We have already published two new white papers in 2019 with exciting insights into 3D printing and sealing applications in the aerospace industry. On several pages, certain topics are explained in detail and new technologies or applications are presented.
The whitepapers are briefly explained below. Simply click on the links and you will come to the complete texts.
Reduce material waste and increase efficiency: The dispensing and application of sealant and sealing compounds in conventional aircraft construction is a complex process that can be significantly improved in many ways. In the construction of aircraft in the early 20th century, seals in aircraft tanks or fuel lines, for example, were usually rubber sheets cut into shape. The introduction and development of aliphatic polysulfides by the Thiokol Chemical Corp. in 1928 laid the foundation for subsequent optimization. This material was first used in an aircraft tank from the US Air Force in 1941. >>more
Evaluation of different additive manufacturing processes with liquids and pastes: The use of additive manufacturing processes is increasing within industrial applications, as they bring some significant customer benefits compared to conventional processes. Additive manufacturing is based upon the layered structure of a component. The production time therefore depends on the volume to be applied to the component. The geometric shape of the individual layers has a minor influence. This results in a greater amount of design freedom. >>more
Whitepaper from 2018:
Silicone has become one of the most versatile connecting materials and can be used across a huge range of applications. Although many users are only familiar with standard commercial “silicone sealants” in plumbing, the material has considerably more potential uses. Meanwhile, the ongoing development of silicones is opening new applications in the industry for future production methods. The development of new products and production methods means that users are constantly faced with new requirements in terms of silicone’s material properties. >>more
“Digitization” and “networking” are everywhere. New technologies play an important role in this and are also revolutionizing nutrition and fitness. Food production is also affected by our health-conscious way of life, as part of the personal lifestyle, because eating habits are closely related to the fitness hype. The biggest challenge that the industry needs to address is the conversion and adaptation of food production and related processes. In the future, manufacturers will need to be able to produce batch size 1 food whilst still being competitive. >>more
A comparison of 3D printing processes: 3D printed or additive manufacturing components are revolutionizing industrial production – and have been doing so for a long time. Various processes are establishing themselves on the market and breaking up the structures of conventional production processes. To produce an object there are now numerous, different possibilities available. The various additive manufacturing processes differ significantly in terms of the manufacturing processes of the classic ways of producing objects or parts. >>mehr
The relative pressure sensor flowplus16 is specially designed for the requirements of semi and fully automated dosing processes. With the help of the Luer system, it can be integrated into a wide variety of applications in a space-saving manner. flowplus16 provides a temperature-compensated, linear output signal in the range of 0.1 – 10 volts and is ideally suited for implementation in industrial processes with higher-level control (PLC). Due to its properties, the dead space free fluid channel is particularly suitable for chemically aggressive materials. >>mehr