Our digital world is demanding ever faster connectivity as we move at breakneck speed to interconnect all manner of devices. The space sector is currently evolving to meet this demand with a wide range of innovative technologies including new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellations alongside new GEO stationary units which will combined provide unprecedented access to communications on a global basis which will in turn lead to global growth.
This demand for increased numbers of launches is also spurring new developments in launch vehicle technology and in deep space exploration and all this rapid innovation is driving unprecedented innovation in the core technologies needed.
This rapid development and constant push for lighter and smaller payloads demands radical new designs and AM is proving itself to be a game changing enabler of these new designs. Using AM as a core technology, our customers are realizing products that would have been considered impossible only a few years ago and are enjoying rapid development cycles along with cost competitiveness and unprecedented performance.
The RF Waveguide was originally made up of multiple components with corresponding interface flanges and associated hardware with a mass of 275g. Through an iterative design process, Burloak successfully consolidated the assembly into a single unified body. This resulted in less failure points, a dramatic mass reduction, and lowered assembly and machining costs.
As a pioneer of AM in space applications, Burloak Technologies is well-positioned to help your space company leverage the power of this innovative manufacturing process with our proven space heritage, innovative design solutions and a wide range of flight qualified materials, our team are ready to work with you to simplify complex designs and reduce your time-to-solution, so you can help humanity explore the final frontier, faster.
Contact us to explore with us which AM solutions we offer for your space challenges.
We’re pleased to sponsor the 2021 Additive Manufacturing Summit in Toulouse, France – the two-day event brings together members from across the aerospace industry to discuss the latest trends and tech, and game-changing opportunities.
President & CEO, Colin Osborne recently spoke with Machinery and Equipment MRO Magazine about ramping up AM trends.
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