MANUFACTURING processes, RAPID prototyping, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, THREE-dimensional printing, DRONE aircraft, CALORIC expenditure, and VEHICLE design & construction
The article discusses additive manufacturing, a method of manufacturing in which digital files and pictures can be used to develop items including components for the aerospace industry. The authors discuss the development of an unmanned air vehicle which was made with three-dimensional printing and argue that additive manufacturing allows people to design and manufacture parts rapidly. They also argue that additive manufacturing can cut energy expenditures and allow for more innovation.
TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, AERONAUTICS, SINTERING, and AIRPLANE design & construction equipment
States that engineers at Rocketdyne's Canoga Park, California Rapid Prototyping Center are successfully employing a laser sintering process to quickly create parts and models. Use of a Sinterstation; How the process is conducted; Equipment used.
AEROSPACE industries, RESEARCH & development, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and CREATIVE ability in business
The article focuses on Lockhead Martin's approach to research and technology. According to the company's chief technology officer, Ray Johnson, they focus on products and services and look for sources of ideas outside the company. He says that the company is continuing to increase its university research program, working with key schools. Lockheed Martin is known for the Skunk Works, an isolated organization renowned for its creative culture, rapid prototyping and classified work.