Aerospace 3D Printing

3D Printing News Briefs, April 13, 2024: Robotics, Orthotics, & Hypersonics

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re focusing first on robotics, as Carnegie Mellon University’s new Robotics Innovation Center will house several community outreach programs, and Ugogo3D is now working…

AMUK Welcomes Airframe Designs as British 3D Printing Industry Grows

While the UK is not the hub for 3D printer and materials manufacturers as other nations, the country continues to excel at the research, development, and application of additive manufacturing…

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Firestorm Gets $12.5M from Lockheed and Others to Automate Drone Production with 3D Printing

Firestorm Labs is advancing an initiative that has been a topic of discussion on our site for a while: automating drone swarm production. Drones are increasingly altering the landscape of…

Boom Supersonic Test Flies Demonstrator Aircraft

Boom Supersonic hopes to revolutionize air travel by reintroducing supersonic passenger flights. The company has amassed over $700 million in funding, with notable contributions from entities like Japan Airlines, and…

3D Printing News Briefs, March 23, 2024: AM in the US Coast Guard, Navy, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re discussing the use of 3D printing in various branches of the military, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the German…

Cloud Platform for Metal 3D Printing Developed by German-Chinese Consortium

As software plays an increasing role in the workflow for industrial additive manufacturing (AM), we’re seeing such software-driven workflows formalized into secure, end-to-end systems. Typically, the go-to example is that…

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This Isn’t the End for Boeing. It’s a New Beginning for AM

Boeing is a terrible company. Right? It depends on what you mean by “terrible” — and, I suppose, what you mean by “company.” Boeing is less a company than it…

3DPOD Episode 190: Generative Design for 3D Printing with Novineer CEO Ali Tamijani

Ali Tamijani, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has an extensive background in composites, tool pathing, and the development of functional 3D printed parts,…

MIMO TECHNIK, ASTRO Test Lab & LEAP 71 Combine Powers for Computational Engineering in Aerospace 3D Printing

California-based MIMO TECHNIK, a service bureau catering to demanding clients in the New Space and defense sectors, operates with six SLM 500s, four SLM 280s, and three SLM 125s. ASTRO…

Japanese Aerospace Leader Invests in 3DEO and Its Metal 3D Printing Tech

Los Angeles-based metal 3D printing startup 3DEO has announced a key investment from IHI Aerospace Co., Ltd. (IA), a subsidiary of Japanese manufacturing leader IHI. This collaboration marks a significant…

3D Printing & the Military: Advanced & Brittle

The U.S. military is currently implementing 3D printing on a significant scale, focusing on areas such as maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), hypersonics, and strengthening the industrial base. This technology…

3D Printing & the Military: Squandered Opportunities

Previous articles in this series have explored the potential for the U.S. to leverage additive manufacturing to its advantage. However, this potential may be undermined by a propensity for creating…

Ursa Major Among First Customers for Velo3D’s New Developer Software Tool

Velo3D, the Silicon Valley-based, metal additive manufacturing (AM) original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has released Developer, a new parametric control tool available through Flow 7.0, the latest update to the company’s…

US Air Force Awards JuggerBot $4M for Large-format Hybrid 3D Printing

Large-format 3D printer manufacturer JuggerBot has received a $4 million grant to develop a large format 3D printer, courtesy of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology…

3D Printing News Briefs, February 24, 2024: Large-Format Metal AM, Personalized Medicine, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’re talking about metal and medical 3D printing. 3D Phoenix is Meltio’s sales partner in Poland, while Farsoon partnered with Deep Blue Aerospace to…

Northrop Grumman Taps GKN Aerospace for 3D Printed Solid Rocket Motors

At the beginning of January, UK aerospace manufacturer GKN Aerospace announced it was investing over $60 million to boost its additive manufacturing (AM) capacity in Trollhättan, Sweden. Now, GKN is…

Norsk Titanium Ships Metal 3D Printed Parts to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Norsk Titanium (NTI.OL) has long been blazing a path in the challenging field of producing flight-critical hardware using directed energy deposition (DED). Achieving a significant milestone, the Norwegian firm successfully…

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Current and Future Applications for Directed Energy Deposition

Directed energy deposition (DED) has emerged as a transformative technology, with its inherent ability to build new components, repair existing components, and enhance performance through multi-material solutions. This technology operates…

GKN Aerospace Invests £50M in Sustainable 3D Printing

Leading UK aerospace manufacturer, GKN Aerospace, announced that it will be investing £50 million (about $64 million) in the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities at its Trollhättan, Sweden facility. £12…

3D Printing News Briefs December 31, 2023: Surgical Implants, Probiotics, Drones, & More

We’re starting with metal 3D printing research in this New Year’s Eve edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to a 3D printed surgical model and probiotics…

Norsk Titanium’s Airbus Qualification Marks a Turning Point

Norsk Titanium (Euronext: NTI, OTCQX: NORSF), known for its patented Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology for titanium, has recently achieved a significant milestone. The company announced its qualification and initial…

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The Rise of 3D Printing in South Korea

South Korea has been steadily increasing its involvement in additive manufacturing (AM), particularly in the post-2010s, with the government’s “Manufacturing Innovation 3.0” strategy placing AM at the forefront. This initiative,…

Materialise to 3D Print Aircraft Cabin Parts via Partnership with Stirling Dynamics and Proponent

3D printing software and service provider Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS) is extending its role in the field of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) for the aerospace sector. Together with Proponent, the…

Nikon SLM’s 900th Metal 3D Printer Goes to Safran

Can you believe Nikon SLM Solutions has already delivered its 900th metal 3D printer? It seems like just yesterday that the laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) system manufacturer was disrupting…