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NASA Engineers Build Aircraft Using 3D Printed Parts and Harvested UAV Components

NASA Engineers Build Aircraft Using 3D Printed Parts and Harvested UAV Components

Engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center, along with student interns have successfully utilized 3-D printed parts and components from surplus unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to build custom aircraft. Components from the small electric aircraft – the Aerovironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye UAVs, were used in this effort. [More]
NASA Invites Proposals to Develop Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Mars Mission

NASA Invites Proposals to Develop Ultra-Lightweight Materials for Mars Mission

NASA is inviting proposals as part of its Game-Changing Development Program in order to develop and produce ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace applications, including vehicles and structures. [More]
Nanotronics’ Microscope nSPEC® 3D Captures Nanoscale 3D Images

Nanotronics’ Microscope nSPEC® 3D Captures Nanoscale 3D Images

Nanotronics Imaging, a provider of advanced nanoimaging solutions, has unveiled its latest computer-controlled microscope, the nSPEC® 3D at the 2014 International Elastomer Conference organized by the American Chemical Society in Nasheville, Tennessee, between October 14 and 16. [More]
Plastic-Like Metals Offer Potential Applications in Spacecraft Hardware Design

Plastic-Like Metals Offer Potential Applications in Spacecraft Hardware Design

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the California Institute of Technology, and Brigham Young University have developed a new technique for producing complex compliant mechanisms, by combining innovative manufacturing methods and materials. [More]
Exova Supports Boeing Apache programme

Exova Supports Boeing Apache programme

Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider has been contracted by Boeing to conduct materials testing as part of its AH-64 Apache attack helicopter development programme. Exova’s Santa... [More]
Several Ipsen VFS® Furnaces Shipping for Use in the Medical and Aerospace Industries

Several Ipsen VFS® Furnaces Shipping for Use in the Medical and Aerospace Industries

Between September and December 2014, Ipsen will be shipping four VFS® furnaces from their Souderton, Pennsylvania facility to customers around the United Sates. These shipments – valued at more than $4.7 mil... [More]
Researchers Discover “Branched” Carbon-Bearing Interstellar Molecules

Researchers Discover “Branched” Carbon-Bearing Interstellar Molecules

Researchers belonging to Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Bonn, Germany), University of Cologne (Germany), and the Cornell University (USA) have discovered a “branched” carbon-bearing molecule in interstellar space for the very first time. [More]

Hexcel Promotes Composites For Aerospace, Automotive And Wind Energy At Composites Europe 2014

Hexcel will be promoting its latest carbon fibre and composite technologies at Composites Europe 2014, in Stuttgart, Germany, from 7th to 9th October 2014.  Hexcel will show how innovations in carbon fibre, prepregs... [More]
Hexcel congratulates Airbus on the A320neo Maiden Flight

Hexcel congratulates Airbus on the A320neo Maiden Flight

Hexcel Corporation congratulates Airbus on the successful maiden flight of the A320neo today. The A320neo, which stands for new engine option, took off from Toulouse at 12:00 noon local time and landed back at the Blagnac airport over two hours later. [More]
MIT Design  Innovative "Skin-Tight" Spacesuits Using Shape Memory Alloys

MIT Design Innovative "Skin-Tight" Spacesuits Using Shape Memory Alloys

Researchers from the MIT have succeeded in designing a skin-tight, pressurized spacesuit integrated with tiny, spring-like coils, which contract when heated. Shape-memory alloy (SMA) was used to create the coil. SMA is a material that can return to its original shape when bent or deformed. It has the unique property of “remembering” its original shape. [More]