TAI's News & Blog

TAI's News Page provides updates on important aerospace, commercial, and research programs using our thermal strap products, and covers other helpful topics including: how to draft strap specifications and SOW's, helping you through the strap design and ordering processes, and notices regarding our new thermal strap catalogs, products and offerings. Come back for more updates on successful customer programs, and news & pictures from TAI and our customers.

TAI Delivers Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) for ESA's JUICE Mission to Jupiter

Posted by Tyler Link on Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 01:36 PM

The TAI team is proud to announce we are delivering several custom Copper (Cabled) Thermal Straps (CuTS®) this week to the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, for ESA's JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft, planned for launch in 2022 and arrival at Jupiter in 2029.

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Tags: thermal straps, ESA thermal strap, copper thermal straps,, JUICE Spacecraft

TAI Delivers Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps to Spain's INTA

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, May 03, 2019 @ 03:17 PM

I thought I would share some pictures from one of our Graphite Fiber Thermal Strap (GFTS®) orders that are shipping out today (this is a record year for our GFTS® product line, and even with the success of our X-Series® PGS and Graphene Thermal Straps / Links line, we are continuing to see growth in our GFTS® sales and programs, and are adding to new customers this year from Spain, to Italy, the United States, Germany, and more).

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Tags: thermal straps, graphite thermal straps, INTA Thermal Straps

TAI's Copper, Graphite, and PGS Thermal Straps Headed to Airbus, Ball, DLR, SLAC, NASA, and Many More This Week

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 @ 08:47 AM

2019 has been another record-breaking year for TAI, and things are only getting busier.  We are thrilled to announce that in addition to the new manufacturing equipment and vacuum chambers added to our facility this year, TAI will be expanding into a larger manufacturing facility in February 2020, and are now adding more Design Engineers and Technicians to accommodate our growing business (more news coming at the end of the year).

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Tags: thermal straps, copper thermal strap, graphite thermal straps

TAI Releases the 2019 GFTS Catalog

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 12:03 PM

TAI is proud to announce the release of our 2019 GFTS® Catalog:

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Tags: thermal straps, graphite fiber thermal strap, 2019 GFTS Catalog

TAI Shipping out Custom Cryocooler Copper Thermal Straps (CuTS) to General Atomics

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Jan 17, 2019 @ 10:22 AM

...Some more great pictures to share with our Blog and LinkedIn Followers!

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Tags: thermal straps, copper thermal straps,, cryocooler series thermal straps, SHI RDK 415D Cryocooler Straps

TAI Delivers GFTS & CuTS to MIT Lincoln Lab for Thermal Strap Evaluation Program; CuFS and X-Series Straps Headed Out Next...

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 @ 02:55 PM

...It sure has been busy at TAI this year--and only getting busier as we approach 2019.  In another first, MIT Lincoln Laboratory procured sets of our standard P5-506 and G5-502 Copper and Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (CuTS® & GFTS®), for an evaluation program to determine the best strap types for future spaceflight programs.

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Tags: thermal straps, copper thermal strap, graphite fiber thermal strap, MIT Lincoln Lab

TAI Delivers Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS) to INFN for NASA's IXPE Mission

Posted by Tyler Link on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

I am happy to announce that TAI recently delivered several spaceflight model (FM) Graphite Fiber Thermal Straps (GFTS®) to Italy's National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), to be incorporated on instruments destined for NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer  (IXPE) mission, scheduled for launch in 2021. 

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Tags: thermal straps, graphite thermal straps, GFTS Spaceflight Heritage, NASA IXPE Mission

EnMAP Copper Thermal Strap Assemblies Shipping Out - More Great Pictures of DLR's Spaceflight Program Straps

Posted by Tyler Link on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 03:08 PM

Following up on our blog from last week, TAI is now shipping out the EnMAP copper thermal straps, star tracker adapter fittings, and various extension and evaporator plates to OHB and the DLR.  This was a terrific program to work on, with extensive spaceflight qualification requirements. 

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Tags: thermal straps, copper thermal straps,, CuTS Spaceflight Heritage, EnMAP

TAI Shipping out Order of Cryocooler Thermal Straps to Janis

Posted by Tyler Link on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 @ 03:33 PM

TAI is shipping out another order to Janis Research Company today.  These Stage 1 Cryocooler Thermal Straps (pictured above), along with another set of smaller straps for the 2nd Stage (not pictured), and a batch of custom cryocooler thermal straps (pictured below), are yet another example of our high quality, and design & fabrication capabilities, and the great work our Design and Manufacturing Teams are doing everyday.  

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Tags: thermal straps, copper thermal straps,, cryocooler thermal straps, cryocooler thermal links, 1st Stage Cryocooler Thermal Straps

TAI Introduces the X-Series™; the World's only PGS and Graphene-Based Thermal Strap Standard Product Line

Posted by Tyler Link on Thu, Jun 07, 2018 @ 02:12 PM

I am happy to announce the release of our X-Series™ Thermal Straps; the World's first and only standard product line available with either Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet (PGS), or TAI's Graphene Foil (TAI's GTL™ and PGL™ products).  The X-Series™ is comprised of 6 standard models with multiple end fitting options to choose from at no additional cost.  As with our other standard model straps/links, flexible portion/sheet length and bolt pattern customization is available and free of charge (in nearly all cases), and additional (limited) end fitting customization is also available.

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Tags: thermal straps, PGS, graphene thermal straps, pgs thermal straps, Graphene Foil