Inc. Campbell, CA
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Velo3D, Inc., a company that specializes in metal additive manufacturing technology for mission-critical parts, has qualified the nickel-based...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Molded RF Materials for Hypersonic Sensors and Seekers

Hypersonics and the materials needed therein are critical to both our nation’s defense and our national economy, says one feature writer.

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Materials

Machining Beryllium

Because beryllium is extremely expensive, the learning curve for potential competitors is costly.

Technical Innovation
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

3DEO Launches New Metal 3D-Printing Platform

California-based 3DEO unveiled in February its new metal 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. The proprietary platform has been in development for the past five years....

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Weapons Systems

Air Force Awards $100 Million to Continue B-1 Digital Engineering Program

The B-1 System Program Office (SPO) recently awarded a six-year, $100 million follow-on contract to Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation...

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Aerospace

Making Carbon Aircraft Brakes More Environmentally Friendly

For those onboard a commercial jet, the lowering of the landing gear is a familiar sound signaling the home stretch of the flight. Then comes the sound of wheels on the tarmac,...

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Materials

Microtube Technology: A Catalyst for Next-Gen Aerospace Thermal Control

Intergalactic, an aerospace thermal management company, has an inventive approach to heat exchangers.