The Sky’s the Limit: Cobra Aero Rethinks Designing for Additive Manufacturing with nTopology

Written by on 21st June 2021
When your fast-growing company designs and manufactures some 2,000 small engines per year, you like to stay abreast of the latest digital-engineering tools. Yet Sean Hilbert, president of Cobra Aero, is also adamant that the final proof of the integrity of every power and propulsion product he creates for his motorcycle and drone customers is always the test bench.

Boom Supersonic Readies for Flight with Metal Additive Manufacturing on Board

Written by on 21st June 2021
The unveiling of Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 supersonic demonstrator aircraft last fall at the company’s Denver hangar has brought the dream of a return to supersonic air travel closer to reality. While XB-1, as well as the company’s future Overture supersonic airliner, echo the shape of the earlier Concorde (see sidebar), XB-1 presented its creators with an opportunity to explore more advanced designs and manufacturing technologies than were available to Concorde engineers.

Terrific Tooling Timesaver

Written by on 28th April 2021
Tooling design is challenging work. In the case of jigs and fixtures, the part must be held securely enough that it won’t move during machining, but not so tightly that damage or distortion can occur.

3D Printing the “Impossible” Metal Part

Written by on 28th April 2021
Whether it’s for the portable generator that keeps the refrigerator cold and the light bulbs lit during a power outage, or the hybrid-electric engines that can lift delivery drones high into the sky, the world needs compact and reliable energy sources. Making them smaller, more powerful, and especially more affordable is the vision of Enrique Enriquez, president of KW Micro Power.

Connecting the Dots

Written by on 16th July 2018
Mechanical engineering service provider cuts CAD modeling time by over 90-percent with InfiPoints from Elysium.