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Do you have an Autoclave Composites Curing Improvements Bucket List?

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 13, 2018 1:59:38 PM

The concept of a bucket list isn’t a new one. The idea is to define a list of things you’d like to accomplish before you “kick the bucket.” The same bucket list approach could easily be applied to the goals you set for making improvements to your autoclave composites manufacturing operations. 

 

 

The team at TE Wire has a bucket list of continuous improvements we help aviation/aerospace composites manufacturers address every day:

  • Reduce/Eliminate vacuum leaks
  • No stripping insulation at vacuum seal
  • No loose connections with pins
  • No reversed polarity
  • No connector covers popping off onto part or floor
  • Reduced non-conformity reporting and QC tags
  • BAC5621 Compliant, accepted during NADCAP audits

Are any of these on your bucket list? Want to learn more about how to achieve these goals and improve your bottom line?

 

For the fifth year in a row, we will be a vendor at the Wasatch Front Materials Expo (WFME). Hosted by the Utah SAMPE Chapter, there will be 62 vendors and close to 500 people attending.

 

Mark your calendar:

The 13th Annual Wasatch Front Materials Expo (WFME)

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

Where: Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, Sandy, UT  

 

Be sure to stop by Table 36 and chat with us about your autoclave composites curing challenges and how we can help you check-off a number of things on your autoclave operation's process improvements bucket list. 


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Autoclave Composites savings with AccuClave Whitepaper

 

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Topics: continuous improvement, composites curing, Tradeshows, thermocouple, SAMPE

Aerospace Composites Life: What the last 12 months taught me

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Feb 8, 2018 11:37:32 AM

It has been a while since I posted a blog with some personal thoughts and experiences. For those of you that take the time to read them, thank you. To my loyal followers, leave a like, share, or maybe even provide your thoughts and comments. I welcome the exchange.

 

The last 12 months went by fast. I think it’s the first sign that I’m getting old. Around this time last year, I was getting ready to depart on my eight-week tour of aerospace customers in Europe. For some reason, I didn’t feel like a superstar while boarding the United Airlines flight to Amsterdam. After visiting over 200 cities in 15+ countries, I did learn a few lessons and made some new friends along the way.  

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Topics: supplier relationships, aerospace, customer service, composites curing, thermocouple

Major Step Forward in Type K and N Thermocouple Performance [Industrial Heating]

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 6, 2018 8:28:07 AM

 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, low-drift cable, mineral insulated thermocouple, thermocouple, type n, type K

4 New Year’s Resolutions Every Autoclave Composites Manufacturer Should Make

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jan 24, 2018 8:51:43 AM

 

Many of us start out the year with grand plans and positive resolutions to change or improve something in our lives, be it personal, professional or both. Ironically, January 17th, otherwise known as “Ditch New Year's Resolution Day” is gaining popularity. Sad but true. It’s the day when many people abandon their New Year's resolutions.

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP, continuous improvement, composites curing

Trevor Ford Presents New Low Drift Findings at NPL

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Dec 19, 2017 4:09:17 PM

 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, industrial, low-drift cable, type n, type K

Improving Type K and Type N Thermocouple Performance in Industrial Applications (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Nov 9, 2017 11:23:27 AM

A major step forward in Type K and N thermocouple performance for use in industrial temperature measurement.

Written by: Trevor Ford, CCPI Europe Ltd, Sheffield, United Kingdom

 

Part 2: Applying New Low-Drift Thermocouple Cable Technology

 

In Part 1, we discussed the history of mineral insulated thermocouple as the industrial temperature measurement sensor of choice and recent developments that will further enhance the temperature range and performance of type K and type N thermocouples.

 

In Part 2, we’ll define how you can learn more about the new low-drift mineral insulated thermocouple cable design and development as well as what makes this new design a unique solution for industrial temperature measurement and how it can be applied to the industry.

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Topics: high-temperature wire, industrial, low-drift cable, type n, type K

Improving Type K and Type N Thermocouple Performance in Industrial Applications (Part 1)

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Nov 7, 2017 10:58:32 AM

A major step forward in Type K and N thermocouple performance for use in industrial temperature measurement.

Written by: Trevor Ford, CCPI Europe Ltd, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Part 1: Mineral Insulated Thermocouple: Then and Now

 

Introduction

 

The base metal mineral insulated (MI) thermocouple is the most widely used temperature sensor for industrial temperature measurements for over 80 years. The reasons why this has been and will continue to be the case is due to the fundamentals of the thermocouple itself, that is, it is a sensor which is simple, robust, low cost with an easily measured output. 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, industrial, low-drift cable, type n, type K

What's HOT at Heat Treat 2017?

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 23, 2017 2:45:44 PM

 

If you’ve found it challenging to make the right thermocouple wire selection for your various heat treatment applications, you’re not alone. There are many considerations, all of which can result in manufacturing issues and other problems if you don’t make an educated decision.  

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Topics: Thermocouple Selection, high-temperature wire, heat treat, low-drift cable

Low Drift Type K Thermocouple Cable for Aerospace Applications

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 19, 2017 4:00:08 PM

As a result of research conducted by the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge and tests conducted in the calibration laboratory at CCPI Europe Ltd., a new mineral insulated (MI) thermocouple cable has been developed for sensor manufacturing.

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Topics: low-drift cable, aerospace, type n, type K

3 Factors Affecting Thermocouple Calibration, Advances to Solve Drift

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Aug 17, 2017 12:01:03 PM

Thermocouples are the most frequently used temperature sensor in the heat process and control industries, with the majority of applications falling within the range of 500 to 1500°C. There are newer technologies like fiber optic distributed temperature sensing systems, wireless sensing, laser IR temperature sensors, IR Cameras, and thermal noise thermometers. However, most exhibit high error, packaging problems, high price or a combination of these issues.

 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, low-drift cable