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IBC Engineered Materials Receives Purchase Order From UTC Aerospace Systems

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp, a leading advanced alloys and precision castings company, has received a purchase order from UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. to supply advanced Beralcast® componen... [More]
Synthetic Muscle Material to be Tested in Space

Synthetic Muscle Material to be Tested in Space

Lenore Rasmussen’s Synthetic Muscle™ material will be launched to the International Space Station by a Falcon 9 rocket on April 13, 2015, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. [More]
NASA Nominations for Designing Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Aerospace Applications

NASA Nominations for Designing Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Aerospace Applications

In an attempt to design and fabricate ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for aircraft structures and vehicles, NASA has chosen three proposals that enable 40% weight reduction of spacecraft used for deep space exploration applications. [More]
Prototyping Firm Meets Sky-High Expectations After Creating Aircraft Cabin Model

Prototyping Firm Meets Sky-High Expectations After Creating Aircraft Cabin Model

Prototyping firm Ogle has been upgraded to ‘first class’ after creating a high fidelity model of an aircraft cabin. Ogle’s true-to-life model enabled B/E Aerospace, a leading global manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products, to get agreement from a client on the aesthetics of a product before the development progressed into the detailed design phase and testing. [More]
NASA SMAP Spacecraft Utilizes TenCate Cetex® Thermoplastic Composites for Mesh Reflector

NASA SMAP Spacecraft Utilizes TenCate Cetex® Thermoplastic Composites for Mesh Reflector

TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced composite materials, provides Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace to utilize TenCate Cetex® thermoplastic composites for the AstroMesh® deployable mesh reflector on the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft. This reflector uses TenCate Cetex® to achieve parabolic shape design, strength, durability, and weight savings. [More]
Low Stress, Optically Clear, One Part Silicone Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Low Stress, Optically Clear, One Part Silicone Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Passing ASTM E595 testing for NASA low outgassing, Master Bond MasterSil 920-LO is a high performance, room temperature vulcanizing silicone for sealing, coating and small encapsulations. [More]
European Project Focuses on More Efficient Recycling of Aircraft Materials

European Project Focuses on More Efficient Recycling of Aircraft Materials

The continuous evolution of the aviation industry allows it to create lighter aircraft, minimize fuel consumption and associated emissions, and establish more-efficient recycling systems to allow reusing of the valuable materials used in aircraft building. [More]

Proton OnSite to Supply Electrolyzer Stacks for Multiple Submarine Fleets

Proton OnSite, the world leader in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzer technology, has announced it has received follow-on orders for Navy electrolyzer cell stacks from UTC Aerospace Systems, a leading defense an... [More]
AnalySwift VABS Program Selected by Korea Institute of Energy Research for Composite Wind Turbine Blade Modeling

AnalySwift VABS Program Selected by Korea Institute of Energy Research for Composite Wind Turbine Blade Modeling

AnalySwift, LLC, a leading provider of efficient yet accurate modeling software for composites in the aerospace and energy industries, announced today that Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has selected their VABS program for rigorous modeling of composite wind turbine blades. KIER strives to improve quality of life through supporting technology development related to the national energy policy, including the exploration of new energy sources, such as wind. [More]
ESA Awards IComp €240k for Research on Demisable Bio-Composite Space Materials

ESA Awards IComp €240k for Research on Demisable Bio-Composite Space Materials

The Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp) at the University of Limerick has been awarded €240,000 by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a new space materials research project, entitled “Demisable Bio-Composite Materials”. The 18 month project which commenced last month is led by Dr Walter Stanley, Lecturer in Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Biomedical Engineering at UL. [More]