Materials & Coatings

Advanced Corrosion/Erosion Resistant Coatings: The ANCER™ is Here

Advanced Cooling Technologies (ACT) has developed a vapor deposited ANCER™ (Applied Nanoscale Corrosion Erosion Resistant) coating which has shown to provide superior protection of copper Micro Channel Coolers (MCCs) from catastrophic erosion/corrosion failure while cooling laser diodes.

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Electropolishing for the Aerospace Industry

PREVENTING PREMATURE PART FAILURES AND INCREASING CYCLE LIFE FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT Design engineers in the aerospace industry are constantly challenged to improve fit and function of components used in commercial and military aircraft. Parts used in these aircraft must withstand high stress corrosive conditions with long-term use, and must meet highly demanding cycle life specifications.

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The Ultimate Tool for Characterizing Materials during Mechanical Tests and Validating FEA during Component Tests

Digital Image Correlation Technology (DIC) is a non-contact 3D measurement tool that measures deformation and strain during material testing. DIC is a single system that replaces strain gages, accelerometers, LVDT’s, string potentiometers, extensometers, laser trackers, and surface scanners. The results are full field, and presented as an experimental representation of a finite model.

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Nano-Textured Coatings Keep Surfaces Clean

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed two unique coating formulations that will keep surfaces clean and sanitary and contain contaminants.

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Mechanical Carbon Materials for Aircraft Seal Applications

These materials are of interest to designers of high-speed rotating equipment such as rotary gas compressors and steam turbines. Metallized Carbon Corporation, Ossining, New York Modern mechanical carbon materials are being used in a wide variety of applications, including aircraft gear boxes, air turbine motor starters, and main shaft seals for both aircraft turbine engines and aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs). These self-lubricating materials are composed of fine-grained electrographite substances that are impregnated with proprietary inorganic chemicals to improve their lubricating qualities and oxidation resistance. These modern carbon-based materials are ideal for use in aircraft applications because of their low coefficient of friction, low wear rate at high sliding speed, high thermal conductivity, and resistance to oxidation in high-temperature air.

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Strong and Flexible Carbon Fiber Reinforced Phenolic Composites

Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California A new class of phenolic and carbon-fiber-reinforced phenolic composites has been developed for thermal protection systems. The new materials have the advantage of being lightweight, strong, and tough, yet heat resistant and flexible. They retain excellent mechanical strength at high temperatures. This provides better thermal protection for reentry conditions with high heating rates.

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Hybrid Laminate Composite for Harsh Environments and High-Performance Applications

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida A multi-functional composite laminate material has been developed for structural and thermal applications for use in durable cryogenic fuel tanks for transportation vehicles and/or in the construction of habitats. The technology focuses on aerogel and fiber composites integrated into unique layups with thermal and mechanical energy absorption capabilities. The lightweight laminate composite system has multi-functionality for both high- and low-temperature applications. Combining structural and thermal attributes, the innovation is a lightweight aerogel-fiber laminate composite system with good compressive strength, tailorable for impact and acoustic energy absorption, reduced heat transfer, and/or fire barrier properties.

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