#AEROSPACE

English University Receives Funding to Advance Aerospace Ceramic Coating

A materials expert at the University of Nottingham has secured over £2.1m to develop new coatings for aerospace that could cut jet plane emissions and help spacecraft venture further into our solar system.
#aerospace

Electroplating

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - Complete Project Report

This is the complete final project report of the three-year AESF Foundation Research project (2018-2020) at the Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN., to optimize the electro-codeposition process for improved oxidation/corrosion performance of MCrAlY coatings on critical superalloy components in gas turbine engines.
#nasf #military #aerospace

Electroplating

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 12th Quarterly Research Report

The aim of this research is to seek a sulfur-free plating solution for electro-codeposition of (Ni,Co)-CrAlY composite coatings.  In this quarter, the coating plated in the sulfur-free, all-chloride plating solution with sodium lauryl sulfate wetting agent showed the best oxidation performance. This coating also demonstrated much better oxidation resistance that the bare CMSX-4 alloy.
#nasf #aerospace

Electrocoating

Episode 3: Tractors in the Sky

In this episode of PF’s On the Line podcast, we hear about an electrocoating facility installed by Air Tractor, a manufacturer of cropdusters and firefighting airplanes.
#aerospace

Anodizing

Valence Everett Obtains Range Rare Lockheed Martin Approvals

Valence Everett has received approval for several Lockheed Martin Aeronautics processes, including a rare approval for Thin Film Sulfuric Anodize.
#military #aerospace

Liquid Coating

Lacquering Solution Enables Aerospace Coatings

Aerospace industry coating provider Aero-Coating GmbH invests in Venjakob multi-purpose lacquering system.
#aerospace

Anodizing

Valence Seattle Adds Capability for Black Dye Anodizing

Valence Seattle has added capability for Type II and Type III Anodizing with Class 2 black dye, further expanding its offerings after launching Type III Anodizing operations in September 2020.
#military #aerospace

Liquid Coating

Aerospace Industry to Launch Qualification Program for Coatings Applicators

PRI Qualification is launching an Aerospace Coatings Applicator Specialist (ACAS) program in 2021 aimed at allowing professional aerospace coatings applicators to earn industry-approved qualifications. 
#aerospace

Finishing Index Ends Year Lower As New Orders Contract

GBI: Finishing reports a slight overall contraction in the finishing industry for December 2020 – largely due to a drop in new orders in the automotive and aerospace markets.
#automotive #aerospace

Liquid Coating

Can Film Pattern Measurement Optimize Aerospace Finishes?

A recent collaboration between CFAN, SprayVision and Saint Clair Systems uses an innovative film measurement system to investigate ways to improve first time yield.
#aerospace

Liquid Coating

Mankiewicz's Aviation Division Under New Leadership

Mankiewicz welcomes René Lang as the new head of its aviation business. Lang succeeds Andreas Ossenkopf, who is still available for certain projects as he seeks out new challenges.
#aerospace

Liquid Coating

Considerations for Selecting an Aircraft Paint Booth

Global Finishing Solutions offers insights into selecting a paint booth designed for aircraft.
#aerospace #asktheexpert

Electroplating

Coating the Webb

From its signature primary mirror to thermal control for its instruments, the James Webb Space Telescope is enabled by gold coatings.
#vacuum-vapor #aerospace

A Focus on Aerospace

Products Finishing looks into how coaters and finishers enable the aerospace industry, what trends and technology are emerging and more in February 2021.
#aerospace

Kontek Automation Enables Water Treatment for Aerospace Surface Finishing Line

New aerospace surface finishing facility includes a highly customized Kontek system to handle process water purification, wastewater and recovery requirements.
#pollutioncontrol #aerospace

Electroplating

A Conversation With Will Wallace of SAT Plating

SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.
#aerospace #medical #masking

Electroplating

Valence Surface Technologies Discusses Defense, Space Approvals

During the downturn of the commercial aerospace sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valence has used the time to seek new approvals and put some additional focus on the defense and space markets.
#military #aerospace

October Issue: Focus on Aerospace

Products Finishing’s September issue covers powder coating space flight qualification, a look at an aerospace MRO’s new modular cadmium electroplating line, one company’s thoughts on pivoting with aerospace work during COVID, and more.
#aerospace

Powder Coating

Andrews Powder Coating Earns Space Flight Qualification

The first-tier aerospace powder coating supplier recently had its MIL-SPEC powder coatings qualified for coating power supplies for a classified military satellite program.
#aerospace #military

Electroplating

Geeking Out About Space Flight

As Products Finishing releases its October aerospace-themed issue, editor-in-chief Scott Francis takes the opportunity to reflect on the finishing industry’s role in aerospace and space markets.
#editorial #aerospace