HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Engineering Materials

Composite Rocket Fuel Tank Will Explore Deep Space

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Ann R. Thryft   5/5/2014 12:12:28 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, thanks Nancy for the link--what a great site!

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Nancy Golden   4/26/2014 11:24:17 PM
NO RATINGS
The scope of where the technologies are used are amazing as well - from baseball to farming and telescopes to eye surgery. Truly spin off technologies are also a "giant step for mankind."

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Greg M. Jung   4/26/2014 11:20:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks Nancy for the outstanding NASA spin off link.  Great information.  The benefits listed  not only showcase the technology spin offs that NASA has created, but also the estimated jobs created and the number of lives saved due to these spin offs.

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Nancy Golden   4/26/2014 11:06:23 PM
NO RATINGS
As you pointed out, Greg - spin off technologies are an incredible benefit of the space program. NASA even has a web site dedicated to past, present and future spin offs at NASA spinoffs.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Cabe Atwell   4/24/2014 2:38:08 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree with Greg, the weight reduction itself will translate over to reduce fuel cost/payload ratios.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2014 2:54:59 PM
NO RATINGS
Greg, I agree--I'm sure Boeing expects to get a lot out of this project, although it's their composite fabrication technology that's made this possible in the first place.

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Greg M. Jung   4/23/2014 2:42:01 PM
NO RATINGS
30% weight savings and 25% cost savings are significant breakthroughs.  I would imagine these new fabrication techniques will also find applications in the commercial and military aerospace industry soon (good spin-off technology for Boeing).

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Testament and test
Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2014 12:49:42 PM
NO RATINGS
The proposed flights will be both a testament to the incredible strength-to-weight ratio of carbon composites, and will act as a test of their abilities to withstand the extreme environment of space.

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Engineering Materials
Some carbon composite processes are moving into volume auto manufacturing, while intensive R&D is being conducted on many fronts to fast-track material and process development.
How can automakers, aerospace contractors, and other OEMs get new metal alloys that are stronger, harder, and can survive ever higher temperatures? One way is to redesign their crystalline structures at the nanoscale and microscale.
According to freelance website Upwork, demand has risen sharply since last year for engineers with experience of all kinds in 3D printing and AM.
Although a lot of the excitement about 3D printing and additive manufacturing surrounds its ability to make end-products and functional prototypes, some often ignored applications are the big improvements that can come by using it for tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
A fun and informative tour you can attend at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, MD&M Minneapolis, and other events there, is the Materials Innovation Tour on Wednesday afternoon. I'll be leading it.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 12 - 16, Analytics for the IoT: A Deep Dive into Algorithms
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service