New Technology Development
As part of its R&T efforts, AEC is always exploring technologies that complement our existing technologies. Under development now:
Ceramic Matrix Composites
These families of materials use a ceramic precursor and are suitable for higher temperature applications (1300-2250F/700-1400C). They are suitable for applications such as engine hot zones/regions, structural insulators, and thermal standoffs.
This is an automated capability used for placing steered fiber in 2D reinforced components, including larger structures.
3D Pin Insertion
In this process, a robot is used to insert pins into curved and complex sandwich panel structures.