Episodes

2024 aerospace outlook
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In the latest episode of “Getting Technetical,” the 2024 aerospace outlook is meticulously unpacked. This insightful discussion explores the aerospace industry’s vigorous expansion, highlighting both the commercial and military sectors’ burgeoning demand. Jason Riggs, Director of Sales for the Americas at Technetics, shares an expert analysis on the projected doubling of the industry’s value […]

additive manufacturing
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In this insightful episode of the Technetics podcast, Timothy Douglass sits down with Jonathan Kweder, the Director of R&D for North America at Technetics, to discuss the pioneering strides and challenges the company faces in integrating additive manufacturing (AM) into the production of metal seals. As the aerospace and new space sectors demand faster […]

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This episode of ‘Getting Technetical’ takes us on an insightful journey through the Hydrogen Technology Exhibition in Bremen. We feature Tom Ludwell, Market Manager for Aerospace, Racing, and Turbo Machinery at Technetics Group, who offers a comprehensive overview of the event and Technetics’ pivotal role in the evolving hydrogen technology landscape. Ludwell delves into the […]

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In this comprehensive episode of Getting Technetical, hydrogen expert Professor Bruno Pollet explores the role of hydrogen as a renewable energy source. First, Professor Pollet provides an introduction to hydrogen’s potential applications and benefits, such as its high energy content and use in fuel cells, which emit only water as a byproduct. Second, Professor […]

clean energy transformation
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What trends can innovators look to for fueling clean energy transformation? This year’s Turbo Expo 2023 offered plenty of possibilities. Rising global temperatures and environmental challenges are not just headlines but catalysts for change. The race to pioneer a sustainable future is on, and hydrogen energy emerges as a potential frontrunner. With recent studies […]

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There has been advancement in the use of clean energy sources. There are variations in these renewable sources on a daily and seasonal basis. Therefore, there is a need for energy conservation when wind or sun is not adequate. Hydrogen has been identified as a potential green energy source. On this special episode of Getting […]

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The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law on August 9th, is a bipartisan effort to provide federal funding to encourage the construction of U.S. microprocessor manufacturing facilities. Steven Hill, President of Technetics Semi, spoke with Global Semiconductor Alliance’s CEO, Jodi Shelton, on this episode of Thow this law will impact semiconductor manufacturing in the […]

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There is at least one market growing despite fears of a global recession and it’s not on everyone’s radar: the aerospace industry. The industry, which has seen steady growth with the continuous development of innovative technologies, posted a robust Q2 and Q3 in the market. But what is indicating this and what might affect its’ […]

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Aviation contributes to 2% of all CO2 emissions, which is something the industry wants to change. Jason Riggs, director of strategy at Technetics, spoke with Tyler Kern about some of the aviation industry’s plans to reach zero emissions by 2050 through sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), hydrogen, and pure battery-electric aircraft. Hydrogen as a fuel source […]

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Aviation contributes 2% of all CO2 emissions, which is something the industry wants to change. Jason Riggs, director of strategy at Technetics, spoke with Tyler Kern on today’s episode of Getting Technetical. They spoke about some of the aviation industry’s plans to reach zero emissions by 2050 through clean energy such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), […]

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Technology advances continue to snowball, it doesn’t appear progress will slow anytime soon. Angus McFadden, Semiconductor Technology Manager at Technetics, joined Host Tyler Kern explain how semiconductor manufacturing is evolving. McFadden heads discovery for emerging and new technologies at Technetics, working with other companies under a semiconductor initiative. McFadden has seen shrinking line width […]

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Technology advances continue to snowball, it doesn’t appear progress will slow anytime soon. Angus McFadden, Semiconductor Technology Manager at Technetics, joined Host Tyler Kern on Getting Technetical to explain how semiconductor manufacturing is evolving. McFadden heads discovery for emerging and new technologies at Technetics, working with other companies under a semiconductor initiative. McFadden has seen […]

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As we witness a semiconductor business revolution driven by an ever-expanding range of applications, it’s evident that the demand for these micro marvels is reaching new heights, according to experts at Technetics Semi on today’s episode of Getting Technetical. The ubiquitous presence of semiconductors, from Internet of Things sensors to high-end gaming systems, reinforces their […]

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The pandemic may have halted many industries from growing, but that is not the case for the commercial space market. Jason Riggs, Director of Strategy at Technetics, discussed the market’s future for 2022 with Host Tyler Kern. Recently, propulsion and launch vehicles have made an entrance into the market, and private funding and public […]

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Because of the pandemic, the commercial aero market was profoundly impacted by the sudden disruptions in travel. Jason Riggs, director of strategy at Technetics, discussed this phenomenon and how the market has rebound with Host Tyler Kern. Globally, air traffic is down by 30% from pre-pandemic levels, and airframers are making calls to increase […]

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The pandemic may have halted many industries from growing, but that is not the case for the commercial space market. Jason Riggs, Director of Strategy at Technetics, discussed the market’s future for 2022 with Host Tyler Kern on today’s episode of Getting Technetical. Recently, propulsion and launch vehicles have made an entrance into the market, […]

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Because of the pandemic, the commercial aerospace market was profoundly impacted by the sudden disruptions in travel. Jason Riggs, Director of Strategy at Technetics Group, discussed this phenomenon and how the market has rebounded with Host Tyler Kern on Getting Technetical. Globally, air traffic is down by 30% from pre-pandemic levels, and airframers are making calls […]

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ITER means “the way” in Latin, but 35 countries around the globe know ITER as one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world. Robert Pearce, Section Leader, Vacuum Delivery & Installation Section for the ITER Organization, spoke about the drive to create net energy from a fusion device. “Initially, ITER got started from […]

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On May 30th, the next chapter of U.S. space exploration began with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch to the International Space Station. Jason Riggs, Director, Aerospace Business Unit for The Technetics Group, spoke with host Tyler Kern about this momentous event. “This is definitely a new chapter in human space flight,” Biggs said. […]

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People may be most familiar with PTFE tape under its sometimes-moniker, plumber’s tape. But, as Technetics’ product manager Rodrigo Costa explained, there are many different uses and applications for PTFE tapes and films. “PTFE tapes are interesting because of its chemical inertness, so it is resistant to any solvent,” Costa said. “it’s nontoxic, and […]

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People may be most familiar with PTFE tape under its sometimes-moniker, plumber’s tape. But, as Technetics’ product manager Rodrigo Costa explained on Getting Technetical, there are many different uses and applications for PTFE tapes and films. “PTFE tapes are interesting because of its chemical inertness, so it is resistant to any solvent,” Costa said. “it’s […]

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Talk about small but mighty. A 1/8 metal seal on a valve can be the difference between success and critical failure. On this episode of Getting Technetical by Technetics, host Shelby Skrhak sat down with Cindy Krishna and Bruno Quilling to discuss the variable viability of metal seals that help solve tough sealing problems. […]

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Andrew Bastian, Director of Product Management and Strategy, Technetics stopped by Getting Technetical to talk about Technetics’ PTFE product assortment and their capabilities. While Technetics offers a wide range of stock shapes of PTFE sheets, rods and tubes, they also customize these products to exact forms and thicknesses to meet customer specifications. “In some […]

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The first space race may already be run, but now is a time of great innovation and growth in the final frontier. Companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin are pushing the boundaries further and further. They’re looking at taking cargo to space, getting tourists out of this world and even, in the case of […]

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The aerospace industry is growing. Airbus announced that, in the next 20 years, 39,000 aircraft will need to be manufactured, and 550,000 new pilots will need to be hired to meet traffic growth. The team at Technetics said that capacity is the biggest challenge in the marketplace at the moment, but they have the experience […]

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The aerospace industry is growing. Airbus announced that, in the next 20 years, 39,000 aircraft will need to be manufactured, and 550,000 new pilots will need to be hired to meet traffic growth. The team at Technetics said that capacity is the biggest challenge in the marketplace at the moment, but they have the experience […]

Soundbites

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Many are concerned about the recent German energy crisis’s effects on the economy, private households, and the wider European power grid. This shortage has been caused by several factors, including the closure of several nuclear power plants. As one of the remaining nuclear power plants, Preussen Elektra’s ISAR 2 was facing shortage of reactor pressure […]

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We delve into the world of quick disconnect systems (QDS) and their remarkable capabilities with Chad Thomas, Senior Business Development Manager at Technetics. Designed specifically for space constrained environments, QDS offers the advantage of swift assembly and disassembly, ensuring efficient operations in space constrained environments. One notable feature of QDS is its compact design, requiring […]

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Michael Shealy, Senior Applications Engineer from Technetics in Columbia sheds light on the intricacies of shaping steel, particularly in the realm of custom designs. While circular steel seals serve many purposes, there are instances where unique hardware situations demand alternative shapes such as squares, rectangles, or slots. This poses a challenge that Technetics excels in […]

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Chris Cosgrove, a senior business development manager at Technetics, shares insights into the advancements in new nuclear technologies and highlights the crucial role of sealing vendors in their optimization. With nuclear energy being the largest source of carbon-free power, expanding its reach is essential for global carbon emission reduction. Small modular reactors (SMRs) are a […]

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Stephen Lint, a design engineer from Technetics Group in Columbia, delves into the concept of useful elastic recovery in metallic sealing solutions. He sheds light on how metallic seals exhibit elastic deformation, offering sealing capabilities even after decompression, which can be advantageous in static systems where joint or flange separation may occur due to external […]

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Jason Riggs, Director of Sales Americas at Technetics, highlights the positive trajectory of the biz jet market, with expectations of a rapid recovery to pre-pandemic delivery and expenditure levels by 2023, surpassing previous forecasts. Honeywell, a key industry player, reports that the demand for new business jets is at its highest level since 2015, and […]

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The common causes of mechanical seals failuring in aerospace applications are discussed, shedding light on the potential risks and implications for programs and systems. Understanding these causes is crucial to prevent costly setbacks and ensure reliable performance. Jason Riggs, Director of Strategy at Technetics, highlights four key reasons for mechanical seals failing. First, the use […]

Case Studies

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Doosan, the largest supplier of nuclear power plant components, chose Technetics as their partner for upgrading Doosan enerbility. In the upgrade, Doosan required a new O-Ring solution. The O-Ring must operate efficiently within a high-pressure, high-temperature, radioactive environment. Doosan identified Technetics reactor pressure vessel O-Ring as the best solution for this application.

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An Industry and technology driven program designing the next generation power plants. Demonstration power plants need reliable sealing solutions to withstanding the extreme requirements of a fusion reactor. Thanks to Technetics’s collaboration with the CEA, we worked to solve these demanding technical challenges to enhance the project’s performance and longevity. Technetics engineers developed safety systems, […]

Videos

CEA
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In a landmark collaboration that has spanned over half a century, Technetics Group France and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have exemplified the strength and potential of Government-Industry partnerships. Centered around the MAESTRAL Laboratory in Pierrelatte, France, this alliance has been pivotal in advancing research and development in industrial sealing […]

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Technetics stands out in its field due to a remarkable blend of factors that set it apart from the competition. With a rich history spanning 150 years, the company has amassed a wealth of sealing expertise. Its team comprises numerous experts, including PhDs in material science, who contribute deep knowledge to every project. Moreover, Technetics […]

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Stéphane Guignard, Director of Strategy and Product Management at Technetics Group, discusses the company’s efforts to enhance the mechanical, chemical, and temperature resistance of elastomer products. Through the utilization of cutting-edge simulation sciences like Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and digital twins, he elucidates the process of predicting the durability and behavior of seals. The video […]

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Discover the superior adaptability and precision of HELICOFLEX® seals, featuring our engineering and manufacturing facilities in St. Etienne, France. HELICOFLEX® seals are designed to withstand a diverse array of challenging conditions including cryogenic environments, high temperatures, vacuum, and high pressures. This video underscores the seals’ exemplary resistance to aging and corrosion, facilitated by a variety […]

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Technetics outlines its strategic vision to advance and protect essential technologies that drive humanity’s progress. Specializing in custom-engineered sealing solutions, we serve critical sectors, including energy, aerospace, and life sciences. Our core values—safety, excellence, and respect—are the bedrock of our operations, guiding our cross-functional teams in their collaborative efforts to solve the complex challenges our […]

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Technetics sets the gold standard in business continuity, operational excellence, and groundbreaking innovation, making it the go-to partner for unparalleled product quality and exceptional customer service across diverse industries. Technetics unveils its core values and operational priorities that make it a leader in multiple sectors such as aerospace, energy and life sciences. One of the […]

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In 1969, a significant collaboration between Technetics and the CEA took root, leading to the creation of the Helicoflex® seal. Originally tailored for the EURODIF Uranium enrichment plant, this seal’s versatility and effectiveness underpin its adoption across various critical sectors. Central to their ongoing collaborative efforts is the Maestral laboratory in Pierrelatte, Drôme. This joint […]

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The market for sealing solutions is a demanding one, but Technetics Group emerges as a global leader, with over a century of invaluable experience making it a trusted partner in the industry. Their unique solutions, grounded in extensive knowledge and innovative practices, push the boundaries in discovering improved results. The company also harnesses science […]