Visit by US Senator Highlights Value of Innovative Businesses

Visit by US Senator Highlights Value of Innovative Businesses

New Hampshire’s US Senator Maggie Hassan visited Creare on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Sen. Hassan reached out to the company to understand the issues and concerns facing small businesses in the state. Her visit began with a short meeting with Creare’s management team. Staff then provided a tour of Creare’s Great Hollow facility, highlighting many […]

AFRL and Creare Sign Agreement to Further Non-Contact Inspection Method Development

AFRL and Creare Sign Agreement to Further Non-Contact Inspection Method Development

The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Creare LLC in order to transfer hardware and software to the Hanover, New Hampshire company so that Creare can continue important research to develop non-contact inspection methods for aircraft components.  More details are available in this AFRL […]

Harnessing Energy from Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

Harnessing Energy from Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

Hydrothermal vents are formed by seawater that percolates through fissures in the ocean crust in regions where the Earth’s tectonic plates are spreading or colliding.  The cold sea water is heated by hot magma and then emanates from vents in the seafloor. Water issuing from hydrothermal vents may reach temperatures of over 700° F. The […]

Spurring Innovation in Hearing Aid Development

Spurring Innovation in Hearing Aid Development

Hearing impairment is widespread – approximately 15% of American adults report some degree of hearing trouble.  Yet, only 4 in 10 people with moderate-to-severe hearing loss use amplification (i.e., a hearing aid). And less than 1 in 10 people with mild hearing loss use some kind of amplification*.  Clearly, there is room for improved rehabilitation […]

Advanced Composite Manufacturing is Highlighted at DMC 2016

Advanced Composite Manufacturing is Highlighted at DMC 2016

The Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) is a four-day gathering of top government and industry leaders and manufacturing subject matter experts. The 2016 conference agenda covered strategic directions and funding opportunities, as well as briefings on the latest innovations in support of defense manufacturing priorities.  Plenary keynotes included “Challenges of Sustaining and Modernizing the DoD/Army”, a […]

The “After” Picture:  No-Shave November

The “After” Picture: No-Shave November

A group of bewhiskered Creare staff gathered for this photo to document their month-long abstention from facial grooming. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow cancer awareness “by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.” Participation grew from 14 piliferous employees in 2015 to 27 hirsute […]

Recuperator Technology Increases Gas Turbine Efficiency

Recuperator Technology Increases Gas Turbine Efficiency

Increased mission endurance is a critical requirement for many unmanned air vehicles.  Advanced recuperators can reduce fuel consumption and significantly expand the mission envelopes for gas turbine-powered UAVs. The recuperator recycles heat from the exhaust stream and adds it to the compressed air entering the combustor. Creare has developed an innovative recuperator design that enables […]

Supporting No-Shave November

Supporting No-Shave November

The goal of No-Shave November is “to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.”  Participants donate the money they would typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. A large group of Creare […]

Fastener Measurement

Fastener Measurement

One technical challenge in achieving stealth is that the aircraft surface, often referred to as the outer mold line (OML), must be “smooth.” Attaching the panels that make up the OML, however, requires lots of fasteners – tens of thousands per plane! Each fastener needs to be installed, filled, and painted. This process is conceptually similar to filling screw holes in drywall, except that almost all OML surfaces […]

Keeping It Cool in the Air

Keeping It Cool in the Air

Many advanced electronics and photonics systems for future spacecraft and military aircraft, including phased array detectors, radar systems, and fiber laser systems, require effective cooling at very uniform temperature over large areas. Many of these cooling needs can be addressed only with advanced Thermal Management Systems (TMSs). Creare has been actively developing innovative solutions for […]