3d printed aerospace components

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…

U.S. Air Force & GE Collaborate in Parts Certification, 3D Print F110 Sump Cover

A collaboration that began last year between GE Additive and GE Aviation and the U.S. Air Force is now coming to fruition. As the U.S. Air Force sought help with…

Titomic Signs Agreement with Airbus to Make 3D Printed Metal Demonstrator Parts

Global aerospace leader Airbus develops, creates, and delivers innovative solutions in the commercial aircraft, defense, helicopter, space, and security sectors, and has long been a champion of using additive manufacturing…

Pratt & Whitney To 3D Print Aero-engine MRO Component With ST Engineering

The company Pratt & Whitney, which designs, manufactures, services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, is teaming up with ST Engineering to develop a 3D printed aero-engine component into its…

Tethers Unlimited Recycler and 3D Printer Refabricator Operational on Board the ISS

Space manufacturing start-up Tethers Unlimited has had a tumultuous time of late. The firm which aims to develop in space manufacturing technologies and has successfully seen its Refabricator put in use…

Top 10 3D Printing Aerospace Stories from 2018

3D printing has played an important role in many industries over the past year, such as medical, education, and aerospace. It would take a very long time to list all…

Relativity Space 3D Prints 11-Foot-Tall Fuel Tank with Stargate 3D Printer

Relativity Space is not alone in wanting to 3D print rockets – there are plenty of companies with the goal of doing just that. What makes Relativity stand out, however,…

Researchers Qualify 3D Printed Aerospace Brackets and use Thermoelastic Stress Analysis for Testing

3D printed aerospace brackets made from titanium alloys are becoming more common in the design of spacecraft and satellites. Any aerospace component, however, cannot just be 3D printed and stuck…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a…

Sogeclair Believes 3D Printed Casting Patterns are the Key to the Airplane Door of the Future

Flying can be a sublime experience, especially when the plane’s design has been carefully considered and executed. Despite our human instinct to believe that supremely heavy objects such as planes…

Honeywell Engineers Take on Industrial 3D Printing to Create Strong, Lightweight Parts in Metal

I took an overnight flight recently from Colorado to the East Coast. In the wee hours, the lights were dimmed and most of the passengers slept; however, in all my…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 13, 2018

We’re starting off with plenty of business news on today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, before moving on to an event report and some science for your Tuesday afternoon. Agreements and…

Polyetherimide (PEI) Offers a Wide Range of 3D Printing Uses: Learn More!

It is easy to focus on the end product of the 3D printing process, especially as so many stunning innovations are being produced around the world. 3D printed parts are…

Metal 3D Printing in the Aerospace Industry — A Few Questions For: Formalloy

Last month, the agenda was announced for next week’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego event, hosted by global events producer Rising Media. It will be held at the San Diego…

Horizon Additive Manufacturing Leverages 3D Printing for Better Production of Aerospace Components

From model airplanes to drones to jets and rockets, you may be amazed to find out how many aircraft are flying today with 3D printed parts. And this trend will…

Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced…

GKN Group Consolidates All Additive Manufacturing Activities Into New Company Brand

Global engineering group GKN plc has separate, specified company divisions in aerospace, automotive engineering, and powder metallurgy, and has utilized additive manufacturing in each of them for years, working to refine and research…

Airbus Defence and Space Enhances Satellite RF Filter Production with Metal 3D Printing

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace sector, France-based Airbus is one of the biggest adopters of the technology, and the company has teamed up with big names in…

Vector Has Another Successful Test Flight of the Vector-R Launch Vehicle, Featuring a 3D Printed Engine Injector

In May, Vector Space Systems, headquartered in Arizona, launched a successful test flight of its Vector-R launch vehicle engineering model. The Vector-R, which features a 3D printed engine injector, was…

Roboze Works with CTC to Develop 3D Printing Materials and Applications for Aerospace

CTC GmbH is a subsidiary of Airbus, which we all know is a big fan of 3D printing. The CTC plays a large role in developing those 3D printed components for Airbus…

First Certified 3D Printed Aircraft Interior Component of the MENA Region is Ready to Fly

Just two months ago, Siemens AG and Strata Manufacturing PJSC signed a partnership with Etihad Airways, the second largest airline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to expand 3D printing technology…

Monash University and Amaero Engineering Acquire Xline 2000R Metal 3D Printer and 3D Print Biggest Metal Aerospace Component to Date

The Xline 2000R metal 3D printer from Concept Laser is a really big 3D printer. A really, really big one – in fact, it’s the biggest metal 3D printer in…

3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing On the Rise in India

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about a partnership between the UAE’s Etihad Airways, Siemens AG, and Strata Manufacturing PJSC, to develop the first 3D printed aircraft parts in Asia,…