3D printing reaches new heights in aerospace manufacturing

Thanks to high-performance aerospace-grade materials, the importance of additive manufacturing (3D printing) continues to be recognized within the aerospace industry. Here, Scott Sevcik, VP Aerospace Business Segment at Stratasys, one of the leading manufacturers of additive manufacturing solutions, looks at some of the current trends and developments that highlight the technology’s ongoing ability to deliver opportunities for aerospace manufacturers and their suppliers

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Nano-tech and Mecaer aviaton group, business travel in aerospace

Nano-Tech announced the partnership with Mecaer Aviation Group for the realization of the interior of the latest generation helicopters. The Italian company will provide special “flame retardant” materials for helicopter cabins. Components have passed the rigid safety tests of Far.

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Innovative recycling method for thermoplastic composites

The use of thermoplastic composites (TPCs) in the transport industry has increased in recent years due to the advantages offered by these materials in terms of recycling, reprocessing and repairing. TPCs can lead to a reduction in the amount of waste materials and virgin raw material required, thus lowering the environmental impact. This article – published in the March issue of Compositi Magazine – talks about SPARTA Project that aims to develop an innovative recycling method for TPCs.

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Deployable habitat for a future lunar outpost

The realization of a human settlement on the Moon is the main purpose of most future space missions. Despite it represents a fundamental and necessary step for this scope, the lunar environment, and high mission cost do not make this challenge easy. This article – published in the March issue of Compositi Magazine – tries to solve the previously mentioned problem, showing the preliminary design of a lightweight and deployable habitat able to ensure long-duration missions on the lunar surface.

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Falcon 10X: most advanced technology on a Business Jet

An all-new Falcon jet was announced by the company Dassault Aviation. It will fly non-stop from New York to Shanghai, from Los Angeles to Sydney, from Hong Kong to New York, or from Paris to Santiago. Featuring a range of 7,500 nautical miles, the top speed will be Mach 0.925.

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Revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheel

Carbon ThreeSixty, Leonardo, and the National Composites Centre have joined forces for a new project co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to develop a revolutionary all-composite helicopter wheel. The new NATEP project has the aim to design, develop and manufacture an ultra-low mass, robust, proof-of-concept carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) wheel for rotary-wing aircraft.

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Corso di perfezionamento in “Ingegneria dei Materiali Compositi” alla sua 3° edizione!

Il corso di perfezionamento in “Ingegneria dei Materiali Compositi” organizzato dall’Università Politecnica delle Marche giunge alla terza edizione. Il corso, che avrà una durata di 120 ore e conferirà 12 CFU, si propone di fornire le nozioni necessarie per affrontare tutti gli aspetti inerenti il mondo dei compositi, partendo dalle fasi costituenti i compositi fino alla caratterizzazione del componente finito.

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ASCEND Project to accelerate high volume composite technologies

GKN Aerospace is leading a new UK industry consortium called ASCEND to develop and accelerate composite material and process technologies for the next generation of energy-efficient aircraft and future mobility. The collaboration with other 13 partners will strengthen the UK’s position as a technology leader in future lightweight structures and help to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in the aerospace and automotive industry.

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