Aerospace 3D Printing

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…

Japanese Giant Sumitomo Corporation Invests in Sintavia Metal 3D Printing

One of the world’s largest traders of goods and services, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) announced it will increase investment in metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia. The transaction, which is…

Additive Flight Solutions Awarded AS9100D Certification for Commercial Aircraft 3D Printing

With increasingly stringent standards and regulations governing the aircraft industry, MRO providers must obtain the latest certifications in order to serve their customers, as well as to ensure compliance within…

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At Boston Children’s Hospital Aerospace 3D Modeling Tools Help Surgeons Repair Hearts

Pediatric heart surgeon David Hoganson has been repairing congenital heart disease through innovation ever since he joined the staff at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2014. As a cardiac surgeon with…

Russia Successfully Tests 3D Printed Engine

Russia continues to venture into additive manufacturing for critical applications, just releasing the successful results of a flight test for their 3D printed MGTD-20 Gas Turbine Engine. The Russian Foundation…

Markforged Metal 3D Printing Replaces Obsolete Part for Legacy Race Car

Founded in 2013 by Greg Mark, Massachusetts-headquartered Markforged quickly became a powerful presence in the 3D printing industry, first with carbon fiber reinforced 3D printing and then developing a novel…

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Swarm of 3D Printed CubeSats to Be Launched from ISS in 2021

Negotiations are underway to launch the first round of satellites from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021. As part of an interdisciplinary project dubbed “Swarm of Small Spacecraft”, engineers…

TOffeeAM raises £1 million for AI Topology Optimization Tool for 3D Printing

TOffeeAM, launched from Imperial College’s Techcelerate program, recently secured £1 million in seed funding. The funding was primarily led by IQ Capital, together with Entrepreneur First, the Royal Academy of…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, July 19, 2020

A variety of topics will be covered in this week’s webinar and virtual event roundup, including additive manufacturing in aerospace, CAMWorks, product management, post-processing, and more. Read on to learn…

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BAE to 3D Print 30 Percent of Tempest Fighter Jets

3D printing has impacted innovation on nearly every level; however, some industries are undeniably defined as more important—and especially when they affect worldwide defense, aerospace applications, and security. Operating in…

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First Rocket from UK Soil: the Orbex Prime 3D Printed Rocket

In what could be considered a major step forward for the United Kingdom (UK)’s space program, Orbex announced it will be the first company to launch its rocket into orbit…

Joyson Safety 3D Prints Functional Airbag Housing Using Windform

Joyson Safety Systems, a leading provider of mobility safety components, systems and technology, recently developed its first functional 3D printed prototype of a Driver Air Bag (DAB) housing, using selective…

Farsoon Releases Flight 252 High Temperature 3D Printing Platform

Following the progress of many manufacturers over the years, it is clear that users around the globe are not left wanting for the new technology and new resources required to…

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NASA Funds 3D Printing Projects for Upcoming Era of Space Exploration

Driven by Moon exploration, space tourism, spacecraft manufacturing, and orbital infrastructure, space agencies and private companies worldwide have developed ambitious plans for the future of spaceflight. This heightened interest in…

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The Value Proposition of 3D Printed Airplane Parts, via Stratasys Aerospace

In the wee hours of the morning of July 2, I attended the last segment of the Stratasys Aerospace Webinar Series, “Value Proposition of AM to Airlines,” enjoying a presentation…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, June 28, 2020

This week is packed full with 3D printing webinars and virtual events, with four taking place Tuesday, and two each on Wednesday and Thursday.  We’ll tell you all about them…

Relativity Secures a New Launch Site in California for 3D Printed Rockets

A new launch site facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California will be Relativity Space‘s latest adoption to its growing portfolio of infrastructure partnerships. With this new addition,…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, June 23, 2020

We’ve got three upcoming webinars to tell you about in this week’s roundup, with two taking place at the same time on June 24th. The first one is focused on…

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Made In Space Acquired by New Space Company Redwire

In an era of endless mega-mergers and acquisitions, perhaps nearly every startup’s dream is to one day become big enough to be bought out. That dream has now been fulfilled…

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3D Printing Extreme Environment Technology for Exploring Venus

As a new era of commercialized space flight begins, NASA and private space companies are rushing to colonize the Moon and Mars for space tourism and exploration. Although this follows…

NASA Wants Aerojet Rocketdyne to Make More Rocket Engines with 3D Printed Parts

On its first launch, NASA‘s uncrewed Space Launch System (SLS) mega-rocket will go on a trip around the Moon as part of the initial test flight for the Artemis 1…

Successful Hot-Fire Test of Metal 3D Printed Fuel Injector from Elementum 3D & Masten Space Systems

Colorado-based AM research and development company Elementum 3D develops and supplies advanced metal, ceramic, and composite materials, and started its partnership with aerospace manufacturing startup Masten Space Systems, in California,…

3D Printed Fuel: Rocket Crafters Moves Closer to Test Flight for Launch Vehicle

After 49 successful lab tests, Florida-based private space company Rocket Crafters initiated testing of a prototype model of its STAR-3D hybrid rocket engine in February. The patent-pending, 5000-pound thrust Comet…