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Graphene composites may lower corrosion in leading edges

Composites are used in many industries because they offer superior corrosion resistance compared to metals and other traditional materials. The modern airplane has especially benefited from the corrosion resistance of composites, and new graphene composites may be poised to help lower corrosion in one of the key areas of modern planes: leading edges. How graphene Read More…

Aerospace composites have vital role in supersonic airliner

One of the aerospace marvels of the 20th century is the Concorde supersonic airliner. Though this iconic aircraft is long gone, composites are being used to create a new supersonic airliner that may be the talk of the 21st century. How composites are benefitting a new supersonic airliner The aerospace industry has produced many marvels, Read More…

Aerospace composites make auxiliary fuel tanks lighter

The use of composites in the aerospace sector has grown astronomically over the past decade and will likely continue to grow in the near future. This growth is thanks to the fact that composites are being used to create structures from wings to radomes. Now, composites are helping military aircraft inside, too, with composite auxiliary Read More…

Why aerospace industries are learning to love the vacuum infusion process

The low weight and high strength of composites make them optimal for aerospace and aviation technology. Composites are commonly used in structural components of aircraft, as well as in the mechanical components. When producing composites to meet the demands of the aerospace and aviation industries, manufacturers must turn to the best methods. This is why Read More…

How composites are helping man reach the stars

Human beings have been eager to explore space for many reasons, whether it’s to explore the mysteries of the universe around us or to make advancements in scientific experiments. Regardless of the reason, space travel is possible these days largely in thanks to composite materials. Composites like carbon fibers and anti-corrosion resins enable spacecraft to Read More…

Are hydrogen fuel cells the future of aerospace composites?

Whether it’s to protect the environment from emissions or to be less dependent on limited resources, many automotive and aerospace manufacturers are exploring alternatives to oil for powering engines. Both electric and hybrid engines are already experiencing some popularity in consumer culture. However, hybrid engines still consume fossil fuels and electric engines have a long Read More…

Aerospace industries become greener with composites

These days, aerospace industries are striving to lessen their carbon footprint. Whether this is due to environmental awareness or for better performance and less reliance on limited resources, going green in aerospace manufacturing is becoming more common each year. Aerospace industries are going green in many different ways. Here’s a look at a few of Read More…

Improving composites in the aerospace industry with Surface Analyst XA

Precision in the manufacturing process of aerospace components is important for the performance and safety of aerospace vehicles. That’s why aerospace industries are constantly searching for improvements in the manufacturing process of aerospace composites. One of the most important areas of improvement in aerospace composites is evaluating material surfaces for consistency and to identify any Read More…

Composites support military communications at US base

Composites are probably most famously used by the United States military in aerospace applications like the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. However, composites are also playing an unsung role in rehabilitating the corrosion-plagued support infrastructure of the military, especially in new communications towers. Benefits offered by composite military communications towers Read More…

Composites are the key to building space tourism spacecrafts

Composite materials are key to the construction of many components for spacecrafts, and these spacecrafts are used for many different applications. However, composites are especially important to the development and operation of spacecrafts used for space tourism. Why composites are vital to space tourism spacecrafts Space tourism is an idea that’s been around for a Read More…

Benefits offered by composite rocket payload fairings

Composites are used to construct an increasing number of rocket components. One vital component that utilizes composite materials is rocket payload fairings, and these materials provide a number of benefits to both rocket performance and the companies flying rockets for commercial use. Some of the benefits composite rocket payload fairings provide Payload fairings are just Read More…

The Future of Interior Aerospace Composites Looks Bright

Composite materials have seen a progressively higher level of use in the aerospace industry, and one place where composites are seeing more and more use is in aircraft interiors. A new report shows that the use of composites in aircraft interiors will continue to rise strongly over the next five years. Reasons that interior composites Read More…

Benefits of In-Situ Consolidated Composites in Aerospace

Composites have been slowly earning their way into the aerospace industry over the past 60 years. In that time, the number of composite parts in aircraft has grown steadily, and now some aircraft have composites in more than 50 percent of their structures and components. Even with this level of success, many people feel that Read More…