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2010-08-25
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Southern Research Institute, a not-for-profit scientific research organization based in Birmingham, AL, opened a new office in Huntsville, AL. The Huntsville office will support U.S. Department of Defense and NASA programs, and serve as a center for business development activities in the Huntsville market.
2009-05-01
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Airbus and the Dutch aerospace industry signed an extension to their memorandum of understanding for strategic cooperation in research and technology (R&T) in place since 2005, and initiated a specific collaboration agreement on advanced thermoplastic composites.
2010-03-17
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EADS signed a cooperation agreement with Norsk Titanium Components (NTiC) covering the development of near-net-shape, plasma-based layer manufacturing technologies for aerospace, defense, and space applications.
2010-01-08
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The Boeing Co. completed a detailed site survey of the Terma facility in Grenaa, Denmark, to assess its capabilities for possible commercial airplanes work. Boeing is moving forward with a plan to build long-term, sustainable partnerships with Danish industry as part of an industrial cooperation program for its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet bid in Denmark’s New Combat Aircraft competition.
2009-09-14
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The Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace Corp. has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value of $53 million to build composite helicopter blade skins and skin core assemblies for Bell Helicopters.
2010-07-13
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Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has opened its new 500,000-ft² manufacturing facility in Kinston, NC. Employees at the facility will design and manufacture the composite center fuselage upper and lower shells and front wing spar for the Airbus A350 XWB.
2009-09-21
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BAE Systems and Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA) have jointly agreed to establish a manufacturing center in Rock Island, IL, designed to produce composite armor for a variety of customers in the public and private sector, including the U.S.
2009-05-21
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Airbus and the Russian Technologies State Corp.’s integrated structure VSMPO-AVISMA Corp. signed an agreement for the supply of titanium to Airbus and other EADS divisions until 2020. The contract, considered to be the biggest and longest-term deal in the history of the Airbus/EADS cooperation with the Russian industry, includes the supply of titanium and covers die forging parts for all existing Airbus aircraft, including new programs such as the A350XWB.
2010-05-26
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Thermacore, a provider of advanced thermal management solutions, has acquired Pittsburgh Materials Technology (PMT). PMT specializes in complex material joining, refractory metal alloy development and characterization, mechanical testing to 2000°C and above, and most recently, cryomilling of aluminum to achieve higher material strengths.
2010-08-16
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GKN Aerospace will use SyncroFIT airframe and large aerostructure design and manufacturing software in conjunction with FiberSIM composites engineering software to manage the evolving product development process and deliver an optimized winglet for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft program.
2009-04-30
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BAE Systems has agreed to acquire Advanced Ceramics Research Inc., a Tucson, AZ-based producer of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced ceramic materials. Advanced Ceramics Research employs 60 people and produces three UAS platforms and provides related support capabilities to the U.S. armed forces and civil government agencies.
2009-07-20
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Airbus signed an agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for cooperative research activities in the field of composite materials. This agreement marks the first research cooperation between Airbus and a Japanese aerospace agency.
2009-02-09
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Rolls-Royce signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to undertake a joint research project, the focus of which is on developing manufacturing techniques and utilizing new materials for use in low-pressure turbine blades for the group’s gas turbine engines.
2010-05-12
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Boeing elected Aerojet to supply heavy alloy weights for Boeing's Composite Main Rotor Blade in support of the AH-64D Apache Block III (AB3) program. Aerojet will deliver completed rotor weights to support Boeing's production of the U.S.
2010-06-08
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The Boeing Co. and Canadian industry partners have launched a new research and development consortium aimed at strengthening Canada's position in the manufacturing of advanced composite materials for aerospace and other industries.
2010-02-18
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BAE Systems and Anjani Technoplast Ltd. formed a relationship to bring survivability products and personnel protection materials to India. As part of the relationship, Anjani will manufacture protective equipment using Tensylon—a polyethylene ballistic material exclusively developed by BAE Systems to make survivability products, such as body armor and vehicle armor, even lighter and stronger.
2010-06-11
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Goodrich Corp. has acquired Crompton Technology Group Ltd. (CTG), a designer and manufacturer of advanced carbon-fiber composite products for the aerospace, defense, advanced vehicle, and clean energy markets.
2010-05-13
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The TenCate Advanced Composites Group in Morgan Hill, CA, reached a long-term supply agreement with The Boeing Co. This five-year contract extension culminates a multiyear initial design and build effort on compression-molded hydraulic and fuel line clamp assemblies for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
2010-06-08
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Applied NanoStructured Solutions LLC (ANS), a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., and Owens Corning signed a joint development agreement to combine the carbon infusion technology of ANS with Owens Corning's reinforcements expertise to create a family of next-generation composite materials.
2010-07-19
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Weight reduction on the Mazda2 was achieved in two ways: application of new materials and methods to make body structure lighter and stronger, and examining parts and subassemblies to find reductions wherever possible, similar to the gram strategy used on the MX-5 sportscar program.
2010-05-07
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Lockheed Martin awarded Alliant Techsystems (ATK) a contract in excess of $240 million to produce additional composite components for low-rate initial production (LRIP) lots 4-8 of the F-35 Lightning II.
2010-04-26
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A. M. Castle & Co., a global distributor of specialty metal and plastic products, value-added services, and supply chain solutions, signed a memorandum of agreement with Lockheed Martin to enter into a six-year contract extension for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
2009-09-14
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Pittsburgh, PA-based Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) signed a 10-year sourcing agreement with Rolls-Royce plc for the supply of nickel-based superalloy disc-quality products for commercial jet engine applications.
2010-04-26
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NASA entered into a nonreimbursable Space Act Agreement with Chrysler Group LLC to coordinate technology development and pursue partnership opportunities in areas such as mobility systems, advanced materials, and wireless technologies.
2008-03-31
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Volvo places great emphasis on manufacturing quality, safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly cars. To this end, the company has placed added emphasis and research into the manufacturing of its seats.
2010-03-10
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The U.S. Navy and GE Aviation are collaborating on an environmentally beneficial program to recover rhenium-bearing aircraft engine components from out-of-service F404 and F414 engines and then incorporate this precious metal back into the manufacture of new engine parts.
2010-02-18
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NAVAIR awarded Ceradyne Inc. a $342,000 research phase I contract to develop a next-generation high-performance ceramic missile radome (nose cone). The material will be a variation of Ceradyne’s silicon nitride (Si3N4) advanced ceramic technology.
2009-10-13
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The RepairClave from Heatcon Composite Systems gives repair facilities the ability to perform positive pressure repairs without the investment of an autoclave.
2009-12-10
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Honeywell is building a technology center in Gurgaon, India, to expand its global research capabilities in refining, petrochemical, and other technologies to better serve customers in the region. The company will invest $34 million to establish the 400,000-ft² center at an existing Honeywell-owned property.
2010-08-25
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Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc. (GTEC) has secured a contract to continue its support of the research initiatives of the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Charged Particle Physics Branch within the Plasma Division.
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