Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing 2008-05-01

Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing 2008-05-01
    • Clean, quiet commercial propulsion
      Engine manufacturers design future engines to meet noise, pollution, and fuel economy needs.
    • Robots take over
      Dramatic changes in areas as diverse as semiconductor costs, software tools, and the trend toward regional aircraft are creating opportunities for airplane manufacturers to automate their factories.
    • Rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing
      Durable, temperature-resistant powders and materials enable the manufacture of complex components.
    • The research race
      Aerospace R&D funding in the U.S. is on the upswing, but new priorities create challenges for universities.