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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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Materials

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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Aerospace

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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Aerospace

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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Materials

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...

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Aerospace

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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Communications

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
+1-408-610-3915
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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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Aerospace

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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Aerospace

Machining Beryllium

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

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Materials

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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

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

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Technology Helps Connect Avionics Systems

A modular connector system provides smaller, lighter interconnections for denser, more tightly packed avionics systems.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Using Open-Cavity Plastic Packages in Avionics Applications

See which methods can help semiconductors meet very tight time-to-market windows.

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Manned Systems

Airfield Matting System

An airfield matting system is designed to be more friendly to air and sea transport.

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Design

Unlocking the Digital Potential in Composite Manufacturing

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has worked with the National Composites Centre (NCC), Cranfield University and aerospace engineering...

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Materials

Finding the Perfect Aluminum for Additive Manufacturing

Make aluminum work for you (and your 3D-printing applications).

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Materials

Fatigue Behavior of an Advanced Melt-Infiltrated SIC/SIC Composite with Environmental Barrier Coating at 1200°C in Air and in Steam

SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites are being evaluated for aircraft engine hot-section components.

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Electronics & Computers

Novel Whisker Mitigating Composite Conformal Coat Assessment

DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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

Bio-Based Polyurethane Containing Isosorbide for Use in Composites and Coatings

Polyurethane can be easily molded or cast into a film at ambient conditions.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Test & Measurement

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

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Design

New Airfield Matting System Being Developed

Since the 1940s, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has evaluated expeditionary airfield matting systems that allow military units to quickly build runways, hangar...

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Photonics/Optics

Researchers Developing Prototype of Next-Gen Night Vision Technology

Three University of Arkansas researchers — electrical engineering professor Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, Distinguished Professor Greg Salamo, and Jin Hu, assistant...

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Medical

Military Tests New Chemical Agent Detection Systems

Warfighters from across the nation conducted operational testing of new chemical agent detection systems between October and November. Through these warfighters’ efforts, data was...