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Important Growth Trends in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

The technically demanding aerospace and defense industries that we serve here at Fluid Conditioning Products (FCP) are often faced with complex challenges that can limit their overall strength and growth. In fact, reviewing any reliable industry research reporting in 2019 will show that manufacturing in these sectors—particularly in commercial aerospace—is in the process of rebounding from some difficult years.

Luckily, these recent growth trends are likely to continue for some time based on experts’ predictions. This is excellent news for the global economy, of course, but also exciting to dependable and high-quality suppliers like us who have the capabilities to support our customers no matter their precision filtration needs.

Here are some of the significant trends we’re keeping an eye on in aerospace and defense today so we can continue to drive quality in manufacturing for these critical industries as they expand and evolve. Continue reading Important Growth Trends in the Aerospace and Defense Industries

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What the Latest Space Developments Mean to Aerospace Manufacturing

It may have been Star Trek that introduced us to space as “the final frontier.” 

But it’s less sci-fi and more reality today—more than a half-century following the show’s debut—that our government is embracing the continuing mission of the Starship Enterprise, “…to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

And this has implications for the future of aerospace manufacturing, one of the major precision industries that we support here at Fluid Conditioning Products. Continue reading What the Latest Space Developments Mean to Aerospace Manufacturing

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How Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Drones Are Different

The growing aviation sector has spawned a curious alphabet soup of acronyms to describe the various types of unmanned, or remotely-controlled aircraft that grace our skies. News reports describe military drones carrying out surveillance or airstrikes against terrorists around of the world. Companies like Amazon are experimenting with deliveries via drones. And high-tech drones of all shapes and sizes are available to consumers in hobby shops and department stores across the country.

They can’t all be called by the same name can they?

As it turns out, there’s quite a bit of controversy when it comes to terms like drone, UAV (unmanned aircraft vehicle), RPA (remotely-piloted aircraft), and UAS (unmanned aircraft system). So today, we’re taking a look at some of these acronyms to try to make sense of it all. Continue reading How Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Drones Are Different

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FAQs about Sintered Metal Filters

If you’re reading this, you likely already know a thing or two about sintered metal filters, though you may not know exactly what you need for your unique application. Here at Fluid Conditioning Products (FCP), our goal is to assist customers in procuring precisely the right porous metal filter for their larger-scale manufacturing or other custom projects that require at least 100 units.

We work directly with sintered filter producers and can customize and adapt filters for a wide variety of applications. Need a housing for your filter, as well, to assure optimal performance? We can create one for you!

Still have questions about sintered metal filters? We designed this helpful FAQ to address some of our customers’ most common questions. Continue reading FAQs about Sintered Metal Filters

Filter Design Considerations

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to filters and filter design, especially in the Aerospace, Defense and Marine industries. Through a wide range of   aircraft and land vehicles, to  the extremes of aerospace applications, nuclear submarines, and test/maintenance facilities, companies depend on quality filters to perform under and withstand the most demanding conditions.

Continue reading Filter Design Considerations

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What’s New

Click Here to view our newly released Capabilities Statement. Government buyers will find this an indispensable tool to quickly reference the ways that FCP can help meet their procurement requirements!


Nadcap Accredited FCP successfully passed its most recent 18-month audit by the Performance Review Institute to maintain its NADCAP accreditation. FCP holds certification by NADCAP for quality and expertise in all of our brazing processes.

FCP is committed to maintaining the certifications and approvals needed to support our customers:

  • AS 9100, Rev. C.
  • ISO 9001: 2008
  • NADCAP
  • MIL-I-45208
  • Sub-Safe Level 1

FCP Supplies Marines with ‘Ship-to-Shore’ Fuel Strainer Assembly.

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