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Aerospace Technology: NASA Successfully Tests New Engine

As time moves forward there is an increased demand for products and services that are more efficient and cost effective. One industry that is constantly striving to make these kinds of technologies available is the aerospace industry. NASA is an extremely important part of these innovations and has officially announced the successful test of a brand new jet engine design that could revolutionize flight technology. This new streamlined engine could dramatically reduce fuel consumption, which ...

General Electric Continues To Push The Limits of Additive Manufacturing

From jet engines to entire vehicles, 3D printing is taking the manufacturing industry by storm. Manufacturers are realizing the potential of this incredible technology at an unprecedented rate and as the technology continues to advance, it has become more capable than ever. GE is one of these manufacturers that is continuously pushing the boundaries of what was first believed to be possible and it is beginning to show in how they think about designing their new products. GE Aviation has ...

NASA Takes on Aerospace Manufacturing With New Collaborative Partnership

NASA has made an exciting announcement and it may be the start of something big for the aerospace industry. NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has recently signed a non-exclusive license agreement with Imitec Inc., based in Schenectady, New York. The agreement will allow NASA to assist with the development, manufacturing and distribution of NASA’s resin transfer moldable RTM370 imide resin. The imide resin will be used to develop the next generation of high-performance aerospace ...

SpaceX will try to launch, land another Falcon 9 LIVE

Launch of a resupply mission to the ISS scheduled for 4:30 Eastern today. https://livestream.com/spacex Later today, the commercial launch company SpaceX will make another attempt at retrieving its Falcon 9 first stage following a launch. The company's one previous effort had resulted in a rather explosive off-balance landing that damaged the barge that was the intended touch-down site. That mission resulted in a successful launch, however. Today's launch will send a Dragon ...

Episode 62: Aerospace Discussion Panel – Aerospace in the North East

Special Guests - Al Samuel, Exec. Director of Aerospace Component Manufacturers “The World’s Aerospace Alley” ACM: World Leaders in Aerospace Since Flight Began Max McIntyre, Vice President of Turbine Technologies in Farmington, CT Commissioner Catherine Smith - Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Paul Rocheleau, CFO of HABCO in Glastonbury, CT

Machinists Challenge Gov Opposition, Move Closer to Unionizing Boeing’s South Carolina Plant

Boeing's largest union filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Monday  to unionize 2,400 workers at the company's airplane factory in South Carolina, setting the stage for a clash between the two sides in the strongly anti-union state. South Carolina's government is strongly anti-union, so expect serious opposition from S.C. Governor Nikki Haley, and from Boeing itself to allow the Boeing workers to . The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers ...

20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans

Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune 500 companies who are putting the technology to use. The number of patent applications related to 3D printing has soared over the past decade by over 800%, while the number of granted patents has also risen substantially. At the same time, there are numerous plans in place by some of the largest corporations on the planet to begin ...

Composite plane life cycle assessment shows lighter planes are the future

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research. The study, by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London, is the first to carry out a comprehensive life cycle assessment (LCA) of a composite plane, such as the Boeing Dreamliner 787 or Airbus 350, and extrapolate the results to the global fleet. ...

Entire Aircraft Engine Built With 3D Printer at Australia’s Monash University

The 3D printed engine is a replica of a gas turbine engine, an auxiliary power unit used in aircraft such as the Falcon 20 private jet. Its producer, French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran) says it was chosen because they were willing for the internal workings to be displayed. Two jet engines have been printed. One is on display this week at the International Air Show in Avalon, while the second is displayed in Toulouse at Microturbo. Given that this is an old model, univeristy ...

Two Component Flame Retardant Epoxy Developed for Aerospace Industry

Developed primarily for specialty aviation applications, Master Bond EP90FR-V is a two part epoxy system that passes the vertical burn test portion of the FAR standard 14 CFR 25.853(a) for flame retardancy. This enables it to be used in aviation applications including interior panels, door frame lining and floor/door assemblies. EP90FR-V has a convenient one to one mix ratio by weight and a moderate viscosity of 20,000-40,000 cps. This system is suitable for bonding, sealing, coating, ...