3d printed aerospace applications

3D Printing Helps the Martin Jetpack Launch Its First Sales

Much like a transporter or a flying car, the jetpack has always been a staple in the world of science fiction. Sadly, reality has problems with strapping a rocket to…

Rolls-Royce Flies Their Most Powerful Jet Engine Ever Made Thanks to 3D Printing

As one of the leading manufacturers of jet engines in the world, Rolls-Royce is one of a handful of industry leaders who have been responsible for more companies adopting 3D…

3D Printed Rocket is Ready to Go to the Moon

We’ve learned a lot about the moon since 1969, when the first humans landed on it. Recent technology has allowed us to get some amazing looks at its surface, but…

Frank Herzog Nominated for German Future Prize 2015 for LaserCUSING Metal 3D Printing Process

Said now to be ‘among the best,’ Frank Herzog has had the great honor of being chosen as a finalist of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis (German Future Prize) 2015, with a…

Italian Firm ZARE Cuts Manufacturing Costs 50 Percent with Stratasys 3D Printing Technology

Following 50 years in the field of precision mechanics, Italian firm ZARE Prototyping became an independent rapid prototyping service provider back in 2009. Now with an array of machines for metal…

Helping the Skylon Spaceplane Reach Orbit with a 3D Printed Injector Mechanism

Most people associate commercialized space travel with SpaceX, but Elon Musk’s headline grabbing company is far from the only game in town, nor are they the first. Since 1989 the…

3D Printed Aircraft Fuselages? Constellium, STELIA Aerospace & CT INGENIERIE Partner

Based in Amsterdam, Constellium (NYSE:CSTM) is a global corporate player with nearly 8,800 employees whose activities stretch across industries such as aerospace, automotive and packaging, but the common thread among all…

3D Printed Monolithic Ceramic Thruster for Rocket Engine Survives Hot Fire Testing

Space and advanced technology certainly go hand-in-hand, and additive manufacturing is certainly taking its place among the stars. Well–at least near-space. We’ve seen developments in AM techniques lead to prototypes…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — June 27, 2015

In this week’s 3D printing news, we have stories about 3D printable icons, like Batman and Elvis, and a chance to win a MakerBot Replicator 2 just for buying tickets to…

European Space Agency Successfully Tests 3D Printed Platinum Alloy Rocket Combustion Chamber

It marks the first time a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made with 3D printing have been tested under realistic, demanding conditions, and the developers, Airbus Defence & Space, built…

Aero Kinetics & SLM Solutions Bring 3D Metal Printing to Commercial Unmanned Aircraft

Aero Kinetics is an Aerospace and Defense firm, and one of their key business units is focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  The company was founded by W. Hulsey Smith in…