Tag: aerospace

UMR autoclave installed, ready for business

Posted by on February 28, 2006

With its autoclave now installed, the University of Missouri-Rolla is ready to help aerospace businesses produce intricate prototypes and sub-scale, but complex, composite parts.

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Lead-free mandate will affect aerospace industry, says UMR researcher

Posted by on June 21, 2005

Dr. Matt O’Keefe, associate professor of materials science and engineering at UMR, is testing solder joints to find out how lead (tin-lead) and lead-free (tin-silver-copper) solders compare. His work is in collaboration with Boeing-Phantom Works, Northrop Grumman, Air Force Research Laboratory and the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT), which is housed at UMR.

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UMR receives additional $3.5 million for Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies

Posted by on August 11, 2004

UMR’s Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) will receive an additional $3.5 million in federal funds for the coming year, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) announced Wednesday during a visit to the UMR campus.

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UMR student tests low-cost software for small-plane simulation

Posted by on June 24, 2004

University of Missouri-Rolla student Peter Cross is investigating applications of normal aircraft simulation software for use with non-commercial aircraft to see how accurately he can simulate flights on a much smaller scale than normal.

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UMR team finishes second in airplane event

Posted by on June 22, 2004

For the second time in 2004, a radio-controlled airplane designed by UMR students carried the most weight in an international student-design competition, and the team finished second overall in the event.

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UMR receives $7.3 million for aerospace manufacturing research

Posted by on May 4, 2004

The recent award of a $7.3 million contract to UMR to develop new manufacturing methods for the aerospace industry is "a prime example of how government, industry and universities can work together to foster economic development," says UMR Chancellor Gary Thomas.

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UMR places second in heavy-lift aircraft event

Posted by on April 19, 2004

A team of UMR students finished second in an international weight-lifting competition of radio-controlled airplanes held April 16-18 in Deland, Fla. The UMR team also received a trophy for lifting the most weight in the competition.

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UMR-developed technique may guide future space launches

Posted by on March 22, 2004

A new flight-control method created by UMR researchers to launch missiles and aircraft may one day send unmanned space vehicles on voyages to the moon, Mars or beyond.

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Students create tethered satellite to research distributed systems

Posted by on March 11, 2004

Call it a match made for the heavens: MR SAT and MRS SAT, a pair of microsatellites created by UMR engineering students, will tie the knot before they launch into space.

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Students plan a spin on NASA’s "vomit comet"

Posted by on January 29, 2003

In hopes of finding ways to improve construction in space, eight University of Missouri-Rolla students will conduct reduced-gravity experiments on welding properties April 23 through May 3 aboard NASA’s KC-135 aircraft, the "vomit comet" that doubled as a command module for Tom Hanks and other cast members during the filming of the movie Apollo 13.

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