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AEROLIA SAS Honors Hexcel with Best Research & Technology Partner Award

AEROLIA SAS Honors Hexcel with Best Research & Technology Partner Award

Hexcel has been presented with an award for “Best Research & Technology Partner” by AEROLIA SAS (Stelia Aerospace), acknowledging the strong collaboration between the companiesin demonstrating the potential of HiTape® technology for next generation aircraft primary structures. [More]
NASA's Langley to Test Composite Multi-Bay Box Delivered by Super Guppy Plane

NASA's Langley to Test Composite Multi-Bay Box Delivered by Super Guppy Plane

NASA’s Super Guppy plane has hauled a huge composite fuselage cross-section from Long Beach, California to the Langley Research Center in Virginia for testing. This plane resembles a giant fish and is based at the Houston facility of NASA's Johnson Space Center. [More]
Novel Non-Contact, Laser-Based Dimensional Measurement System for Aircraft Wing Boxes

Novel Non-Contact, Laser-Based Dimensional Measurement System for Aircraft Wing Boxes

Oil & gas pipe measurement specialist Optical Metrology Services (OMS) has developed a non-contact, laser-based dimensional measurement system for aircraft wing boxes (horizontal stabilisers) and other similar shaped systems. [More]
Ipsen’s Heat-Treating Furnaces Serve the Aerospace Industry, Fulfilling a Variety of Needs

Ipsen’s Heat-Treating Furnaces Serve the Aerospace Industry, Fulfilling a Variety of Needs

With the Aerospace sector’s demand for a variety of quality parts, companies continue to rely on Ipsen for high-performance heat treatment equipment that is capable of meeting their specific needs and specifications. [More]
NASA Approves Boeing’s First Milestone Towards Certifying its Human Space Transportation System

NASA Approves Boeing’s First Milestone Towards Certifying its Human Space Transportation System

Boeing has completed its first milestone in certifying its human space transportation system for launching NASA crew to the International Space Station. This is part of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract and NASA has approved this completion. [More]
NASA Low Outgassing Approved, One Component Epoxy Features a Glass Transition Temperature of 225°C

NASA Low Outgassing Approved, One Component Epoxy Features a Glass Transition Temperature of 225°C

Formulated to operate over the wide temperature range of -80°F to +650°F, Master Bond EP17HT-LO is a one part epoxy for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. [More]
AR, NASA Complete First Hot-Fire Tests on 3D Printed Engine Components

AR, NASA Complete First Hot-Fire Tests on 3D Printed Engine Components

NASA recently partnered with AR and successfully completed the initial hot-fire tests using copper alloy materials on a thrust chamber assembly of an advanced rocket engine. The Game Changing Development Program in the Space Technology and Mission Directorate of NASA has been investing actively in 3D printing research and has co-funded a test series with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) at the Glenn Research Center. Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is increasing in popularity and is transforming the cost, speed and flexibility of building and designing future machines for earth and space applications. [More]
Composites Toughened with Plasma Functionalized Graphene Could Lead to Next Generation Aerospace Structures

Composites Toughened with Plasma Functionalized Graphene Could Lead to Next Generation Aerospace Structures

The School of Engineering at Cardiff University and Haydale have announced new research demonstrating significant improvements in mechanical performance including impact resistance in carbon fibre composites. [More]
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center Tests Advanced Shape-Changing Aircraft Flap

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center Tests Advanced Shape-Changing Aircraft Flap

In order to improve aerodynamic efficiency, researchers have substituted the traditional aluminum flaps found in an airplane with trailing-edge wing flaps that can seamlessly bend and twist during flight. [More]
NASA’s Massive Robotic Arm for Aerospace Applications

NASA’s Massive Robotic Arm for Aerospace Applications

Researchers from NASA's Langley Research Center have designed a huge robotic arm that collects spools of carbon fibers and moves in a preprogrammed pattern to arrange these fibers in a 40-foot long bed, to fabricate aerospace structures and parts. [More]
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