Alternatives to cadmium in aerospace

Could zinc-nickel be an ideal replacement?

Computed tomography aids AM quality

Voids or inclusions in parts are now easier to spot

New range of space-bound components

These are suited to the low Earth orbit satellites


New drone standards

The UK is looking at diverse uses including transport, infrastructure and medicine

New 3D printed panels

This aerospace demonstrator is one metre across

Industrial ethernet patch cords

MilesTek launches new Cat5e shielded industrial ethernet patch cords with low-smoke zero-halogen jackets

Radiation-hardened 100V and 200V GaN FETs

These are aimed at the space industry

Satellite sensors improved with new interferometer

The technology is to provide meteorologists with better data on atmospheric temperature and moisture, ocean colour, sea ice cover, clouds…

New AM filament

The material offers improved properties for 3D printers

3D printer cuts development time

One project saw 6 weeks work done in 24 hours

Lasers take to the skies

The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) plans to test a laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021

New design software package

Dassault Systèmes has launched its latest upgrade, Solidworks 2018

High performance display for harsh environment

Designed to function in industrial process control, marine instrumentation, aerospace, in-vehicle displays and medical equipment

Fixed length cable assemblies

Amphenol RF’s SMPM pre-configured cable assemblies feature high performance SMPM plug connectors

High speed precision cutter

Creates efficient and consistent cuts in demanding environments

New materials to lift new ideas off the ground

New materials and techniques are playing an increasingly important role in aerospace component design. Stephen Dyson considers the latest developments



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