Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Mixing 3D Printing Technologies Helps Optimize Products
Stratasys
Eden Prairie, MN
www.stratasys.com

Christie Digital Systems manufactures advanced digital projectors and displays using an innovative prototyping program....

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Injection Molding Service Saves Time and Money for Spring Manufacturer
Proto Labs
Maple Plain, MN
www.protolabs.com

As products get smaller, their components need to follow suit, and springs are no exception. In a variety of industrial applications, flat-wire wave springs are replacing traditional coil springs. The reason is...

Application Briefs : Materials
Ensuring Part Quality in Industrial Metal Additive Manufacturing
Concept Laser
Grapevine, TX
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Now that metal additive manufacturing (AM) is creating fully functional industrial parts, many OEMs are taking a closer look at how the technology might support their individual production goals. Interest has...

Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printing Enables Customized Magnets

Polymer-bonded magnets are valuable for many sensor applications that require the production of unique and reproducible field profiles, not necessarily fields with the highest strength.

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Functional Antenna Arrays Operate on Exterior of COSMIC-2 Satellites
FDM® (Fused Deposition Modeling™) technology and ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing (RedEye, Solid Concepts, and Harvest Technologies) Eden Prairie, MN
866-882-6934
www.redeyeondemand.com

In 2006, a satellite mission...

Application Briefs : Software
Precision Measurement and Inspection Ensure Quality of SLS Rocket Panels
Reverse engineering and inspection software
Verisurf Software
Anaheim, CA
714-970-1683
www.verisurf.com

In spaceflight, the first eight...

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Heat Pipe Assembly Passes NASA Hypersonic Tests
Embedded heat pipe assembly
Thermacore
Lancaster, PA
717-569-6551
www.thermacore.com

A Thermacore heat pipe assembly recently completed testing at the NASA Ames Arc Jet Complex, operating at very high temperatures in a hypersonic leading-edge simulation.

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Oxygen Containers Transport Tank Assembly to ISS
Oxygen shipping containers
Americase
Waxahachie, TX
800-972-2737
www.americase.biz

Americase designed, developed, and completed the first HM224B/DOT31FP shipping containers for the NORS (Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System) program, a part of NASA’s Orbital...

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Prototype Recovers Lost-At-Sea Images

New hardware built by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is helping NASA retrieve experimental images otherwise lost at sea. The hardware weighs less than two pounds, and serves as a means of locating NASA’s flight imagery recorders that capture valuable image data of...

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Actuator Meets NASA Requirements for Asteroid Sample Return

BEI Kimco Magnetics designed a customized moving magnet voice coil actuator (VCA) to meet the requirements for the flatplate Michelson moving mirror application on the Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRISRex) spacecraft. The...

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA’s Next Rover Features 3D-Printed Parts

The Desert RATS (Research and Technology Studies) Space Exploration Rover has roamed the Arizona desert, maneuvering the terrain as the wind and temperatures swing from one extreme to another. NASA astronauts and engineers are testdriving the vehicle over rocks, sand, and hills in an environment that...

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
HAWE Hydraulic Valves Improve Maintenance for Conveyor Application Systems

HAWE Hydraulics, Charlotte, NC, offers proportional valves and controls typically used by companies manufacturing machine tools, lifting platforms, mobile cranes, construction machinery, forestry, material handling, shipbuilding, wind and solar power, offshore technology,...

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