3d printed aerospace parts

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…

NASA Phase II STTR Grant: PADT, KSU and ASU Collaboration on Bio-inspired Structures for NASA

Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) will be collaborating with Arizona State University (ASU) and Kennesaw State University (KSU) in the development of stronger, more lightweight structures for space exploration. Together they have…

Interview with Lockheed: “Orion Spacecraft Has 200 3D Printed Components”

In 2006, NASA selected Lockheed Martin to design, develop, and build Orion, set to embark on both manned and unmanned missions, it is the agency’s newest deep space exploration spaceship…

Tuskegee University Selected by NASA to Advance Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace

The aerospace industry is a trendsetter when it comes to manufacturing. It is a major industry that evolved its expertise into lighter material, efficient engines and overall safer machines. Leveraging…

3DPOD Episode 10: 3D Printing in Space

Space exploration and the new commercial space race is a very exciting area for 3D printing. In this episode of the 3DPod Max and myself discuss the opportunities for 3D…

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…

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…

Stratasys, PADT, Lockheed Martin 3D Printing 100+ Final Parts for NASA Orion Spacecraft

The future of human exploration in outer space depends on our ability to successfully manufacture necessary items in zero gravity conditions, which is why scientists and engineers have been calling…

Boeing and Oerlikon Team Up to Develop Standard Processes for 3D Printed Titanium Aerospace Parts

While titanium is often the metal of choice when it comes to 3D printed implants, the strong, lightweight material also sees great use in manufacturing aircraft components. The aerospace industry is rapidly…

GE Power Engineers Learned From 3D Printing Mistakes to Become Leaders in Field

Epic failures often are just a precursor to great success in the realm of invention and innovation. Kassy Hart, a lead additive manufacturing engineer for GE Power, can certainly attest…

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…

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…

The 3-2-1 Liftoff! ULA Rocket Hardware Challenge Launches Through GrabCAD Community

3D printing has had major impacts in the aerospace industry. Some of the most brilliant engineering minds have been put to the test designing parts for rockets that one day…

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…

New Data Shows That 3D Printed Components Could Cut Aircraft Weight By 7 Percent

The weight of accumulated parts is a critical factor in the aerospace industry’s efforts to build sleeker, lighter and more efficient planes. Shaving every available gram from the equation means…

Materialise Takes 3D Printing to the Skies With Flight Ready Aerospace Certification Program

Materialise NV is a provider of additive manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets. Now Materialise has announced the expansion of the company’s…

Eurostar E3000 Satellite Project Features First Space-Qualified 3D Printed Aluminum Part

The Eurostar E3000 is a generic satellite model often used for commercial and military communications. Manufactured by Astrium, the system uses a bi-propellant chemical propulsion system and an optional plasma…

Rolls-Royce to Get Largest-Ever 3D Printed Component Off the Ground, Flight-Testing Engine Later This Year

Large-scale 3D printed components are now getting ever larger in scale — and in terms of ambition. Later this year, Rolls-Royce — that multi-faceted company perhaps most widely known for…

America Makes and AFRL Award Million Dollar Contracts to 3D Systems for Aerospace Research Projects

The Air Force Research Laboratory hardly lacks for new and innovative ideas and the Air Force has a long history of embracing new technologies like stealth and now, additive manufacturing….

EyeSat Project Includes Student Engineers 3D Printing Aerospace Parts

CNES (the French National Center for Space Research) was responsible for the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, the Rosetta Project, and now Pascal Martinelli, who supervised the conception and…