Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
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Continuous Composites carbon fiber wing spar structural performance achieves 160% design limit load with no damage detected, offers potential for aerospace-grade composite printing.
Despite COVID-19 challenges, F-35 production delivered 123 aircraft in 2020. Steady program progression and maturation continues into 2021.
The transaction is expected to enhance Lockheed Martin's support of critical U.S. and allied security missions, and add substantial expertise in propulsion to the company’s portfolio.
The $6.2 million deal will extend the development of new optical measurement products for the F-35 aircraft fleet.
VeeloHEAT Cauls and VeeloHEAT composite repair blankets provide uniform heating, even on complex geometries, and will eliminate the need to move tooling to an autoclave for debulking.
The new five-year contract with Lockheed Martin builds on Solvay’s F-35 program commitment to provide high-performance materials and the company’s leadership in composite and adhesive technologies.
In preparation for the Artemis I mission, NASA’s Orion spacecraft has recently completed systems-level testing in a simulated space environment.
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Lockheed Martin awarded Elbit Systems with a four-year contract to supply structural assemblies for the F-35 aircraft’s forward equipment bay assemblies.
Alpine Advanced Materials’ HX5 demonstrated retention of 96% mechanical performance with exposure to five million rads of gamma radiation.
Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes.
Manufactured by Airborne, the solution will support fabrication of composite horizontal tail assemblies for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
Reduced manufacturing time and high part-to-part dimensional repeatability are some benefits of Matrix Composites’ HiRPM molding technology.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Albany, already a fabricator of more than 200 parts for the F-35, is now producing wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) Lightning II fighter jet.
ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.
Five-year, £9.5 million contract with Lockheed Martin specifies honeycomb center console panels for C-130J Super Hercules airlifter.
The $1.9 billion contract will support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 aircraft fleet and efforts to improve mission readiness and reduce costs.
Lockheed Martin reports that it exceeded its 2019 delivery goals for the F-35 defense aircraft, and plans to deliver 141 F-35s in 2020.
In a recent contract with Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne engines and other products will be used on NASA’s Orion spacecraft for three Artemis missions.
Lockheed Martin is scheduled to complete construction of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft’s systems in late 2020, with first flights in 2021.
The composite aeroshell for the Mars 2020 rover is, along with the Curiosity rover, the largest built.
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The Brockworth, England facility will include a full production facility for the company’s all-composite aircraft propeller blades.
Albany Engineered Composites, GKN Aerospace, Michelman and Sirrus Inc. announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.
Aerospace and defense company Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is expanding its reach in North America with a new corporate headquarters location.
In addition to two new centers, Solvay has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and several Belgian companies to grow aerospace composites in Belgium.
Proposed lunar landing system to be considered for NASA’s Artemis program, which seeks to return humans to the moon by 2024.
A STEM academy recently opened the doors to a brand-new composites fabrication lab, to prepare students for the local aerospace workforce after graduation.