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Published: 7/17/2017

Composite cases fuel commercial space venture
Launch vehicle supplier Orbital ATK is looking to break into the burgeoning commercial space market with a rocket motor that features an all-carbon fiber case.

Published: 7/12/2017

Variable-axial composites open path to lighter composite structures
CFRP recurve bow riser demonstrates design and manufacturing approach with potential to cut weight vs. aluminum by 50-75% while increasing strength and stiffness.

Published: 7/12/2017

Fiber-metal laminates in the spotlight
Interest in FMLs is growing again as aeroengineers search for lightweight solutions adaptable to new narrowbody commercial aircraft.

Published: 6/8/2017

RTM-based redesign advances safety for one-of-a-kind wind tunnel
Glass fiber and honeycomb spacers between compressor blades get upgraded to a higher factor of safety with less weight using solid carbon fiber and RTM.

Published: 2/20/2017

Machine vision: Rapid error detection
Aerospace-aimed ply placement technology evolves into process management and near-real time inspection system for production laminated composite parts.

Published: 2/8/2017

Supersonic flight goes commercial, again
Boom Technology describes its program to validate a cost-effective faster-than-sound airliner.

Published: 1/23/2017

Automating NDT for CFRP aerostructures
Robotic laser shearography enables 100% inspection of complex, flight-critical composite structures.

Published: 12/27/2016

Two-stage tape layup: Access cuts/Atlas 2 lays up
A legacy 1980s technology builds visionary Dreamliner wingskins.

Published: 11/23/2016

Size-unlimited OOA composite process enables next-gen system
United Launch Alliance selects Ruag Space for lower cost/improved quality out-of-autoclave manufacture of Vulcan’s composite primary structures.

Published: 10/19/2016

3D knitting solves preforming cost, time
Disruptive digitized technology a dramatic step-change in near-net preform production for Dassault Falcon interior air duct.