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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]
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]