Non-Destructive Testing: An Overview

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Non-destructive testing (NDT) includes a selection of tests in which aerospace and other precision manufacturers must be well-versed and skilled in order to craft the highest quality parts and achieve the best possible results for customers. These innovative tests are used by industry experts to evaluate the properties of a material, component,…

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IPG Employee Spotlight: Jeff Paton

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Jeff Paton is one of IPG's veteran precision machinists. An Indianapolis native with nearly four decades of experience (three of which at IPG), it's easy to understand why Jeff is a valued member of our team. In fact, when Jeff started applying his trade with us, current Vice President Matt Cox was only 16 years old.

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Aging Aircraft: Repair or Replace?

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Every liftoff, every touchdown, and every patch of turbulence takes its toll on the aircraft and the parts which allow it to take flight and stay in the air. As the plane continues to bear the brunt of these effects, the question arises: when does the aircraft need to be replaced because of age? Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer,…

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Aerospace Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2021 and Beyond...

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The mark of a new decade, 2020 was destined to be a year to remember. The new year began with a sense of optimism as the aerospace industry was continuing to thrive in terms of economic growth. Unfortunately, by March these successes went down the drain. In a matter of days, the market experienced an unprecedented decline in demand and the…

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Laser Cladding in the Aerospace Industry

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There are many aerospace processes that are needed to make aerospace parts the best they can be. Every aerospace part serves a crucial role in the system, so the quality of their construction and the processes used to make the parts are defining features. One of these processes is laser cladding. In this article, we will investigate laser…

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Radiographic Testing Explained

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With impressive precision and ability to identify cracks, corrosion, and material degradation, radiographic testing has been a widely accepted method of nondestructive testing for a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, and military. So, what exactly is radiographic testing and why is it so widely used?  

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Electroplating in Aerospace Manufacturing

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The aerospace industry is dominated by different materials, each with a unique set of properties and characteristics. These materials need to be strong and durable even under the extreme conditions of air- and spaceflight. They also need to be lightweight to optimize the efficiency of the aircraft. Seeing as there are so many materials…

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Alternatives to Chromium in Aerospace

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For years, OEMs used hard chrome plating to provide wear protection on a wide variety of parts and components for everything from vehicles to gun barrels—so it probably wouldn't be too surprising to learn that the aerospace industry relied pretty heavily on chromium to make all matter of aircraft parts, including landing gear.

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Why Use a Nadcap Certified Shop?

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When an aerospace manufacturer is looking for a new parts supplier, it is crucial that they select suppliers and shops that provide high quality parts and services.

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Qualities of Aerospace Materials

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When we talk about air and spaceflight, the materials used to construct the aircraft and parts are critical. Different metals have different properties which make them more suitable for certain applications. Let's talk about some of the common metals used in aerospace and which properties they boast that makes them optimal for this application.

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