This five-day conference provides cutting-edge education and technical programming for the brazing and soldering community, as well as peer-networking and a full exhibit program, showcasing the latest trends, products, processes and techniques available in the industry.
Every year, AIAA members – engineers, scientists, researchers, students, educators, and technology executives – travel to Washington, DC, for a day of advocacy and awareness with national decision makers.
In support of the development of polymer-based additive manufacturing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the Measurement Science Roadmap for Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing (link is external), a guide that identifies future desired capabilities, challenges, and priority R&D topics in polymer-based AM.
NTSP edit of draft NASA-HDBK-5023, Frangible Joint Assembly (FJA) Design and Test Handbook for Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles, converted from MSFC-HDBK-3707, Human Rated Frangible Joint Assembly (FJA) Design and Test Handbook for Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles, will begin early November.
Spacecraft charging, defined as the buildup of charge in and on spacecraft materials, is a significant phenomenon for spacecraft in certain Earth and other planetary environments. In-space charging effects are caused by interactions between the in-flight plasma environment and spacecraft materials and electronic subsystems
Fracture control is implemented to significantly reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure for a prescribed service period due to propagation of undetected pre-existing crack-like defects (flaws). If cracks are detected, the part will normally be repaired or scrapped.