Understanding CMMC Compliance

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification—or CMMC. If you're somewhat new to the aerospace manufacturing, you likely find yourself wondering what something like that has to do with engineering and manufacturing. After all, what does cybersecurity have to do with aerospace? If you don't know what CMMC compliance is, you may want to make it…

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Trends in the HVOF Tungsten Carbide Coating

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Within the scope of aerospace manufacturing and specifically aerospace finishing processes, there are many innovative ways engineers are able to pull that little bit of extra performance from their projects. One of the key ways quality assurance teams are able to ensure the precision of their work is to finish the metal parts through processes…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Centerless Grinding

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In the world of manufacturing, there is a seemingly-endless variety of tools, machines and processes used to get the job done. Centerless grinding is critical to many manufacturing industries where roundness and accuracy are needed, but for people who don't use this machine on a daily basis it comes with a lot of questions. What is centerless…

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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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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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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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