Localising a surface solution

The application potential and benefits of selective, brush plating for aerospace applications. By Derek Vanek

A piezo-based tool for every task

Doris Knauer discusses miniaturised precision stages with piezo-based inertia drives

Electrically conductive graphene enhanced composites for aerospace

Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd has entered into a collaborative 18 month research project awarded and managed by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme

Focused in-flight

Nanomotion’s autofocussing stage provides dynamic performance in extreme environment

Additive manufacturing of compact burners

Euro-K set out to produce a compact micro-burner that can handle both gaseous and liquid fuels efficiently

Vibration testing

LDS V875 shaker has been specially designed for vibration testing within research and development areas, product qualification, stress screening and reliability test

Radiation hardened multiplexers

Next-generation ISL71840SEH multiplexer for space flight data acquisition systems

Ion thrusters for mission to Mercury

The mission will be a European ‘first’, using a multiple ion engine propulsion module for interplanetary transfer

Evaluating structural integrity

Solutions to specifically assess the condition of rotating and reciprocating low-speed bearings (LSB) for high value capital plant and machinery

Graphene: unlocking the solar potential

Paul Boughton looks at a project to explore the potential of the ‘wonder material’ graphene in the development of photovoltaic cells

Waxing lyrical

To outsource or not to outsource wax pattern and runner manufacture - that is the question, says Robert Park

3D printing isn’t rocket science … or is it?

Rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance will 3D print flight-ready rocket components

Pressure switch keeps crop dusters spraying

Pressure switch can accurately work down to a few millibars but be durable enough to perform in the hostile conditions

Cutting weight of aircraft parts

Egmond Plastic's Fusible-Core Technology and a VICTREX PEEK polymer solution result in up to 50% weight reductions

Custom OEM inclination, acceleration and vibration sensors

For a variety of industry sectors such as rail, military, aerospace and defence, automotive, agricultural machinery, access platforms and off-highway vehicles


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