Technology Focus: Designing for Aerospace

Inside this Issue:

Going on Autopilot

From flying taxis to cargo drones, efforts are underway to automate in the air.

Finding the Sweet Spot in Metal 3D Printing

Engineers need to evaluate part complexity, design freedom and time-to-market considerations when making a business case for metal 3D printing.

Solving for Trust: Restraints of AM Materials Simulation

Limited test data on materials performance for metals AM printers is slowing confidence in still-fledgling technology.

What’s Wrong?

Looking for answers at the intersection of technology, process and business.

Composite Simulation Grows More Robust

Composite performance inseparable from manufacturing process and material design.

SAE International Publishes Additive Manufacturing Polymer Specifications for Aerospace Industry

These standards were created after a request from airlines through the International Air Transport Association’s EMG to be able to realize additively manufactured plastic cabin parts.

MIT and NASA Take Flight With New Wing Structure

“Metamaterial” design aims for lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft that can be produced cost effectively.

AeroDef 2019: Security and Collaboration Challenges in the Era of Shifting Geopolitics

Aerospace and defense manufacturing show attracts digital twin advocates, security experts.

Meeting Design and Regulatory Challenges of Autonomous Air Taxis

Frankfurt Airport manager Fraport is working with Volcopter to potentially use eVTOLs to carry passengers through an urban transport network.

Airbus, ANSYS Team on Autonomous Flight Control

The two companies are developing an unmanned aerial vehicle for the European Future Combat Air System.

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