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NASA is heading a team trying to revolutionise how wings respond to aerodynamic forces

NASA & MIT Unveil New Wing Design

NASA, MIT, a team of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, and the firm Qualified Technical Services have been experimenting with a new type of wing construction designed to flex in response to its flight requirements.

Additive manufacturing alliance expands

Industry/academia consortium is based at the Colorado School of Mines

 

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Composites on aircraft improve performance but there are challenges

The rise in composites use on aircraft has not been without its challenges, as Dr Hao Cui from the Centre for Aeronautics at Cranfield, explains

Shielded industrial Ethernet patch cords have low-smoke zero-halogen jackets

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

Future force measurement

John Cove explains the role of precision measurement for large scale manufacturing in the energy and aerospace markets

What power failure can teach businesses

Power distribution specialist ide Systems is calling for businesses to consider their power redundancy measures

Gearing up for take off

Graham Mackrell looks at the vital role low temperature gears play in the safe flights of aircraft. He highlights the key things that aerospace engineers and manufacturers must consider when selecting components

Flying high with obsolescence management

Darren Halford explores the importance of obsolescence management for designers, engineers and users of aerospace systems

Reliability even under challenging conditions

Fronius has developed a special housing for its Selectiva chargers

New research investment will shape aircraft of the future

Renishaw is contributing its additive manufacturing expertise to a new £17.7 million project led by Airbus

Research sounds out potential for silent airports of the future

Looks at sound transmission and how it interacts with structures using acoustic interference to reduce noise

Sensors for low torque and/or high bandwidth duties

Precise, dynamic measurement of rotary and static torque from 10mNm to 100Nm and for bandwidths of up to 50kHz

App simplifies on-the-go filter replacement

Access Luber-finer filter information on iOS and Android mobile devices

Navigating safe battery transport

IATA regulations revised to reduce transport risk of Lithium-ion batteries by plane. Michele outlines some of these challenges

Aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul

Delivering long-term value in a transformed aftermarket. Andrew Smith, Russell Pell, Delphine Knab and Willem Romanus report

Rugged waterproof miniature encoder

With 8+1 joystick function for one-finger control available Rotary Switches Online

Composite trench covers for areas imposing high loads

Lightweight alternative to traditionally used heavy concrete and metal access covers for areas imposing particularly high wheel loads

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