Ceramic engineering

February 16, 2011 - 10:00am

A ceramic core facility is under construction in Tampa and slated to be operational by the first quarter of 2012. Chromalloyís new $5 million, 40,000-sq-ft facility will be built adjacent to its two-month-old, $30 million, 150,000-sq-ft industrial investment foundry. It will allow the company to pour up to one million pounds of superalloy turbine components and parts for aerospace, aero-derivative and industrial gas turbine engines.

April 9, 2007 - 12:29pm

Seven industry trade groups are asking the FAA to delay by six months the effective date–currently September 2–of new flammability requirements for aircraft insulation. In a letter sent to the FAA last Wednesday, the groups claimed that they hadn’t been concerned with the new rule–adopted July 31, 2003–until the June 24 publication of an advisory circular intended to provide compliance guidelines.

September 29, 2006 - 10:09am

Seven industry trade groups are asking the FAA to delay by six months the effective date–currently September 2–of new flammability requirements for aircraft insulation. In a letter sent to the FAA last month the groups claimed that they hadn’t been concerned with the new rule– adopted July 31, 2003–until the publication on June 24 of an advisory circular intended to provide compliance guidelines.

September 12, 2006 - 12:06pm

The release of an Australian university’s study of how fire affects composite materials has caught the attention of the aerospace industry, given the growing use of composites as structural material, especially in large airplanes.

 
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