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On-Demand Webinars : Materials
Maximize Productivity and Minimize Costs with New Aerospace Structural Adhesives

Cost-out initiatives are affecting many manufacturers and operators throughout the aerospace value chain. Improving assembly productivity, reducing weight, and extending the lifetime of parts can contribute to a reduction in costs.

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
Briefs : Aerospace
Silicon Carbide Fiber Tows
This rapid processing method produces stronger materials and heals lower-quality fibers.
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Briefs : Communications
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
Briefs : Motion Control
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flexure for Self-Assembly

Conventional fastening mechanisms like nails, bolts, and welds are subject to manufacturing and inspection tolerances, differential thermal growth, and other sources of error that lead to over-constraint, among...

Application Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Modified Fittings Enhance Industrial Safety

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is home to one of the largest buildings in the world — the massive Vehicle Assembly Building — and also hosts a number of one-of-a-kind facilities. The...

Systems of tiny robots could build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Blog : Green Design & Manufacturing
The Next Building Material for Mars: Fungi?
When astronauts arrive on the Moon, their habitat may be one made out of fungi.
NASA is using the International Space Station as a testbed for 3D printing.