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Materials

Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Ultrahard Steels

Recent advances in both alloy development and additive manufacturing have enabled the production of ultrahigh-strength steels in near net shape parts.

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Aerospace

Embraer Completes First Flight of E-Freighter Jet

The first E190F, a converted jet from passenger transport to freighter (E-Freighter), recently completed its first flight in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The Embraer team flew the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Boeing to Start Latest P-8A Poseidon Airframe, Avionics Increment 3 Upgrades

The U.S. Navy delivered the first P-8A Poseidon aircraft to be modified with Increment 3 Block 2 capabilities to Boeing on March 27, enabling the fleet to be...

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Materials

Air Force to Flight Test Drag-Reducing Finlets, Microvanes and Riblets on Legacy Aircraft

The Department of Defense (DoD) relies on airborne logistics to support global military operations, and airlift and air-to-air refueling are both...

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Manned Systems

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NAVAIR Clears V-22 Osprey for Return to Flight

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has cleared the tiltrotor V-22 Osprey to return to flight.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A Computational Method for Creating New Ceramics with Transition Metals

Extraordinarily rugged with a melting temperature of several thousand degrees Fahrenheit. That describes the results of research into new ceramic materials sponsored...

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Materials

New Report Outlines Current Status of Directed Energy Weapons Supply Chain

Directed energy weapons (DEWs), including high energy lasers (HELs) and high-power microwaves (HPMs), have emerged as potentially transformative weapons on the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Preliminary Report Shows 737 Fuselage Bolts Were Missing Before Alaska Airlines Flight

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its preliminary report on the cause of the in-flight structural failure that occurred during...

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Articles
Materials

Approximating the Material Stresses and System Requirements for Hypersonic Flight

The challenges associated with hypersonic flight are significant in that the drag forces, temperatures, and heat flux put large demands on materials. First and foremost is managing the exposure to high temperatures that will be in excess of 1,000 °C.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

FAA Expands Boeing 737 Investigation to Manufacturing and Production Lines

The Federal Aviation Administration is expanding its investigation into what caused the recent Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 incident to Boeing's manufacturing...

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Materials

Army Launches $50 Million Advanced Manufacturing Initiative for Aviation and Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded a $50 million three-year research project to Auburn University to understand how new manufacturing materials and...

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Materials

How the US Navy Uses Organic Manufacturing to Combat Supply Chain Constraints

When supply chain constraints make it challenging to source parts for aircraft maintained at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), the depot’s organic...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Cold Spray Technology

Naval Air Systems Command
Naval Air Station North Island, CA
(619) 545-3415
www.navair.navy.mil

In the realm of naval aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul, a transformative technology is...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Peregrine Spacecraft Suffers Propellant Leak After Successful Rocket Launch

Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander suffered a failure within its propulsion system after deploying from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur rocket...

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Regulations/Standards

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
Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

How Distributed Metal Additive Manufacturing Can Add a Surge to Military Supplier Strategies

By embracing advanced metal additive manufacturing, ammunition and systems manufacturers can enhance their responsiveness to changing demands and better secure their supply chains against potential threats.

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Ensure Aerospace Composite Quality with Force Measurement, Material Testing

Force measurement and material testing is an essential process for product designers and manufacturers to ensure part integrity, and to gain insightful data for creating the highest quality composite components.

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Unlocking the Potential of 3D-Printed Polymers in Aerospace and Defense

As we look ahead, it’s evident that the aerospace and defense industries are at the forefront of leveraging the potential of additive manufacturing. They are the main reason for the advent of high-performance polymers in AM.

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Briefs
Materials

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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Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Composite Repair Engineering Case Studies for U.S. Army Aerostructures

As technologies develop, aircraft mature, and strides are made in advanced materials development and analysis, aircraft have increased use of advanced composites within the aerostructure. These advanced materials are now being used in highly loaded structures, including aerodynamic profiles.

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Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Modeling and Experimenting with 2D Materials for CMOS Type Devices and Digital Integrated Circuits

Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides have been proposed as novel optoelectronic materials for space applications due to their relatively light weight. MoS2 has been shown to have excellent semiconducting and photonic properties. Here, we report the effect of gamma irradiation on the structural and optical properties of a monolayer of MoS2.

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Materials

RAMFIRE Project Develops, Tests 3D-Printed Aluminum Rocket Engine Nozzle

NASA recently built and tested an additively-manufactured – or 3D printed – rocket engine nozzle made of aluminum, making it lighter than conventional nozzles...

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Materials

3D Printing in Combat Zones: A Paradigm Shift for Marine Corps Logistics

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to execute its strategic shift towards the Indo-Pacific, the importance of overcoming the logistical challenges of the modern...

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Power

New CFM56 Turbine Blades to Improve Reliability for Thousands of Commercial and Military Aircraft Engines

CFM International has introduced a new design for High-Pressure Turbine (HPT) blades featured on the CFM56 engine, one of the most...

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Defense

AUSA 2023: Long Range Hypersonic Weapon Leads Army’s Modernization Priorities

One of the top modernization efforts for the Army is the development of long-range hypersonic capabilities, according to comments made by Secretary of the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Navy Starts First Assemblies of F-35 Lift Fan Clutch

The U.S. Navy's Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) achieved its first assembly of a lift fan clutch for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, becoming the first Department of Defense (DoD)...

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News
Energy

2023 Battery Show North America Opens as Automakers, Suppliers Intensify Battery Investments

As the world’s major auto markets begin an inexorable shift to EVs and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), any discussion of the engineering...

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