When Products Fail

Spectacular failures tend to attract much attention. It is simple curiosity as to why it happened and why something was not done to prevent it. One such event was the engine fire on a Boeing 777 flight over Denver in February 2021.

Additive in Space - Cost Reduction in Aerospace Through Additive Manufacturing

The elements needed for space travel do not have to meet the high launch requirements, but can be tailored precisely to the mission requirements. The process is being researched on parabolic flights in zero gravity - supported by a uEye CP industrial camera from IDS.

MAKING FASTER FLIGHT MAINTENANCE POSSIBLE

Satair, an Airbus services company, wanted to expedite aircraft maintenance through on-demand tools manufacturing. Fast Radius worked with Satair to deliver an innovative multi-process manufacturing solution that has the potential to transform the aerospace market.

ADDERE REDUCES THE PART COUNT IN LARGE SCALE ASSEMBLIES

"It's so rare that we get to show some of the capabilities we have, especially one that has gone through finish machining, says Scott Woida, President ADDere, "I think it gives a new perspective to what is possible with the technology."

Successful Mission of TuPOD, 3D Printed Innovative CubeSat

There is no doubt that 3D Printing is shaping our societies. Its future is evolving very fast and, although its impact on different sectors is still to be defined, many industries are leveraging 3D Printing technologies for their goals.

Success: 3D Bioprinter in Space Prints With Human Heart Cells

A 3D bioprinter privately owned by an American company has successfully printed with a large volume of human heart cells aboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

Automating Assessments in A&D for Improved Quality

Using digital twin and digital thread technology, A&D manufacturers can conduct automated assessments to analyze the performance of aircraft components - an advancement that has significant implications for the industry.

Building Optical Assemblies for Commercial Space Applications - Key Supplier Selection Criteria

The requirement for reliability and precision is especially the case when looking at space/earth imaging devices, which must be rugged, produce exceptional results, while at the same time being competitively priced.

Case Study: Phase Four Launches Scalable Electric Propulsion (EP) System with Xometry

This innovative California-based aerospace company is revolutionizing space exploration with Maxwell, its mass-producible EP system. Xometry is the manufacturing platform that's bringing its exoskeleton from its 12-page drawing to life.

Providing Precision to Power Aerospace Engines

Over recent years, a wide range of advanced machine tools have been developed to help satisfy global aerospace manufacturing industry's requirement to produce parts faster than ever before.

Challenges in Aerospace Innovation in 2019 and Solutions for 2020

Manufacturing for the aerospace industry faced roadblocks in 2019, which slowed the speed of innovation. This article looks at the three biggest challenges engineers in the aerospace industry faced in 2019 and anticipated solutions in 2020.

Streamlining and Integrating Manufacturing Execution Systems and Operations Management (MES/MOM)

The aerospace industry is undergoing a renaissance of innovation with manufacturers pushing for sleeker, more efficient, greener designs across the board.

Professional 3D Printing and Windform® composite materials used in the manufacturing of two innovative aero-elastic wind tunnel demonstrators

Professional 3D printing has revolutionized the entire process of construction and verification of the parts allowing the following: faster production speed and possibility of optimizing the internal shape of these aerodynamic sections.

Quest For Manufacturing Human Tissue In Space Via 3D Printer to Be Launched In July

Though the prospect of manufacturing hearts and other organs via a 3D bioprinter is likely a decade away, the July launch is a significant milestone in that quest.

Top Three Teams Share $100,000 Prize in Complete Virtual Construction Level of 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

Team SEArch+/Apis Cor won first place in the Phase 3: Level 4 software modeling stage of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The unique shape of their habitat allows for continuous reinforcement of the structure. Light enters through trough-shaped ports on the sides and to

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