In March 2018 Boeing applied for a patent to recover carbon fibers from composite waste. The patent was awarded in May 2019. The patent language is interesting: “A method for recovering carbon fibers from composite waste includes coating a water-soluble...
As we look over the technology landscape, several innovative technologies are moving from concept into production as new aircraft and engine programs reach the market. Let’s take a look at those that will soon explode in volume and provide intriguing opportunities as...
On January 13 Airbus announced that its teams created the first-ever single-piece composite center wing box. This represents an important evolution of a key structural component and provides support and rigidity for an aircraft’s wings. The device was designed by...
Keeping up with technology requires discipline, and different ways of thinking. In aerospace, there are several areas in which this is quite clear. One is the use of additive manufacturing. Because we are now able to “3D Print” components from metal, we need to...
Advanced materials have been a part of aircraft engines since the Wright Brothers’ first flight, where due to weight they substituted an aluminum engine for one made of steel because of weight. That trend continues to this day, with engine weight still an...
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