Aerospace 3D Printing

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Additive Manufacturing Powder Supply Chain Q&A

With the position paper Additive Manufacturing Powder Supply Chain: Fundamental Expectations for Highly Regulated Industries just published, we caught up with the authors, Frédéric Marion and Pier-Luc Paradis, both with AP&C…

Boom Supersonic Makes Parts for XB-1 Aircraft Using VELO3D’s Metal 3D Printing

Ever since the last Concorde razored the skies in 2003, there have been no attempts to create civilian supersonic aircraft that could cut fly time in half. But new jets…

Norsk Titanium Delivers 3D Printed Titanium Components for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium US Inc. (Norsk) specializes in structural, aerospace-grade titanium components, and was actually the first to have its 3D printed titanium structural components approved by the…

3D Printing Drone Swarms Part Five: The Future Now

As we have seen in previous installments of this series, the use of drones in war has lead to huge successes on the battlefield since 1982. These successes have not…

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Lockheed Martin to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4B to Boost Rocket Capabilities

Today, Lockheed Martin announced an intent to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in a $4.4 billion cash transaction. The two companies entered a definitive agreement which is predicted to close in the…

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Formnext Connect: Aerospace 3D Printing Remains Resilient

This year’s digital edition of Formnext managed to gather the additive manufacturing (AM) community in an unprecedented event. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the leading exhibition transformed into a…

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Two Lasers Can Now Work on One Part: Premium Aerotec Certifies GE Additive Metal 3D Printing for Airbus

Airbus subsidiary Premium Aerotec will use GE Additive’s newly validated multi-laser Concept Laser M2 system to produce titanium components for the Airbus A320 airliner family. An aerospace supplier, Premium Aerotec…

Elementum 3D’s Metal 3D Printing Wins Gold in AFRSO’s Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

Last month, the US Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office (AFRSO) hosted its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics event. A total of 64 teams competed in the free, four-day virtual event for the chance…

3D Printing Financials: Stratasys Q3 Earnings Beat Revenue Expectations; Sales Still Down YoY

The 2020 earnings reporting season is drawing to a close after a year of government-ordered lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, forcing global economies into a sudden…

VeriTX to Use Blockchain to Transform Aerospace 3D Printing Supply Chain

VeriTX, a B2B marketplace for Industry 4.0, has recently announced that it will leverage blockchain technology from Boston-based Algorand to develop a digital supply chain for aircraft parts. Algorand’s blockchain…

Lockheed Martin Hires Relativity Space for NASA 3D Printing Project

Relativity Space has to be among the busiest new space startups out there, signing a number of partnerships as it continues to develop an automated method for 3D printing metal…

Honeywell Tests Alloyed’s High Temp Alloy for Aerospace Metal 3D Printing

Honeywell, a leading aerospace manufacturer, has announced that it has performed an assessment of Alloyed’s new additive manufacturing (AM) material, the high-temperature alloy ABD 900AM, for use in aerospace applications….

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ESA and Zortrax 3D Print PEEK Composites for Built-in Electronics

Polish 3D printing solutions provider Zortrax has been working with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the last year to figure out how to use 3D printing to fabricate high-performance…

CRP USA Achieves AS9100D Certification for 3D Printing Aerospace Parts

CRP USA, a specialist provider of additive manufacturing (AM) services and the high performance Windform family of composite materials, has received the AS9100 Rev D certification for the 3D printing…

Boom Supersonic Unveils XB-1 Airplane with 21 3D Printed Parts

When it comes to tech news, we always have to be wary of new technologies, particularly when they come from startups. We don’t need to remind readers of Theranos and…

Metal 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Parts Get Depowdering Boost from Solukon

When you’re printing with powder, removal of that material at the end of the print process is a critical cost-saving phase. But that’s not the only reason it’s important to…

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3D Printing Off-Earth: ISS National Lab Hosts AM in Space Workshop

Off-Earth manufacturing is beginning to shed some light on how humans could live in orbit. The development of in-situ resource capabilities, like in-space manufacturing, for sustaining life and mobility in…

Week One of Virtual IMTS Spark: 3D Printing in Education

During two consecutive weeks, Additive Manufacturing Media offers AM InDepth, a series of free educational discussions with top names in production 3D printing to explore the future of additive manufacturing…

Boeing to Open New 3D Printing R&D Facility in Scotland with NMIS

Cash just continues to be infused into 3D printing, particularly in aerospace, with the introduction of new facilities continuing around the world. Now, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) in…

Sandvik and BeamIT Bet Big on 3D Printing Superalloys and Aerospace

BeamIT is a leading Italian service bureau that is not only a large player, but also on the cutting edge of 3D printing technology. With a lot of aviation and…

NASA Awards Contract to Build 3D Printed Batteries in Space

I was recently playing a game of Trivial Pursuit with my parents, and a question came up that I was sure my husband would know the answer to; so, in…

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Honeywell’s First Flight-Critical 3D Printed Engine Part Honeywell Earns FAA Certification

According to a report by SmarTech Analysis, dubbed “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing for Civil Aviation Parts Production, 2019-2029“, the aerospace industry “has seen larger than ever before investments in AM…

Optisys Creates One-Meter-Long 3D Printed Metal Antenna

You may wonder what the point is in 3D printing antennas; after all, how much could be improved on in terms of basic shapes made out of metal? A lot,…

US Air Force 3D Printed Runway Project Receives Phase II SBIR Funding

Last year, ITAMCO (Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies), which focuses on exploring alternatives to traditional production processes, teamed up with researchers from Purdue University in order to create a 3D…