Article - 11 Feb 2009
The primary purpose of an aircraft APU is to provide power to start the main engines of an aircraft. APUs also generate electrical and pneumatic power to run the heating, cooling, and ventilation...
Article - 1 Aug 2019
The micrometer design of a component or engine in drive technology must be accurate, and by using surface metrology, flaws can be identified.
Article - 11 Apr 2018
Throughout both the commercial and military aviation industry, jet engine vibration is an everyday concern, as maintenance, repair, and overhaul crews worldwide are responsible with monitoring...
Article - 4 Dec 2017
In industrial & research applications, contactless & ultra-precise surface analyzers are needed to assure material quality & to identify contour deviations.
Article - 29 Nov 2017
What a great experience Saint-Gobain’s team had at the CTI Symposium in China! It is always a great opportunity to connect with the company’s auto industry colleagues.
Article - 19 Sep 2005
TiO2 coatings were deposited with different spraying power and distance by atmospheric plasma spraying (APS). The influence of the two parameters on phase content, deposition efficiency,...
Article - 27 Nov 2004
Nitriding and plasma nitriding are processes that can increase the surface hardness of titanium alloys. Plasma nitriding and nitriding processes are described as well as the characteristics,...
Article - 7 Aug 2002
The design evolution of tennis rackets is briefly covered. The impact of materials testing on design developments of individual racket components is discussed including benefits and limitations.
Article - 29 Jan 2020
Material testing requires a knowledge of how the factors of accuracy, repeatability and resolution. Find out more about measurement errors.
Article - 13 Nov 2019
Find out how Rayleigh waves can be used in surface acoustic wave devices for non-contact strain measurement.