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zodiac aerospace
Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters and space applications.
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TUSAS Engine Industries Inc. (TEI) is an incorporated company established in 1985 as a joint venture of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), General Electric (GE), Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) and Turkish Aeronautical Associated (TAA). TEI has become an international manufacturer and a global design centre with the high quality products and services it offers to aviation industry and it consistently moves forward step by step every day, accomplishing its corporate goals. TEI produced and delivered its first engine and engine parts in 1987, and since then, it has transferred manufacturing, assembly and testing technology of aircraft engine parts and modules to our country and also proved its success in global markets with its reliable, high quality production that meets international standards.
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Textron Aviation is unifying the strong brands of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker into one aircraft segment. Together with GE Aviation, Textron Aviation has developed a partially 3D printed turboprop engine for the new Cessna Denali.
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Custom Control Concepts (CCC) designs, engineers, manufactures and certifies reliable digital In-Flight Entertainment and Cabin Management Systems (IFE/CMS) for the corporate, private and VIP aircraft industry.Our custom digital applications have been installed and commissioned on a wide range of Boeing and Airbus wide-body platforms in addition to numerous private and utility jet, turboprop, and helicopter models. CCC is the world leader in designing and integrating custom digital IFE/CMS systems.Our product line covers every facet of In-Flight Entertainment and Cabin Management Control including: entertainment, lighting, call, temperature, Audio/Video On Demand, iPod/iPad Integration, real-time 3d Moving Map, and much more. We also offer customized graphical user interfaces accessible on our touchscreens allowing seamless and intuitive control of the IFE/CMS system.
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Aernnova
Aernnova is a leading aerostructures company specialized in the design and manufacturing of aerostructures and components such as empennages, wings and fuselage sections. With revenues over 600 million euros, we are the first Tier 1 in Spain and the 10th worlwide.
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Elbit Systems
We are an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. We develop and supply a broad portfolio of airborne, land and naval systems and products for defense, homeland security and commercial applications. Our systems and products are installed on new platforms, and we also perform comprehensive platform modernization programs. In addition, we provide a range of support services.
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MTU Aero Solutions is a brand of MTU Aero Engines, Germany's leading engine manufacturer. For very nearly 100 years, MTU and its predecessor companies have had a major role in the progress aviation has made since. A technology leader in many areas, the company is a partner in many international engine programs.MTU Aero Solutions provides state-of-the-art solutions in design engineering, testing, certification and production, also as comprehensive service packages. We deliver one-stop integrated solutions and all the processes you may require.MTU Aero Solutions transitions leading-edge aviation technologies into new applications, competently and inventively. We assure you of maximum efficiency, performance and safety, without any additional development costs to be incurred by you. Our solutions are focused, flexible and applicable also in your particular industry.
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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.
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MTI
MTI creates products using proprietary deep-draw forming, forging, spinning, CNC machining, and additive manufacturing methodologies to produce custom designs in virtually any configuration based on customer specifications. MTI’s equipment and extensive tooling inventory allow it to offer both low and high quantity production runs at very competitive prices.MTI employs a highly skilled production team that translates ideas into solutions, for even the most challenging operating conditions. MTI understands the iterative process required to develop and deploy very complex products and would love to work with your engineering team to create optimum results throughout the project and ensure that we are meeting your expectations at all levels.
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ULA
Formed in December 2006, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. ULA brings together two of the launch industry’s most experienced and successful teams – Atlas and Delta – to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services for the U.S. government. U.S. government launch customers include the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other organizations.Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicles have supported America’s presence in space for more than 50 years, carrying a variety of payloads including weather, telecommunications and national security satellites that protect and improve life on Earth, as well as deep space and interplanetary exploration missions that further our knowledge of the universe.With three families of launch vehicles – Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV– ULA continues the tradition of supporting strategic U.S. space initiatives with advanced robust launch solutions to provide assured access to space and 100 percent mission success.ULA program management, engineering, test, and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located at Decatur, Alabama, and Harlingen, Texas. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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The Testia GmbH (an Airbus Group Company) is providing all kind of services for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Destructive Testing (DT). The following is offered for Aerospace companies and Non-Aerospace industries:· Training related to EN4179 for all NDT methods · Engineering Services & consultancy for all NDT methods · NDT inspection in manufacturing (e.g. Computed Tomography (CT) on ALM components) · NDT inspection for service · Manufacturing and certification of reference standards (e.g. RS for CT systems) · Sales of niche NDT equipment Due to the cooperation with Airbus, new developments and information are available first hand. Testia is able to provide this knowhow for other industries and offer the unique possibility to gain profit from Aerospace developments. The Testia GmbH is an ISO9100 certified company and thus cover all aspects to ensure a high quality of services and products.
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As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs more than 12,000 people in 17 states across the U.S. and several international locations.Our company is comprised of three operating groups:Flight Systems GroupLeading provider of small- and medium-class space launch vehicles for civil, military and commercial missions. Premier producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and specialty energetic products. Major supplier of interceptor boosters and target vehicles for missile defense applications. World class manufacturer of composite structures for commercial and military aircraft and launch vehicles. Defense Systems GroupAn industry leader in propulsion and controls for air-, sea- and land-based tactical missiles and missile defense interceptors, fusing and warheads for tactical missiles and munitions. Supplier of advanced defense electronics for next-generation strike weapon systems, missile-warning and aircraft survivability, and special-mission aircraft. Leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition, medium-caliber gun systems and precision munitions guidance kits. Largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition. Space Systems GroupAn industry-leading provider of commercial satellites used for global communications and high-resolution Earth imaging. A leading provider of small and medium spacecraft that perform scientific research and national security missions for government customers. Provider of commercial cargo delivery services to the International Space Station and developer of advanced commercial space-launch systems. Premier provider of spacecraft components and subsystems and specialized engineering services. Some general company facts and figures:Annual revenues of approximately $4.4 billion (Pro forma CY 2014) with total contract backlog of about $12 billion. Experienced workforce of over 12,000 employees dedicated to aerospace and defense including 4,300 engineers and scientists; 7,200 manufacturing and operations specialists; and 1,100 management and administration personnel. Modern industrial facilities - over 19 million square feet of state-of-the-art R&D, manufacturing, test and operations, and office space. Solid financial outlook and strong balance sheet – revenue and profit growth, strong cash flow and low debt levels. Leading producer of solid rocket propulsion systems… over 16,000 motors built for strategic, tactical and space applications. Largest manufacturer of small- and medium-caliber ammunition… more than 8 billion rounds produced in last five years. Primary supplier of long-range missile defense interceptors and target systems… more than 300 vehicles built or under contract. Major builder of satellites and related subsystems… over 225 space systems and more than 800 space components delivered or in production. Principal supplier of medium-caliber gun systems for U.S. and NATO… 15,000-unit installed base. Leading operator of small research rockets and high-altitude scientific balloons… about 30 missions conducted per year. Expertise in facility management and co-production... operator of the largest U.S. ammunitions manufacturing facility.
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Aerosud is an established leader in the aviation industry supplying integrated manufacturing solutions. Aerosud is a smart supplier, capable of adding value to partnerships involving programme management, design, development and production processes.
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Beautifully engineered 3D printed production parts and working prototypes. Graphite is a 3D printing consultancy and manufacturer of parts for businesses that want to make more of the potential of additive manufacturing. We work closely with engineers, model makers, industrial designers and product designers within these companies to test concepts, improve designs, cut production costs and solve complex design challenges.
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Concept Laser GmbH is an independent company based in Lichtenfels, Germany. Since its founding in 2000, it has been a leading innovator in the field of metal laser melting with the patented LaserCUSING® technology across many industries.The term LaserCUSING®, a combination of the C from CONCEPT Laser and the word FUSING (to fully melt), describes the technology: the fusing process generates components layer by layer using 3D CAD data. In the metal laser melting process, standard commercial batch materials in powder form are locally fused by a high-energy fibre laser. During the laser process, the one-component metal powder is completely fused. Following setting, the material solidifies. This means that the finished component is provided with almost ideal material properties.The additive manufacturing technology allows the production of complex component geometries without tools to create parts that are difficult or even impossible to achieve through conventional manufacturing.
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GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.
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Alcoa is a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing. Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our 59,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa, and follow us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/alcoa.
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The rise of 3-D printing is changing the way companies approach manufacturing around the world. The process of creating a product layer-by-layer from a digital design can often be completed at a fraction of the time it would take for traditional manufacturing. Today, it’s possible to print everything from prosthetic limbs to parts durable enough to fly in space.At Lockheed Martin, manufacturing lines for products like fighter jets and satellites are increasingly using additive techniques to produce prototypes, tooling and flight-ready parts. Read on to learn how we are evolving the art of 3-D printing and bringing significant cost savings to our customers.
INCREASING SIZES
We are using 3-D printers for prototyping parts with polymers and printing flight-ready parts with titanium, aluminum and Inconel. The size of these parts is expanding, from brackets the size of playing cards already used on our Juno spacecraft to parts that are 10 feet long and printed in room-sized machines.
CUTTING LEAD TIMES
For many applications, the process of additive manufacturing takes significantly less time than traditional manufacturing. Using a Sciaky printer, the preform of the 3-D printed spacecraft fuel tank pictured below can be ready in around two weeks versus 18 to 20 months prior to additive manufacturing, especially considering the time it takes to purchase or acquire raw materials.
REDUCING WEIGHT
With 3-D printing, we are realizing geometrically complex designs, features and parts that are virtually impossible to manufacture with conventional machining. This can significantly reduce the weight of parts and components and can also reduce machining time for brackets, fittings and other structures. The demo part pictured below represents the potential light-weight designs that could be used for fittings in the future.
PROVING RELIABILITY
For parts requiring flight qualification, titanium fuel tanks are the most demanding items we’ve created using additive manufacturing. These tanks operate in space under incredible internal pressure and need to survive 54Gs, as well as other environmental stresses during launch. Already, several of our parts have flown in space, including an Inconel pressure vent used for Orion and eight brackets on board the Juno spacecraft
EXPANDING FUNCTIONALITY
We incorporated several automated manufacturing operations into a coordinated manufacturing cluster. The Multi-Robotic Additive Cluster is capable of using multiple material depositions and can simultaneously perform additive and subtractive machining.
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Avio Aero is a GE Aviation business which designs, manufactures and maintains components and systems for civil and military aviation. Today, the company provides its clients with innovative technological solutions to respond quickly to constant changes demanded by the market: Additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, but also cells dedicated to streamlined manufacturing of transmissions, turbines and combustion chambers.Avio Aero has its head office in Italy and major plants in Rivalta di Torino, Pomigliano d’Arco (Naples) and Brindisi. Avio Aero has production sites in Poland, Brazil and China, with more than 4700 employees worldwide (around 4000 of whom are based in Italy).Continuous and ongoing investment in research and development and an established network of relationships with leading universities and international research centres have allowed Avio Aero to develop technological and manufacturing excellence which is recognised across the globe: an achievement borne out by a range of collaborative partnerships with key operators in the global aviation industry.The challenge for Avio Aero is to access technologies and develop new architectures to reduce energy consumption, make aircraft engines lighter and providing the best performances possible.
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