A type of electrical component, a diode allows current to flow in a single direction, but can emit or sense light based on which specialized model is used. Important for assisting the necessary functions of semiconductors in various digital and linear circuits, diode arrays are discrete electrical diode devices often consisting of unconnected diodes assembled along a linear package. Also referred to as a semiconductor package, diode arrays typically come with four diodes in a single assembly, but are available in a variety of designs and configurations for optimal part compatibility. To better answer any questions you may have on diode arrays, we will discuss how they amplify electrical processes to provide improved reliability, high density packaging, faster assembly speeds, and fewer parts in comparison to individually packaged diodes.


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Washer components are common hardware pieces, typically coming in the form of a thin plate that has a hole in the middle. When paired with a threaded fastener such as a bolt or nut, the washer serves to distribute loads for the benefit of an assembly. Beyond such a role, washers may also operate as a spacer, wear pad, locking device, preload indicating device, or vibration reducer. Washers may be constructed from various materials such as metal and plastic, and they come in numerous forms to facilitate the operations of different systems. Plain and spring washers are two common variations, each of which differ from one another to benefit varying needs. In this blog, we will discuss the differences between each so that you may better understand the roles that they play.


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U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft supercarriers are comprised of over one billion individual parts and components. Despite this, when you break them down into their base functions, they are pretty easy to understand. They are tasked with four main functions: to transport aircraft overseas, launch and land aircraft, serve as a mobile command center for military operation, and house all the men and women stationed on the carrier. To carry out these tasks, each part of the carrier has an important job.


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At the very first glance, the cockpit of an aircraft may seem like complex or daunting technology. While an intricate system to control the aircraft’s rotation, center of gravity, and direction is certainly necessary, the system, when learned and written into muscle memory, is certainly manageable for pilots. The cockpit of each aircraft is made similarly enough so that when a pilot enters the cockpit of a new aircraft, they can recognize the basic and most important components. 


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If you are intending to purchase a new aircraft, then it’s important that you know the parts essentials of maintaining it. One piece necessary for maintaining the part is multi-link towbar heads. A versatile tool, the Multi-link aircraft towbar is a device that is used to pull up the front landing gear on a small aircraft.


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Aircraft landing gear is a hugely important component of any aircraft. Aside from landing, it is also necessary for taxiing and take off. The three main functioning components of aircraft landing gear are the shock-absorber cylinders, shock-absorber pistons, and tires. Unsurprisingly, the shock-absorbers undergo extreme stress as the aircraft touches down, but it’s not always clear how much. Determining the wear on your landing gear is important, as it will inform you when it’s time to repair or replace it.


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In a piece of machinery as complicated as a modern aircraft, each individual part has an important role to play. That said, there are still certain parts of aircraft that most people would agree are more critical than others. Here are the five key components of an aircraft.


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Spacecraft and airplanes are intricate machines that are designed and built to precise specifications, including which alloying element works best for individual components. Aluminum, copper, and nickel are most commonly used because of their ability to resist wear and tear, their heat resistance,  and their magnetic properties. New applications have been found to utilize these metals and vastly improve existing designs.


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Bombardier has finally reached their seven-year goal in completing their state of art reclining chair, known as the Nuage passenger seat. After constant trial and error, the Aerospace company, has found a solution to not only correct posture but make the flight more worthwhile. The chair is scheduled to be placed upon the Global 7000 once it has been certified.


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EASAs certification regulations have been recently meet by Safran Helicopter Group to be able to bring their Arriel 2H Engine to life. Currently Safran has plans of having their engine to be able to be incorporated into a AC312E, a civilian helicopter, manufactured by Avicopter. This particular specification of the Arriel was chosen in the year 2015 due to its efficiency and unique characteristics created by Avic Harbin Aircraft Industry Group. The 2H engine derived from the previous model known as the 2+. With the new models enhanced technology, the 2H has the power to takeoff at a rate of 986 shp.


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