Content tagged with Aerospace
posted in August 2012
The Satellite Station Motors Were Burning Up
Sherlock Ohms 
8/20/2012  7 comments
Out in the desert, the satellite station motors were burning up. It was time to check out the A/C.
Video: Robots to Recycle Space Junk
8/16/2012  40 comments
DARPA's Phoenix program plans to harvest the components of retired, nonworking geostationary earth orbit (GEO) communication satellites and reuse them, saving money, and cleaning up space junk.
Air Travel Appears to Be Behind the Times
8/14/2012  28 comments
A CNN story claims a vehicle can fly at Mach 6, or more than 4,500 miles/hr. Does this mean we will see faster commercial airplanes?
One-Piece Carbon Composite Wheel Drives Cars
Engineering Materials 
8/13/2012  19 comments
Carbon Revolution says it has made the first one-piece, all-carbon fiber composite wheel for cars as well as planes.
Reshapeable Plastic Remembers Original Form
8/9/2012  5 comments
A new shape-memory plastic makes QR code labels look like Salvador Dali's famous floppy watch and could prove useful in product and brand protection.
Carbon Nanotubes Reinforce Adhesive
8/7/2012  4 comments
Carbon nanotubes reinforce a high-strength epoxy adhesive for structural components.
Update: Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars
8/6/2012  14 comments
Curiosity carries 10 science instruments. Some of the tools are the first of their kind on Mars, including a laser-firing instrument for checking elemental composition of rocks from a distance.
3D-Produced Carbon Composites Coming to Cars, Planes
Engineering Materials 
8/6/2012  9 comments
A revolutionary joint development initiative between Stratasys and Oak Ridge National Laboratory aims to develop a fused deposition modeling (FDM) process for making production volumes of carbon fiber composite components entirely out of autoclave.
Robots Speed Complex Composite Fiber Placement
8/6/2012  5 comments
GKN Aerospace becomes the first to use the UK's new automated fiber placement machines that will help speed production of complex composite aircraft structures like wings.
Tested in Virtual World, Curiosity Rover Preps for Mars Landing
CAD/CAM Corner 
8/2/2012  30 comments
To orchestrate the "Seven Minutes of Terror" landing on Mars, NASA relied on Siemens PLM and CAE tools to design and optimize the Curiosity's complex systems.

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