The Important Role of Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace

Aerospace parts are extraordinarily complex to manufacture and need to be structurally sound to meet the highest quality assurance standards. To create a safe and functional aircraft, manufacturers must ensure robust airframes, redundancy for critical flight systems, reliable propulsion, and more. Prototyping is essential in the manufacture of aerospace structures, and hands-on manipulation is crucial for evaluating the function, form, and fit of the assembly. In this article, we'll explore the role of additive manufacturing in aerospace and its potential for future innovation. What is Additive Manufacturing? Many aerospace manufacturers are increasingly turning from traditional manufacturing processes to additive [...]

Aerospace Non-Destructive Testing: 6 Nadcap Approved Methods

The aerospace industry relies on the innovation of parts and materials to improve safety in the air while reducing the cost of manufacturing parts and products. The integrity of every element in an aircraft must meet strict requirements. Detecting defects in these parts is critical. Visual inspections, while technically 'non-destructive', aren’t enough to meet the quality control needs of the aerospace industry. Aerospace non-destructive testing is a way of inspecting and evaluating products that are manufactured for the aerospace industry without affecting the end product. What is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and How is it Used in Aerospace? Since safety is [...]

Ultrasonic Inspection of Aerospace Composites Explained

From minute cracks and checks to imperceptible voids undetectable through the use of X-ray, ultrasonic detection equipment is instrumental in the successful discovery of defects in all kinds of materials. Extensive use of composite products is standard in the aerospace industry. For this reason, continuous testing and assessment is a key strategy to detect flaws and ensure companies remain compliant. That’s where ultrasonic testing comes in—UT makes it possible to maintain the highest quality and safety levels. But how exactly does ultrasonic work and why is it so important for the aerospace industry? Let’s discuss. What Is Ultrasonic Inspection? Ultrasonic [...]

Avior Establishes Composite Prototype and Tooling Fabrication Capability

Avior is now providing an engineering and development production cell for customer research and development projects. As customers introduce new designs and technologies Avior is providing a quick turnaround development capability of tooling and prototypes. The prototyping capability includes providing engineering design solutions, testing, tooling and prototype development. This cell is supported by the metallic and composite fabrication capabilities at Avior’s three production units.

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