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SME’s Annual Technical Conference to Discuss Future of Aerospace Structure and Materials

SME’s Annual Technical Conference to Discuss Future of Aerospace Structure and Materials

After nearly 100 years as the go-to material in aerospace construction, aluminum is facing competition from composites and other advanced materials. Starting Monday, attendees of SME's annual AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing technical conference and exhibition will see first-hand the advanced materials powering today's revolutions in aerospace construction. [More]
Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Satellite Successfully Completes Critical System-Level Thermal Vacuum Testing

Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Satellite Successfully Completes Critical System-Level Thermal Vacuum Testing

Engineers at Lockheed Martin recently proved their design for the world’s most powerful Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite can operate in and withstand the harsh conditions it will experience on orbit. [More]
ICESat-2 Uses Photon Counting Technique in Spaceflight Instruments

ICESat-2 Uses Photon Counting Technique in Spaceflight Instruments

NASA’s follow-on to the successful ICESat mission will employ a never-before-flown technique for determining the topography of ice sheets and the thickness of sea ice, but that won’t be the only first for this mission. [More]
Boeing Uses Hexcel's Composite Materials in 737 MAX for Superior Strength and Fuel-Efficiency

Boeing Uses Hexcel's Composite Materials in 737 MAX for Superior Strength and Fuel-Efficiency

Hexcel and Boeing today celebrated the first flight of the 737 MAX 8 — the first member of Boeing’s efficient 737 MAX family — which took to the skies from Renton Field near Boeing’s 737 Final Assembly plant in Renton, Wash. [More]
Alcoa Agrees to Supply Multi-Material Aerospace Parts to Boeing

Alcoa Agrees to Supply Multi-Material Aerospace Parts to Boeing

Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today announced a long-term supply agreement with Boeing for multi-material aerospace parts. Under this agreement, Alcoa will supply components for the 777X—Boeing’s newest commercial airplane—the 737 MAX—scheduled for first delivery in 2017—and the 787 Dreamliner. The deal draws on capabilities gained through the Firth Rixson acquisition and the Company’s new aluminum-lithium facility in Lafayette, Indiana. [More]
Toho Tenax Renews Long-Term Contract to Supply PYROMEX Aircraft Brake-Friction Materials to UTAS

Toho Tenax Renews Long-Term Contract to Supply PYROMEX Aircraft Brake-Friction Materials to UTAS

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd., the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibers and composites business, announced today that it has revised and renewed a long-term contract to supply PYROMEX®, an oxidized PAN fiber (OPF) to UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), a member of the United Technologies (UTC) group. Under the terms of the agreement, Toho Tenax and UTAS have extended their contract another five years, to 2030. [More]
TU Wien Researchers Develop New Procedure to Produce Angular Polyimide Particles

TU Wien Researchers Develop New Procedure to Produce Angular Polyimide Particles

Polyimides are considered to be a lot denser than metals and are capable of withstanding chemically aggressive solvents and heat. This is the main reason why polyimides remain popular in the industry especially in aerospace applications or as an insulation layer used on PCBs. Researchers at TU Wien have developed a synthesis procedure, providing new possibilities for polyimides. For the first time, it is now possible to develop angular polyimide particles. [More]
Saint-Gobain Seals Presents Technical Paper on Cold Temperature Sealing at SAE A-5/A-6 Committee Meeting

Saint-Gobain Seals Presents Technical Paper on Cold Temperature Sealing at SAE A-5/A-6 Committee Meeting

Saint-Gobain Seals presented a technical paper at the SAE International Joint Technical Committee event titled, “Cold Temperature Hydraulic Seals for Aerospace Hydraulic Systems,” during the A-5B Struts and Couplings and A-6C2 Seals panels, and A-5/A-6 Joint Committee meeting. [More]
Hexcel congratulates Airbus on the first delivery of the A320neo

Hexcel congratulates Airbus on the first delivery of the A320neo

Hexcel Corporation congratulates Airbus on the first delivery of the A320neo (new engine option) to Lufthansa on January 20, 2016. [More]
Aerospace, Automotive and Additive Manufacturing Industries Utilize Ipsen Equipment to Meet Diverse and Complex Needs

Aerospace, Automotive and Additive Manufacturing Industries Utilize Ipsen Equipment to Meet Diverse and Complex Needs

Aerospace, Automotive and Additive Manufacturing Industries Utilize Ipsen Equipment to Meet Diverse and Complex Needs [More]