3d printed aerospace applications

Aerospace 3D Printing Pioneers Join Forces as Premium AEROTEC Acquires APWORKS

APWORKS is an expert in metal 3D printing, and has been involved with initiatives and partnerships all over the industry. Until now, APWORKS has been a subsidiary of Airbus, itself a…

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SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas….

3D Printing News Briefs: March 27, 2018

We’ve got plenty of business news to share with you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some interesting research efforts. Sciaky and Sigma Labs are both announcing new…

Aerospace Mega Trends Driving 3D Printer Usage

Aerospace mega trends that should drive 3D printer usage in the aerospace industry include 1. forward momentum from 3D print success; 2. large increases in US defense budgets; 3. original…

Prodways Group’s RAF 3D Printing Technology to Arrive at Nexteam Group Facility

Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) technology was introduced last year by Prodways Group as a fast, robotic 3D printing method used to print large metal components, particularly titanium. It takes some time…

EBM 3D Printing Process Used to Process a Steel Alloy with High Damage Tolerance

While the adoption and development of metal 3D printing continues to grow, so too does research into different types of metals that can be 3D printed, including steel. The aerospace and…

Sciaky Announces Record December Sales of EBAM Metal 3D Printing Systems

Leading metal 3D printing solutions provider Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of global manufacturing and services holding company Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), launched its line of Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM)…

R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Fasteners

Fasteners are literally what hold the world together. A fastener is essentially any hardware that holds two objects together, such as bolts, nuts, screws, and anchors. Fasteners are found in…

FAA Developing Comprehensive Regulatory Plan to Deal With Aerospace Industry’s Adoption of 3D Printing Technology

One major industry that has made a point of adopting 3D printing technology for many of its projects is aerospace. Multiple US aerospace companies, and the government, have been researching,…

Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing in Aeronautics and Automotive Industries

From needs to solutions, the technology on display at last week’s IN(3D)USTRY event at Fira Barcelona kept the focus on today’s developing realities in industrial 3D printing. A very busy…

The Latest 3D Printing Business News: Partnerships and 3D Printers Galore

To kick off the beginning of a busy workweek, we’re sharing a few 3D printing business stories with you today, starting with the announcement of a strategic alignment between metal…

Open House: Additive Manufacturing Evolution is On Track at BeAM Machines Inc.

We’ve been eagerly following the progress of BeAM Machines SAS, founded in France, since 2015. This winter, the company, which specializes in Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology, made a successful jump…

Virginia Tech Researchers Discuss New Method for 3D Printing Kapton

If you’re familiar at all with Kapton, you may know it as its tape form. Kapton Tape is used commonly in electrical applications and is known for being able to…

Made In Space Successfully Manufactures First Extended 3D Printed Objects in a Space-Like Environment

In 2015, space manufacturing company Made In Space revealed that it had completed successful tests that indicated that its newest generation of 3D printers would be fully functional in the vacuum…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 11, 2017

We’re talking a lot of business here in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – everything from an important new hire and ISO certification to a partnership and a webinar series,…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 27, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, we’ve got stories on 3D software, a new 3D printer, and a little business, while the technology also takes us to the sea, the…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 24, 2017

In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we have some more partnership announcements in what has become a partnership-heavy week, as well as a couple of 3D printed…

United Technologies Research Center Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Expanded Research Center, Announces Additional Investments

Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the global innovation division of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), which provides high technology systems and services to the aerospace and building…

ISS Astronauts 3D Print Radiation Shields for Experiments Aboard the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module

Last April, the eighth SpaceX resupply mission carried the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, to the International Space Station. Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace made the experimental module, which was…

NASA: University Students’ 3D Printed Test Models for New Mars Rover Concepts Blast Off on a Sounding Rocket

Earlier this month, NASA researchers hailing from Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia watched with Virginia Tech and University of Central Florida students as a sounding rocket launched. The students…

Nano Dimension Receives Grant to Develop Ceramic Inkjet 3D Printing Technology

It seems as though we’ve been anticipating the official release of Nano Dimension’s electronic circuit board 3D printer, the DragonFly 2020, for a long time. The Israeli company announced that they had…

Oxford Performance Materials 3D Prints 600 Parts for Boeing’s Starliner Space Taxis

The concept of a space taxi is just something I find delightful, and the fact that it’s in the process of becoming a real thing rather than a fun idea…

Can 3D Printed Space Food Feed the Whole World Someday?

Of all the 3D printing applications, a difficult one for people to stomach is one that affects the stomach. I am talking about 3D printed food. Why the controversy? In…

Thales Group to Help Drive Morocco’s Aerospace Industry with Industrial Competence Center for Metal 3D Printing

Last year, the government of Morocco launched an Industrial Acceleration Plan, aimed at boosting the country’s economy and creating a new, modernized industrial sector. The plan, which is being implemented…