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Five reasons to leverage PLM for enterprise quality management

By implementing a product lifecycle management (PLM) system, companies both large and small, benefit by simplifying and shortening each phase of the product development process. Chuck Cimalore reports

Aerospace materials face testing times

Once an aircraft engine or body part has been designed, it needs to be casted, machined, extruded or 3D printed. Coatings also play a key role in parts design, reports Boris Sedacca

Special bearing designs provide benefits in harsh, demanding applications

In arduous, safety-critical applications such as aerospace systems, standalone and integrated special bearing designs can significantly improve system cost, performance and operating life, says Gary Hughes

Wireless non-contact displacement sensors use eddy-current technology

When using Wi-Fi technology, the sensors are capable of very high data streaming speeds for real-time monitoring of position and displacement in high-speed operations

Outdoor redundant line amplifiers ensure continuous operation of satcom systems

RL-W systems can be specified with 17 different satcom bands covering frequencies from 950MHz to 33GHz

Software takes new approach to composites optimisation

Self-configures to loading environment, with optimisation speeds up to 1000 times faster

Hard chrome plating

Hard chrome plating - used in the aerospace and defence industries - is soon to be restricted under EU REACH and US OSHA legislation due to the use of highly toxic hexavalent chromium salts

RF switch for harsh space environments

Peregrine Semiconductor's PE95421 switch is highly resistant to total dose and single event radiation effects

Airborne servers high-speed networking on aircraft

Kontron's ACE Flight 600 server platform fast-tracks deployment of best-in-class flight communication and wireless IFE server systems

Europe spends €1.6 billion to create cleaner aircraft

Industry should improve environmental performance

Understanding of fluid turbulence

Helpful to a wide range of fields including weather forecasting and aerospace engineering

In-flight refuelling breakthrough

Hose system safely and securely accommodates power with telemetry cables and fibre-optics for data transfer

Polishing wheels meet aerospace industry demands

Rolls-Royce specified Meister Abrasives’ GP plus and 632/732 polishing wheels

Inclinometers help test satellite thrusters

Customised to withstand extreme changes of temperature under hard vacuum, precision servo inclinometers offered precision performance throughout three-months of life test qualification to complete rigorous testing of its satellite thrusters

VIDEO: Air travel - the new golden age

Aircraft and engines are becoming more efficient and reliable, and airlines are buying them in greater numbers

Aero acoustics lab adds noise source identification system

System can locate and identify noise sources of vehicle and aircraft components

Point-of-load DC-DC buck regulators target space systems

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation unveils new power management products

Aircraft sandwich composite reinforcing and repairs

Providing alternatives to conventional syntactics, latest epoxy syntactics have ease of handling

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