Moog Completes First Project Under USAF’s Booster Propulsion Maturation Program
The first of ten contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) was recently completed.
Moog Adds Copper To Capabilities
Focusing on its goal of leading the industry with improving process knowledge and metallurgical understanding.
Moog Innovative Rocket Engines with Duff Bushway
Metal additive manufacturing has many advantages for in-space propulsion; offering lower part counts, reduce lead-times, reduced weights, and unique and improved geometries to increase engine efficiencies. Moog has been developing processes to develop high temperature tolerant metal materials to use the advantages of additive manufacturing...
George Small Veripart Introduction - Issue #1
Our first forays into additive manufacturing (AM) go back over 15 years. With our background in manufacturing of complex parts, we could easily see the value of direct digital fabrication. Printing of polymer parts for fit checks, prototypes and tooling became commonplace at Moog. But the real target for us was metal additive parts.
Certification of Production AM Parts - Issue #2
In December 2015 Moog acquired an equity ownership of Linear Mold & Engineering. In 2017 Moog fully acquired this company, which will now be referred to as Moog Linear. Moog gained metal additive technology and expertise with this acquisition. With over a decade of experience in metal 3D printing for customers, Moog Linear had gained hard-won practical knowledge on serial production of AM metal parts.
Additive Manufacturing Reshaping Logistics - Issue #3
Imagine a scenario where lives depend upon a mission being flown off the deck of an aircraft carrier far out at sea. The only available aircraft has just been grounded with a failed critical part. There is no part inventory on the carrier. But we do have a 3d printer and a stock of powder aboard. A technical data package is available for the part, and a replacement is quickly printed.
Process Development and Control in Metal Additive Manufacturing
The Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) process used in Moog’s Additive Manufacturing Center (AMC) is complex with a multitude of variables, any one of which…if incorrect…can result in poor-quality and unusable parts. One of the primary challenges for setting up an LPBF additive manufacturing (AM) machine resides, therefore, in the proper optimization and control of the various parameters along the process chain.