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High performance clamps for the new Boeing 787

Performance clamps consist of Victrex Peek polymer, a high performance thermoplastic, that is over-moulded with a silicone rubber cushion

Laminate shimstock helps companies gain competitive edge

Advances in the bonding and manufacture of laminate shimstock are helping to boost global demand for this product

Two approaches to achieving short takeoff and vertical landing

After 40 years in service, the Harrier is due to be replaced by a variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter that is designed for short takeoffs and vertical landings. Alistair Rae looks at the two aircraft and the different technologies employed to achieve similar goals

Circular connectors are more compact

ITT Interconnect Solutions is introducing smaller, lighter circular connectors for medical, military, aerospace and industrial applications

Ceramic cores stay stable as casting temperatures soar

New material ensures core stability with high temperature super alloys; results in higher casting yields, reduced scrap rates and lower casting costs

Managing high data rates from space

Rack with cPCI backplane, power supply unit and cooling transmits huge data quantities back to Earth at high speeds

Bridge gantry delivered to aerospace manufacturer

Widest ever bridge style co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) ever manufactured; measurement volume of 6m x 6m x 3m

Flame-retardant material for rapid manufacturing

Duraform FR 100 plastic is a new flame-retardant material from 3D Systems for the direct production of components by laser sintering

Connector features lightweight aluminium housing

P and E's new hermetic circular 38999 DC connector is up to 60 per cent lighter than its standard stainless steel version

Optical connectors feature metal bodies and latches

Molex says its new LC2+ optical connectors are suitable for use in harsh operating conditions such as those found in industrial, military and aerospace applications

Smarter methods for mathematical analysis, modelling and simulation

MapleSim and Maple to enhance modelling and simulation in space exploration projects

High channel-count data acquisition for dense monitoring applications

Highland Technology releases its latest VME module for industrial and aerospace application

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