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Aerospace Doesn't Need Inconsistent Composites Quality [SAMPE Seattle 2017]

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 15, 2017 12:13:48 PM

Ever since my childhood, I've been wildly fascinated by planes, rockets, and the very cool idea of deep space travel. Buzz Lightyear was my hero. As an adult, the idea of traveling to the stars has continued to intrigue me and has led me into a career focused in the aerospace industry. The Herculean effort required in order to accomplish such an engineering feat seems to becoming more and more of a reality.

 

Beyond funding, one of the countless important items that could hinder our progress of space exploration is the impact of inconsistent or poor composites quality.  

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

ICYMI: JEC Paris 2017 & the (Sonic) Boom of Composites Industry Growth

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Apr 11, 2017 12:02:25 PM

I have to admit, it’s absolutely amazing to be a part of the composites industry and witness the steady growth, continuous improvement and developing technologies. Business is booming. As reported by JEC*, from 2014 to 2016, the market grew in value to $82 billion USD, or by 11%. Not too shabby. Every indication is the growth will continue.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, Tradeshows

Top 5 Things You Should Know about Autoclave Thermocouple Junctions

Posted by Pat Durkin

Apr 7, 2017 11:37:40 AM

Whether you make composite parts for commercial aircraft, defense, automotive or sports, you know why you do what you do and how to do it. That’s why you have clients who trust your products and trust your team to make them to the highest quality every time. 

 

The good news is chemistry and physics are the same. They'll never change. It really doesn’t matter if you are making barrel section 41 for the Boeing 787, the Predator drone composite wing or a super lightweight Tour de France racing bike. Recipes for production might be different between manufacturers but the end goal is a constant: Make a lightweight structure that can contribute to advancement of aircraft, military and consumer lives.  

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP, composites curing

ICYMI: A Great Resource for Aerospace Composites Manufacturers from the SAMPE Utah Tradeshow

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Mar 22, 2017 4:37:17 PM

 

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Topics: Aerospace Composites

What do CAMX, a Mickey Mouse operation and Tool Thermocouples have in common?

Posted by Joanne Ward

Sep 8, 2016 12:06:53 PM

Are you in the aviation/aerospace market? Do you manufacture aerospace composites?

 

Then no doubt you are aware that CAMX 2016 is right around the corner. The exhibition booth spaces have been sold out for months. It helps that a well-known Mickey Mouse operation is located next door. I may even visit Disney’s California Adventure Park myself.  

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, AMS2750E, Tool Thermocouple

Aerospace Composite Manufacturers: How NADCAP & AMS2750E Grow Business

Posted by Pat Durkin

Sep 2, 2016 10:08:46 AM

I had the privilege of attending the latest NADCAP meetings in Montreal late in June. Because so many of our customers in both metallurgy and aerospace composites manufacturing require NADCAP certification, I want to be sure we’re on top of all the requirements. So, I regularly attend two or three meetings yearly and sit in on the Composites Task Group.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, NADCAP, AMS2750E, metallurgy

Voice of Customer on Aerospace Composites Autoclave Thermocouples

Posted by Pat Durkin

Jul 11, 2016 4:32:17 PM

At the SAMPE Long Beach conference and exhibition this past May, our management and sales team had the chance to speak with various exhibitors and attendees on topics related to the importance and value of proper thermocouple application to aviation and aerospace autoclave manufacturing processes.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites

4 Pitfalls of Invar Tool Thermocouples and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Jun 23, 2016 1:15:52 PM

The molds or tools used for forming and mass producing composite parts can be made of many materials. However, for mass production of complex high performance aerospace composite parts, the material has to be hard enough to maintain its dimensional and surface finish characteristics. The most common material for commercial and military programs that I have seen during my plant tours is invar (64FeNi), a high performance metal with low coefficient of thermal expansion.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

Failure NOT an Option for Aerospace Composites Market Growth [SAMPE Long Beach]

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

May 12, 2016 4:49:58 PM

I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to SAMPE Long Beach 2016. Granted, who wouldn’t want to be in Long Beach in May? These are exciting times for the aerospace autoclaves composites manufacturing industry. The aerospace market is expected to reach $301 billion in 2018 with a global growth rate of 5.1% for the next ten years. Recent successes like the SpaceX landings and ongoing projects at the International Space Station have us all looking to the heavens with a wanderlust for what’s out there.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites

When Thermocouple Failure is NOT an Option: Aerospace Composites [Infographic]

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Mar 8, 2016 8:29:21 AM

In all our years of experience with aviation and aerospace composites manufacturers, there is one overriding truth: Thermocouple failure during autoclave composites curing and the parts waste that results is NOT an option. The secrets to achieving zero failures are outlined in the following infographic.

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, NADCAP, Thermocouple Selection

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