Airframer journal -
Plated composites; the answer to corrosion in airframe electrical interconnects?
February 2006 issue
By Greg Burland and Alan Riddell
A copper layer overlaid with electroless nickel protected connectors from corrosion.
Improved corrosion resistance is high on the wish list of every aircraft manufacturer, but traditional methods of providing and testing corrosion protection have been found to be inadequate. Here, Greg Burland and Alan Riddell of Icore International discuss a new method of combating corrosion in electrical interconnect systems.
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Features from this issue:
Damage tolerance and durability of adhesively bonded composite Structures
Price of titanium still sky-high – but for how long?
Airship technology looks set to reach new heights