Content tagged with Aerospace
posted in October 2012
One-Piece Composite Wing Built for Perpetual-Flight Plane
10/29/2012  10 comments
An unusual wing, made in a single piece from carbon fiber composite, has been built for an unmanned aircraft designed for high-altitude perpetual flight. The wing has no fasteners or adhesive joints.
Automated Requirements Traceability & Verification of Software: Who Cares? I Do
Guest Blogs 
10/25/2012  4 comments
Today’s device manufacturers face conflicting demands: Get the product out the door. Minimize development cost. Meet ever-changing customer requirements. Certify your device. The list goes on.
Vortex Surfing Technique Conserves Fuel
10/24/2012  10 comments
Most people think of surfing as something done on water, but the Air Force is surfing the air to help its aircraft conserve fuel.
Rising Engineering Stars: Message Received Loud & Clear
10/17/2012  11 comments
Design News is looking for rising engineering stars -- those who are influencing or have the potential to influence the design engineering community.
Faster Industrial 3D Printer Boosts Build Volume
10/17/2012  11 comments
Industrial 3D printing supplier ExOne's M-FLEX midsized metal printer is three times as fast and has a build volume more than seven times as large as the company's previous midsized machine.
Slideshow: Evolution of the Robotic Canadarm
10/16/2012  29 comments
Canada's main contribution to the US Space Shuttle program has been the Canadian Space Agency robotic manipulator arms, Canadarm and Canadarm2. See how they have evolved.
3D Printing Flies High
Engineering Materials 
10/15/2012  15 comments
Materials and processes for creating 3D printed production parts from plastics, metals, and even carbon composites are on the horizon for aerospace applications.
2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards
10/11/2012  7 comments
Nominations are now open for the 2012 Golden Mousetrap Awards. Enter today!
Fruit Juice Guards Against Aluminum Corrosion
10/10/2012  19 comments
Extracts of juice from the common date palm fruit may be a greener way to prevent corrosion in the strong, lightweight aluminum alloys in aircraft, cars, and industrial machines.
Biggest, Fastest Titanium 3D Printer
Engineering Materials 
10/8/2012  17 comments
A pact among Airbus, aerostructure manufacturer Aerosud, and the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) aims to develop the biggest, fastest 3D printer possible for making titanium aircraft and satellite components.
Humans, Do You Speak !~+V•&T1F0()?
10/4/2012  23 comments
Software that will let people and robots communicate in their own languages to plan difficult and complex tasks is being developed at a Scottish university.
Skepticism Prevented a Nasty Crash
Sherlock Ohms 
10/3/2012  25 comments
It took a lot of second guessing to find an aircraft flaw that would have caused a crash.
Slideshow: Robots in Space
10/2/2012  33 comments
Robots have been going into space for a long time, as satellites, probes, and landers, while others don't get quite that far.
3D Printing Stars in Fed-Sponsored Manufacturing Initiative
Engineering Materials 
10/1/2012  10 comments
3D printing and additive manufacturing are now on the radar of the federal government.

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