- Coast Composites, CCAT to Fabricate Molds
Coast Composites of Irvine, Calif., and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. of East Hartford will fabricate large molds for production of aerospace structures. Coast Composites has contracted with the Connecticut-based company to relocate its 10-kW ytterbium-glass fiber laser, manufactured by IPG Photonics of Oxford, Mass., to California, where it will be used for final mold assembly. Composite structures created with these molds will be incorporated into model 787 airplanes from Boeing Co.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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