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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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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

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

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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Materials

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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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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Electronics & Computers

Pulse Plasma Nitriding for Aerospace Applications

Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

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Materials

Novel Method De-Ices Planes on the Fly

How do you control ice formation on a plane, even when it’s in flight? A de-icing method exploits how frost grows on pillar structures to suspend ice as it forms into a layer that’s easier to...

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Materials

Nanoscale Materials Could Reduce Manufacturing, Aviation Greenhouse Gasses

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is partnering with 16 industrial partners on the MASTRO project, which is tasked with...

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Materials

Thin Explosive Films Provide Snapshot of How Detonations Start

Using thin films — no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick — of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New 3D-Printed Antenna Designs Reduce Cost, Weight and Size

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas and arrays to advance radar technology and enable new applications for the U.S. Navy. The...

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Materials

Plasma Nitride Surface Hardening of Titanium for Aerospace and Armament Applications

Titanium is irreplaceable in many industrial applications. But the metal can still be improved.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Laser Cleaner Robot

A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.

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Defense

Scientists Explore Nanoparticles for Future Weapon Systems

Material scientists from the U.S. Army and Department of Energy conducted a study of plasma-treated aluminum nanoparticles with the goal of improving future propellants and...

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Electronics & Computers

New Products

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

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New Products and Services

Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.

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Materials

Tips for Choosing CBN Grinding Wheels

Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

How Advanced Vacuum Bag Kits Streamline Composite Parts Manufacturing

The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.

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Materials

Designing Sensory and Adaptive Composite Materials

Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Progress on Zirconia-Polyurea Matrix Hybrid Composites

Incorporating zirconia particles into polyurea elastomers to form hybrid composites and designing them into state-of-the-art body armor has the potential to achieve lightweight ballistic efficiency.

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Materials

Army Fields New Chemical Detection Technology

Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Diamond Super-Material Enhances Aircraft Survivability

A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.

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Materials

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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Defense

Second Vendor F-35 Canopy Testing Completed

Testers from the Holloman High Speed Test Track, in conjunction with members of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, Lockheed Martin, Martin Baker, and BAE Systems, successfully...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Moving Metal AM Forward

The global 3D-printing metals market was estimated to be US $774 million in 2019, according to a recent research report by MarketsandMarkets. The research company projects the market to reach more than US $3.1...

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Materials

Wearable Device Camouflages Its Wearer Regardless of the Weather

Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles,...

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Materials

Understanding Condensation Leads to Better De-icing Materials

Water repellency is needed for surfaces to shed condensation buildup. New research by the University of Illinois and North Carolina State University shows that the necessity...

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Electronics & Computers

Outsourcing Plasma Treatments for Surface Modification

For many manufacturers, plasma-applied coatings and surface treatments can play a significant role in new product development.