"aerospace technology" tag

A rocket with 3D printed parts

Recently NASA launched a Black Brant IX sounding rocket which has beem assembled using 3-D printing and ultra-lightweight carbon nanotube (CNT) composite materials to create its wire sheathing, heat and radiation shields. NASA noted the…

New method to create composite materials for aircraft components

Massachusetts Institute of Technology‘s Aerospace engineers developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens: if connected to an electrical power source and…

Nasa developing new materials for aerospace industry

To reduce the mass of spacecraft by 40 percent for deep space exploration, NASA selected three proposals to develop and manufacture advanced technologies and ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures. “Lightweight…

Chinese state-owned aerospace corporation is searching for private partnership

In order to spur innovation, state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), the major contractor for China’s space program, is searching for private partnership by inviting 1,300 private enterprises to a forum…

Laser manufacturing process creates brackets for aerospace applications

The newest satellites manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space (ADS) feature special clamps that connect the body of a satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by…

Alcoa is expanding its plant to produce lighter jet-engine blades

Aerospace manufacturer Alcoa is investing $25 million at its Alcoa Power and Propulsion plant in Hampton, Virginia (US) to star a process technology that cuts the weight of its highest-volume jet engine blades…

UK investing 60mn pounds to boost research for aerospace industry

The UK government is planning to invest more than 30 million pounds into the creation of a national centre for 3D printing technology and to boost research in aerospace industry in a bid…

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