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NASA’s $2.25 Million Challenge to Build 3D-Printed Habitat for Deep Space Exploration

NASA’s $2.25 Million Challenge to Build 3D-Printed Habitat for Deep Space Exploration

NASA and America Makes are hosting a novel $2.25 million competition, which involves designing and constructing a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration. [More]
SAMPE Baltimore 2015: Hexcel to Exhibit Latest Technologies for Aerospace Applications

SAMPE Baltimore 2015: Hexcel to Exhibit Latest Technologies for Aerospace Applications

Hexcel will be exhibiting at the SAMPE conference on May 18-21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in booth B40 to promote its latest technologies for aerospace applications. Specialists from Hexcel’s carbon fibers, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb and engineered core groups will be there to speak with attendees about Hexcel’s wide variety of products and offerings. [More]
Airbus Produces Aircraft with 1000 3D Printed Parts in Partnership with Stratasys

Airbus Produces Aircraft with 1000 3D Printed Parts in Partnership with Stratasys

Top aircraft manufacturer Airbus has partnered with Stratasys, a global manufacturing leader in 3D printing and additives, to use Stratasys FDM 3D Production Systems to manufacture more than 1000 flight parts for its novel A350 XWB aircraft in 2014. [More]
NRL Researchers Use Sintering Technique to Develop Transparent Ceramic Spinel

NRL Researchers Use Sintering Technique to Develop Transparent Ceramic Spinel

A team of researchers headed by Dr. Jas Sanghera of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been involved in a research spanning over 10 years to create transparent spinel, a special ceramic which is tough as armor, scratchproof and unbreakable, using the sintering technique. The probable areas of use are camera lens and smart phone. [More]
Researchers Insert Lightweight, Thin Membranes in Aircraft Honeycomb Structures for Noise Reduction

Researchers Insert Lightweight, Thin Membranes in Aircraft Honeycomb Structures for Noise Reduction

Passengers have to deal with noise while flying in an airplane or helicopter. Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have partnered together to create a membrane which can be added into the aircraft structure to significantly decrease low-frequency noise that enters the cabin. [More]

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]