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    AMRC Trials Sensor Technology for Aerospace Lightweight Materials Manufacturing

    The Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield in the U.K. completed a series of trials of smart machining processes. The trials involved the implementation of specialized sensor units on existing machine tools that are used to produce lightweight structural airframe components. The trial was focused on two main goals. First, the […]

  • cover image - an aluminum plate machined for RUag Aerostructures

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    AMAG to Supply Aluminum Aircraft Components to Ruag Aerostructures

    AMAG components, a fully owned subsidiary of AMAG Austria Metall AG, signed an agreement with Ruag Aerostructures to deepen and expand their long-standing relationship. Under the agreement, Ruag Aerostructures will secure its existing scope of supply of aluminum parts and assemblies from AMAG for years to come, as well as put in place new orders […]

  • titanium additive manufactured component for aerospace

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    AMAG Supports Additive Manufacturing Research for Aerospace Applications

    AMAG Austria Metall AG in Austria is donating state-of-the art additive manufacturing equipment to the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) in Styria, Austria. The equipment will be used to research the use of titanium, aluminum, and other materials in the additive manufacturing of aerospace components. “For AMAG, innovation is an essential pillar of the […]

  • Figure 1. The Mk-5 personal eVTOL uses aluminum in its mainframe and fuselage due to the metal’s fatigue resistance, strength, and light weight.

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    Aluminum Innovation in Personal Aviation

    The idea of flying cars zooming across the sky has long been a futuristic dream of mankind. Now this dream is being realized in electric vertical take-off and landing aircrafts (eVTOLs). The new space race has begun, and instead of shooting for the moon, companies around the world are vying to produce electric aircraft that […]

  • NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter deployed on Mars

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    Ingenuity Helicopter’s First Flight on Mars Supported by Aluminum

    On April 19, NASA announced that the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieved a successful first test flight from the surface of Mars — making it the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. In its initial autonomous flight, the helicopter achieved a maximum altitude of 10 ft (3 m) and […]

  • aluminum 3D-printed additive manufactured components for the Yarilo satellite

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    Rusal Produces 3D-Printed Components for the Yarilo Satellite

    UC Rusal produced an 3D-printed aluminum casing, which has been successfully implemented in a Yarilo satellite launched into space in 2020. The satellite’s mission is to explore and monitor the sun and weather variations in space. The development of the 3D-printed thermoregulatory casings was a joint project carried out by Rusal’s Institute of Light Materials […]

  • MIAMI-2 - aluminum alloy research using the MIAMI-2 could support manned space missions

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    Research on Aluminum Alloys Could Benefit Manned Space Missions

    Spacecraft launched from Earth need to be light, but still have the right amount of fuel to see them achieve orbit. If too heavy, the amount of fuel required would be prohibitive, but once outside of the Earth’s protective magnetic field, a vehicle may then be exposed to potentially destructive amounts of solar radiation, which […]