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Articles: Aerospace
CubeSat Launches With 3D-Printed Components

Windform XT 2.0 3D printing material
CRP USA, LLC
Mooresville, NC
704-660-0258
www.crp-usa.net

A team of students from the University of Kentucky and Morehead State...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Implementing Color Machine Vision Inspection Systems

Color provides critical information that can improve the reliability of many machine vision inspection applications and make it possible to inspect many products that cannot be inspected in...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Motion Solutions for Electric Expansion Valves

Expansion valves are flow-restricting devices present in any refrigeration system. The valve needle remains open during steady state of operation. The size of the opening, or position of the needle,...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Hamburg Airport Relies on Drive Technology to Keep Bags Moving

Hamburg Airport in Germany handles nine million pieces of baggage every year. For the baggage handling staff, the reliability of the conveyor system and the prevention of faults are...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Servo Motors Help Launch Vehicles Optimize Fuel

Servo motors
MICROMO (the FAULHABER Group)
Clearwater, FL
800-807-9166
www.micromo.com

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) builds economical launch vehicles like...

Articles: Aerospace
Electrical Connectors Provide Signal Integrity for Orion

KA Series PCB connectors and D-Sub Series connectors
Smiths Connectors
Costa Mesa, CA
714-371-1100
www.smithsconnectors.com

Development of NASA’s Orion...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
The Increasing Use of Electrical Actuators in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Hydraulic and pneumatic systems have traditionally been the market leader in providing power in the aerospace and defense industry because of their low cost and high...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Motion Controller Automates Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

A flexible hydrostatic test system for the oil and gas industry must precisely measure a wide range of pressures. Because the items tested vary widely, most testing is done manually. A test...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
System Tests Flight Control of Dream Chaser Spacecraft

DynoLAB™ data acquisition and control system
SAKOR Technologies
Okemos, MI
517-332-7256
www.sakor.com

SAKOR Technologies has supplied a test system to...

Articles: Aerospace
Ion Thruster System Powers Spacecraft to Deep-Space Destinations

Ion thruster system and power processing units
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Sacramento, CA
916-355-4000
www.rocket.com

Aerojet Rocketdyne is developing...

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