Creare Awarded NASA Contract to Develop Low Vibration Cryocooler

Creare Awarded NASA Contract to Develop Low Vibration Cryocooler

Creare, a leading developer of cryogenic components and systems, has received a new contract from NASA.  The SBIR Phase II award from NASA Shared Services Center will fund the further development of a 10 K multi-stage cryocooler with very low vibration. Advanced space borne instruments require cooling at temperatures of 10 K and below. Potential […]

Creare Applies Its Turbomachinery Expertise to Hovercraft Lift Fan

Creare Applies Its Turbomachinery Expertise to Hovercraft Lift Fan

Creare’s skills in turbomachinery development are being leveraged by the US Navy to improve the next generation of hovercraft. The Navy uses air cushion vehicles to quickly transport troops and equipment from larger transport ships to land. The Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) is the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of Landing Craft Air […]

Creare Engineer Recognized During Women’s History Month

Creare Engineer Recognized During Women’s History Month

In the US, March has been declared “Women’s History Month” by a series of annual proclamations by the President. It is also celebrated during March in the United Kingdom and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day. The goal of Women’s History Month is […]

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 […]