Airbus Helicopters is replacing aluminum in a fitting in the aircraft door of the Airbus A350-900 with a high-modulus, carbon fiber-reinforced high performance polymer. The brackets, now manufactured from VICTREX® PEEK 90HMF40, has been developed by Airbus Helicopters and is in serial production for commercial use after receiving the relevant component qualification. [More]
A pioneering collaboration between two North West universities has resulted in a successful world-first aeronautic flight test. [More]
A wide range of rare earth metal foils is available from Goodfellow, a leading supplier of high-purity metals and materials for research and industry. The foils represent 14 of the 15 metals in the lanthanide series (only promethium is unavailable), plus scandium and yttrium. Ranging in thickness from 0.005mm to 2.0mm, all of the foils have a purity greater than or equal to 99 percent. [More]
Surmet Corp congratulates NASA and its contractors on the recent mind-boggling accomplishment, and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute the critically enabling Silicon mirror-surface technology for the LORRI telescope, which was part of the New Horizons mission. [More]
The researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen have developed a new clamping system that holds promise in eliminating vibration of blades during processing. This novel clamping system is capable of improving vibration absorption of blades by over 400 times and minimizes the manufacturing costs by 5000 Euros. [More]
H.C. Starck announces that its Fabricated Products Division has received the 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.
The Boeing Company issues this award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior su... [More]
Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today announced that it has completed the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a global leader in titanium and specialty metal products and services for the aerospace, defense, energy and medical device markets. The merger, announced on March 9, became effective today. [More]
A 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed and built at the University of Southampton, was successfully test launched from the front of the Royal Navy warship, HMS Mersey, and landed safely on a Dorset beach. [More]
TenCate Advanced Composites, a leading supplier of advanced composite materials for aerospace and industrial applications, has begun production of compression molded parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a breakthrough method to enhance strength and modulus of carbon fibers. This new technique is based on an advanced method for spinning an organic polymer resin known as polyacrylonitrile (PAN), which is used to create carbon fibers. [More]