Since the invention of automobiles and their internal combustion engines, such vehicles and apparatuses have come a long way in their capabilities and advancements. With more efficient combustion and greater torque transmission, automobiles are faster, more fuel-efficient, and powerful than they have ever been. While a number of components serve important roles in providing such power, the camshaft and crankshaft components in particular are crucial to initiating engine cycles and transferring torque to the transmission.


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The gas turbine engine, also known as a combustion turbine, is an aircraft powerplant type that utilizes the internal combustion of fuel and air mixtures in order to achieve thrust for heavier-than-air-flight. Through the various gas turbine parts that work together to compress and ignite fuel mixtures, different types of gas turbine engines can accommodate the needs of aircraft with their high power-to-weight ratios and reliability. In this blog, we will discuss the main components of the gas turbine engine, allowing you to best understand the common components that make up most models and types.


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A beacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) emitter device that emits radio waves reaching several hundreds of meters and sending information to other bluetooth devices such as smartphones, computers, tablets, and more. Beacons are advantageous for many reasons, but perhaps none greater than their low energy consumption, which allows them to operate for up to twenty years. Apple was at the forefront of the beacon market when they released the iBeacon in 2013 to developers and wireless beacon manufacturers. However, the iBeacon is not a device but rather a frame format allowing bluetooth beacons to communicate with iOS devices. Today, beacons are more popular than ever, with more than 50 BLE manufacturers and countless technical platform providers. In this blog, we will discuss how beacons operate and their uses throughout various industries.


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When manufacturing various products, components sometimes require a great amount of compressive force in order to forge, clinch, punch, mould, blank, deep draw, or form materials. As such, machines that provide a great amount of compressive force with ease are very advantageous for manufacturers. While mechanical presses have long served production, newer technology has helped us improve our capabilities and strength while reducing the size of machinery. Within a variety of manufacturer facilities and shops, hydraulic and pneumatic presses are commonly used for performing physical tasks that require large amounts of pressure. With each providing their own unique considerations, understanding the differences between hydraulic & pneumatic press components can help you better make a decision on what type of machinery is best for you.


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Turbocharging engines have revolutionized the capability of piston powered aircraft, allowing them to operate at high altitudes with ease. As air pressure and density decreases as an aircraft rises higher above sea-level, aircraft typically lose engine power the higher they climb. To offset this effect, aircraft manufacturers often implement turbochargers within the engine, allowing for air to be compressed to a higher density before being mixed with fuel for combustion. In this blog, we will discuss the history of the turbocharger, as well as how they compare to other turbos such as superchargers.


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In recent years, a number of developers and manufacturers have been pushing us ever closer to realizing more electric aircraft. BAE Systems in particular have made their entrance into the market, utilizing their experience with hybrid buses and flight and engine controls in order to create energy management and control systems for both hybrid and fully electric aircraft. Currently, they are moving forward with the development of new energy management systems that will be combined with controls for hybrid engines, allowing them to progress towards future hybrid electric prototypes that are set to be operating in the near future.


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The crankcase is the housing for the crankshaft within a reciprocating internal combustion engine. In most modern engines, the crankcase is integrated into the engine block. Two-stroke engines use a crankcase compression design which results in the fuel/air mixture passing through the crankcase before entering the cylinders. In this configuration, the crankcase does not include an oil sump. In four-stroke engines, the crankcase features an oil sump at the bottom, with most of the engine’s oil being held in the crankcase. The fuel/air mixture does not pass through the crankcase in a four-stroke engine, though a modicum of exhaust gases commonly enter as residual blow-by from the combustion chamber.


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If you’re not aware of the purpose of a ventilator, ventilators are designed to facilitate the respiratory issues experienced by numerous coronavirus patients  Though ventilator machines have been around for many years, the need for them is at an all time high as the novel coronavirus has gripped the global population, resulting in many people needing to rely on a ventilator machine. For more information on some of the biggest producers of ventilators in the market, read on below.


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A transformer is an electrical device capable of changing the voltage level of an alternating current (AC) in a circuit. Transformers are only functional in AC circuits, and will not operate within a direct current (DC) circuit. In its most basic configuration, a transformer comprises two separate coils of wire wound around a single core. The coil that connects to the incoming voltage sources is considered the primary coil, while the coil connected to the outgoing voltage is the secondary coil. The core is an electromagnetic device that limits or amplifies the voltage flow depending on output requirements. This blog will seek to explain the way transformers work, their wide array of types, and how they differ from inductors.


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When assembling an aircraft and their various equipment and instruments, a plethora of fasteners are used to secure components together, providing for load bearing, preventing movement of parts, and more. Threaded inserts are an extremely useful fastener component that can be paired with a correlating fastener to provide high strength and versatility. In this article, we will discuss what threaded inserts are, as well as the various types of threaded inserts that are used across aerospace applications.


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