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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

New Low-Drift Thermocouple Cable Technology Reduces Drift by Over 80%! [News Release]

Posted by Pat Durkin

Oct 4, 2016 9:37:22 AM

TE Wire Signs Licensing Agreement with Cambridge Enterprise for Low-Drift Mineral Insulated Thermocouple Cable Technology

Supports higher accuracy temperature measurements, longer life, improved drift characteristics 

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Topics: wire design, metallurgy, low-drift cable, aerospace, mineral insulated 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

Top 3 Blogs for Composites Manufacturers Looking to Improve Quality, Reduce Waste

Posted by Pat Durkin

Dec 16, 2015 4:24:26 PM

No question about it: 2015 has been a very busy year for aerospace composites manufacturers. We have every indication that we'll all be even busier in 2016. In my travels all over the globe, many of the challenges that composites manufacturers face have proven to be universal. Top of the list are improving quality and reducing waste, both of which are extremely important to building a more robust and profitable bottom line.

 

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

What are Your Toughest Composites Manufacturing & Repair Challenges?

Posted by Pat Durkin

Oct 14, 2015 11:33:00 AM

 

TE Wire will showcase autoclave thermocouple assemblies for demanding aerospace autoclave applications including a new prototype for invar tool temperature measurement. 

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP

Is your composites manufacturing the source of corporate vacuum leaks?

Posted by Pat Durkin

Jul 22, 2015 11:35:00 AM

 

Ever been to a butcher shop where huge slabs of meat are hanging for the customers to see? The butcher wants everyone to think of nothing but a juicy steak cooked to perfection.  Sadly, as any composites manufacturing facilities manager knows, not all things hung from a ceiling are placed there to inspire lofty thoughts of leisurely afternoons grilling dinner for the family and taste bud-tickling enjoyment.

 

Sometimes, it’s a cautionary reminder of a process gone terribly wrong.

 

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

Simplify NADCAP Audits with TRAC Thermocouple Traceability [Video]

Posted by Pat Durkin

Jul 10, 2015 9:33:00 AM

 

Anyone who has been through the scramble of providing the required documentation for Nadcap audits knows the related headaches.  Take my word for it, from what I've been told by several aerospace composites manufacturers, it ISN'T pretty.

 

Our high-performance AccuClave Thermocouple System is being used by aviation / aerospace composites manufacturers worldwide for a number of reasons. Perhaps the single biggest reason beyond their 100% tested, zero failure quality is for their ease of traceability.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP

The Strength (and Beauty) of Aerospace Composites [Video]

Posted by Pat Durkin

Jul 7, 2015 10:46:00 AM

 

No matter how many times you travel in one of those big beautiful birds flying the friendly skies, you cannot help but admire the beauty and strength of the aviation / aerospace composites that are incorporated into their sophisticated design.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

How to Improve Aviation / Aerospace Composite Curing Quality [Video]

Posted by Pat Durkin

Apr 21, 2015 11:52:42 AM

 

Last week, during the MRO Americas Show in Miami, Regina Kenney from Aviation Week dropped by for a brief interview on how to improve composite curing quality in aviation applications. 

 

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP