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Insect Legs Inspire Improved Designs of Long Tubular Structures

Insect Legs Inspire Improved Designs of Long Tubular Structures

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin are working on a project to identify the various ways the legs of cockroaches, locusts, bees and stick insects bend and buckle when subject to stress. The researchers believe that their study will help in improving the safety of long tubular structures utilized in hospital equipment, such as catheters and in aircraft to minimize weight. [More]
One Component, High Strength Epoxy for Structural Bonding Applications

One Component, High Strength Epoxy for Structural Bonding Applications

Formulated primarily for high performance structural bonding applications, Master Bond EP13SPND-2 is a one part, high temperature resistant epoxy for the aerospace and specialty OEM industries. [More]

Hardide Aerospace Coatings DrivesGrowth, Appoints New Business Development Manager

Hardide Aerospace Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has appointed Stewart Gibson as Business Development Manager to drive forward the company’s global sales activity in the civil and milita... [More]
Molecular Adsorber Coating Panels Help Prevent Contamination of James Webb Space Telescope

Molecular Adsorber Coating Panels Help Prevent Contamination of James Webb Space Telescope

Engineers at NASA have developed a Molecular Adsorber Coating (MAC) that can help protect delicate instruments, satellites and the James Webb Space Telescope from contamination due to outgassing. [More]
TRB Lightweight Structures Gains AS9100 Aerospace Accreditation

TRB Lightweight Structures Gains AS9100 Aerospace Accreditation

TRB Lightweight Structures has successfully gained AS9100 (BS EN 9100) aerospace accreditation, adding to the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) and ISO 9001 certifications already in place. [More]

Victrex Announces New Aerospace Bracket Technology for Lower Fuel and Manufacturing Costs Specified for Use on Bombardier Aircraft

A new bracket technology suitable for use in hydraulic and fuel brackets for the wings, center box and fuel tanks of aircraft can result in significant weight reduction of at least 40% compared to metals. Enhancing th... [More]

Haydale Subsidiary Changes Name & Creates New Aerospace Unit

Haydale Ltd., a leader in the development of enhanced graphene and nanoparticulate materials, has announced a number of important developments at its EPL Composite Solutions Ltd subsidiary acquired in 2014. [More]
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]