The shuttles were meant to be reusable, and that went for the heat shields
ADEPT is a mechanically-deployable heat shield
concept using carbon fabric: a flexible heat shield
that expands to "open" like an umbrella.
Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger (GB), said: "Given the unique shape and requirements of product, the designs for these heat shields
were very complex - requiring close coordination between Jaguar Land Rover's designers and engineers from our own team.
RAY: If it's none of that stuff, then it simply could be that your heat shield
They would be using mechanical fasteners instead along with a heat shield
The crew conducted the checkup to confirm if five pieces of the heat shield
had fallen off the external fuel tank at the launch and hit Discovery's wings.
Because some models have three heat shields
, three tables are set up side by side so that the robot can cut a complete set at one time.
As Robert Kuttner wrote in the Harvard Business Review, "on a walking tour of the sprawling Miami base one hears tales of "Whispering Joe's heat shields
,' and "George's fan blades.'' Welder "Whispering Joe' Imperatori had saved Eastern $304,000 by developing a new way of welding heat shields
, and mechanic George Henderson had saved Eastern $306,000 a year by showing how to repair fan blades at a cost of $19.20 per blade instead of buying them new for $163.80 each.
TOM: But heat shields
are made of cheap metal, and eventually they fall off, or start making so much rattling noise that people remove them.
ElringKlinger says it will make it the only high volume producer of underbody heat shields
in the UK.
The Redcar-based firm will become the only high volume producer of underbody heat shields
in the UK when it starts working with the car making giant towards the end of next year.