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For aerospace enterprises, experienced materials testing, and metallographic support are critical. Buehler stands as your trusted partner to take science to new heights. Whether it’s metals, composites, or polymers, every material adheres to our stringent standards. Our metallurgical sample preparation equipment, coupled with an extensive range of consumables and analysis systems, ensures excellence.

Buehler understands that consistency and reproducibility are key to the aerospace industry. With our extensive experience, specialized knowledge, and robust equipment, we facilitate suppliers and manufacturers in achieving NADCAP accreditation within the aerospace sector.

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Aircraft Framework
Aircraft Framework
Elevate aircraft integrity and explore sample prep, material insights, and hardness testing for safer, dependable aircraft framework.
Thermal Spray Coatings
Thermal Spray Coatings

Explore innovation through articles on thermal spray coatings. Discover techniques, materials, and aviation technology insights.

Additive Materials
Additive Materials

Embrace aerospace’s transformation and prepare for growth with additive manufacturing. Master sample prep and analysis fundamentals, including consumable selection, hardness testing, and more.

Composite Materials
Composite Materials

Discover composite materials’ versatility in aerospace with a focus on common types and expert preparation practices.

Aerospace Industry Solutions
Discovery Essentials

Dive into aerospace metallography; from fundamentals to advanced techniques. Bonus article celebrates the lunar landing and Buehler’s role.

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Buehler's commitment to the aerospace industry is evident in its partnership with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), which serves as a featured Buehler Customer Center. Buehler is on the technical advisory council and is also an affiliate CCAM member, committing testing equipment and research instruments to the CCAM facilities.

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Aircraft Framework
Aircraft Framework

Elevate Aircraft Integrity: Learn how proper sample preparation and analysis can develop the dependability and safety of aircraft frameworks by enhancing your knowledge of materials such as steel fasteners, Titanium, Magnesium alloys, Aluminum, and super alloys. Discover the very core of aerospace metallography as we share expert insights, techniques, and best practices for selecting consumables and improving your hardness testing results.

Thermal Spray Coatings
Thermal Spray Coatings

Drive Aerospace Innovation. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive series of articles dedicated to the science of metallographic sample preparation and analysis for thermal spray coatings. Gain insights into the techniques, methodologies, and materials that drive the aerospace industry, including best practices in vacuum impregnation, consumable selection, porosity measurement, and more. Learn from our experts as they dissect the core principles behind thermal spray coatings and their critical importance in aviation technology.

Additive Materials
Additive Materials

Revolutionize Aerospace. Transforming the sector, additive manufacturing addresses the limitations of conventional manufacturing techniques and produces efficient production of intricate components. Prepare for this growth by focusing on the fundamentals of sample preparation and analysis, including best practices in consumable selection based on material, surface coating measurement, hardness test mapping, and more.

Composite Materials
Composite Materials

Unlock Potential. Composite materials are finding wider applications in aerospace, building construction, and automotive sectors. Attributes such as their high strength, light weight characteristics, ability to mold to complex shapes, and resistance to corrosion among others, make them invaluable to modern aerospace applications. Learn about some of the most common composites, including fiber reinforced polymers, and best practices during sectioning, mounting, and grinding/polishing stages during preparation sequences.

Aerospace Industry Solutions
Discovery Essentials

Aerospace Skylines: Uncover a multitude of aerospace metallography insights, spanning various materials and tasks. Acquire fundamental knowledge and cutting-edge techniques, mastering metallographic procedures that optimize aerospace excellence. Articles include foundational sample preparation and advanced techniques in hardness testing and imaging analysis. Read further for a bonus article celebrating the anniversary of the lunar landing and Buehler’s involvement.

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Applications of Metamaterials

With Prof. Lorenzo Valdevit

An overview of the definitions and classes of metamaterials will be provided with a specific emphasis to the applications as lightweight structural materials. The various features of structural metamaterials will be discussed as well as the role of metal additive manufacturing in enabling the scale of these materials. Future pathways to the implementation of these unique materials will be presented.

Applications of Light Metals

With Dr. Carl Söderhjelm

The lecture will first review the prototypical structures and identifying properties of various industrially relevant light metals. Then, several case studies will be presented to demonstrate the novel use of these materials in light weighting across different fields. The lecture will conclude with emerging materials and tools to design them.

Additive Manufacturing Overview

With Mr. Brandon Fields

The field of metal additive manufacturing will be discussed with a highlight to the variety of technologies currently in use and identify the industry leading techniques. The core principals of each will be presented along with comparisons and use cases for each.

Powder Metallurgy Versus Conventional Processing

With Prof. Diran Apelian or Dr. Ben MacDonald

Powder metallurgy as a class of processing technologies will be covered with an emphasis to the key differentiations with conventional processing. The implication of critical solidification parameters including cooling rate will be reviewed as they affect the refinement of microstructures and the presence of metastable structures. Traditional consolidation approaches to creating bulk parts will be discussed as well as the use of metal powder as a feedstock to additive manufacturing.

The Linkage of Processing Structure Properties

With Dr. Ben MacDonald

This lecture will serve to established and review the core metallurgical principles that are essential to understanding materials as a system. With an overview of the hierarchical structural features of metals, fundamentals of solidification, wrought processing, and heat treatment, the interconnected relationships of processing, structure, and properties will be established.

Current Trends in Light Weighting of Structural Materials

With Prof. Diran Apelian

This lecture will serve as a motivation for the course with emphasis on current trends in light weighting of structural materials. Global context to the need for light weighting will be provided as it is critical to a variety of fields from aerospace to the electrification of transportation. Paths forward will be proposed, specifically the unique potential of metal additive manufacturing to accomplishing these goals. This lecture will conclude by introducing the structure of the lectures that will be presented in the course.