3D printed aircraft components

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

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 or ships should neither fly nor float, their engineering allows them to do so and to the end user, it can seem nearly effortless. The […]

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 or ships should neither fly nor float, their engineering allows...
RMIT University Researching LMD 3D Printing for Making New and Replacement Defense Aircraft Parts

RMIT University Researching LMD 3D Printing for Making New and Replacement Defense Aircraft Parts

3D printing is finding significant adoption in the aerospace industry, considering its need for complex parts and lightweight components with consistent quality and repeatable characteristics. The technology also makes the supply chain more efficient, as it reduces material, money, and time for the production process of both commercial and defense aircraft. Researchers with RMIT University in […]

3D printing is finding significant adoption in the aerospace industry, considering its need for complex parts and lightweight components with consistent quality and repeatable characteristics. The technology also makes the supply chain more efficient, as it reduces...
BigRep and Etihad Airways Partner to Fill Airplane Cabins with 3D Printed Components

BigRep and Etihad Airways Partner to Fill Airplane Cabins with 3D Printed Components

Etihad Airways is the second largest airline in the United Arab Emirates, and is firmly committed to the idea that 3D printing has a solid place in the aerospace industry. In Etihad Airways’ case, it has a solid place right in the airplane cabin with the passengers. The company was the recipient of the first […]

Etihad Airways is the second largest airline in the United Arab Emirates, and is firmly committed to the idea that 3D printing has a solid place in the aerospace industry. In Etihad Airways’ case, it has a solid place right in the airplane cabin with the...
Airbus and Materialise 3D Print First Cabin Component to be Seen by Passengers

Airbus and Materialise 3D Print First Cabin Component to be Seen by Passengers

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace industry, few companies are more serious about the technology than Airbus. The company was ahead of others in incorporating 3D printing technology into its aircraft; all the way back in 2015, it had already placed more than 1,000 3D printed parts into its A350 XWB aircraft, […]

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace industry, few companies are more serious about the technology than Airbus. The company was ahead of others in incorporating 3D printing technology into its aircraft; all the way back in 2015, it had already placed more...
French Aviation Company Uses Stratasys 3D Printers to Create Better Aircraft Components

French Aviation Company Uses Stratasys 3D Printers to Create Better Aircraft Components

French aircraft design and manufacturing group Latécoère recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and over the last century has become a leader in aerostructures and interconnection systems, holding multiple distinctions: the company is the world leader in avionics racks, the European leader in satellite wiring, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of aircraft doors, and is second in the […]

French aircraft design and manufacturing group Latécoère recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and over the last century has become a leader in aerostructures and interconnection systems, holding multiple distinctions: the company is the world leader in avionics...
Emirates Airline Debuts New 3D Printed Interior Cabin Components

Emirates Airline Debuts New 3D Printed Interior Cabin Components

3D printing has been up in the air for a while now. Companies like Airbus have been utilizing the technology to create numerous components for their aircraft; the 3D printed parts used by Airbus, in fact, number in the thousands. Earlier this year, the first FAA-approved structural titanium aircraft component was produced, signaling 3D printing’s arrival […]

3D printing has been up in the air for a while now. Companies like Airbus have been utilizing the technology to create numerous components for their aircraft; the 3D printed parts used by Airbus, in fact, number in the thousands. Earlier this year, the first...
Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

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 that it would be separating into two, and launched its new value-add company Arconic, with a major focus on aerospace 3D printing, in 2016, not long […]

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 that it would be separating into...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 11, 2017

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, and then some aerospace materials and metal 3D printing to round things out. Markforged has hired a new Chief Revenue Officer, while Midwest Prototyping has […]

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, and then some aerospace materials and metal 3D printing to round things out....
Stratasys 3D Printing Saves “Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars” in Development of First Electric Passenger Plane

Stratasys 3D Printing Saves “Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars” in Development of First Electric Passenger Plane

They’re often referred to as “puddle-jumpers” – the small commuter aircraft that transport people to relatively nearby destinations a few hundred miles away, as opposed to the big jet airliners that travel across the country or to international locations. I’ve never particularly liked them, as they tend to be cramped, and every bit of turbulence […]

They’re often referred to as “puddle-jumpers” – the small commuter aircraft that transport people to relatively nearby destinations a few hundred miles away, as opposed to the big jet airliners that travel across the country or to international...
3D Printing Partnerships Dominate News from Norsk Titanium

3D Printing Partnerships Dominate News from Norsk Titanium

There are few companies that have been busier lately than Norsk Titanium. In the last few days, the additive manufacturing company and creator of Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology made a slew of announcements, most of them relating to partnerships advancing the use of RPD technology in the aerospace and other industries. Let’s take a […]

There are few companies that have been busier lately than Norsk Titanium. In the last few days, the additive manufacturing company and creator of Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology made a slew of announcements, most of them relating to partnerships advancing the...
Stratasys Introduces New Aerospace 3D Printing Solution to Produce Aircraft Interior Parts

Stratasys Introduces New Aerospace 3D Printing Solution to Produce Aircraft Interior Parts

The International Paris Air Show at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget is currently in full swing, and runs through this Sunday the 25th. A lot of big names will be exhibiting at the Air Show this week, including Norsk Titanium with a mock-up of its Merke IV Rapid Plasma Deposition machine, Sciaky with its […]

The International Paris Air Show at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget is currently in full swing, and runs through this Sunday the 25th. A lot of big names will be exhibiting at the Air Show this week, including Norsk Titanium with a mock-up of its Merke IV Rapid...
3D Printing Goes Supersonic: Stratasys Discusses New Technical Partnership with Boom

3D Printing Goes Supersonic: Stratasys Discusses New Technical Partnership with Boom

I love going to London; I don’t love getting there. While modern aviation has made international travel much less burdensome than the marathon voyage of yesteryear, spending the better part of a day on a plane is never anyone’s idea of a day well spent. Supersonic flight can cut down the amount of travel time […]

I love going to London; I don’t love getting there. While modern aviation has made international travel much less burdensome than the marathon voyage of yesteryear, spending the better part of a day on a plane is never anyone’s idea of a day well spent....
Prodways Group Introduces New Rapid Additive Forging Metal 3D Printing Technology to 3D Print Large Titanium Aeronautical Parts

Prodways Group Introduces New Rapid Additive Forging Metal 3D Printing Technology to 3D Print Large Titanium Aeronautical Parts

French 3D printer manufacturer Prodways Group, a very successful subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé that went public on the European stock exchange in May, has made a big announcement that could have a major impact on the aerospace and aeronautical sectors. The timing of the announcement seems pretty strategic, as Le Bourget Paris Air Show is […]

French 3D printer manufacturer Prodways Group, a very successful subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé that went public on the European stock exchange in May, has made a big announcement that could have a major impact on the aerospace and aeronautical sectors. The timing of the...
China’s First Large Commercial Passenger Jet, Featuring 3D Printed Metal Parts, Makes Successful Maiden Flight

China’s First Large Commercial Passenger Jet, Featuring 3D Printed Metal Parts, Makes Successful Maiden Flight

While it took China a little longer to embrace 3D printing technology, once companies across the country started to get on board, nothing could slow them down. Developments have been made in 3D printing with metal and in aerospace 3D printing, and earlier this month, the first large Chinese commercial passenger jet, featuring 3D printed parts, […]

While it took China a little longer to embrace 3D printing technology, once companies across the country started to get on board, nothing could slow them down. Developments have been made in 3D printing with metal and in aerospace 3D printing, and earlier this month,...
Etihad Partners with Diehl to 3D Print Aircraft Components for Middle Eastern Airline

Etihad Partners with Diehl to 3D Print Aircraft Components for Middle Eastern Airline

Etihad Airways, the second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Diehl Aerosystems, the engineering arm of the Diehl Group, entered into a strategic partnership to manufacture and integrate 3D printed components into the aircraft of a Middle Eastern airline. The joint agreement between the engineering departments of Etihad and Diehl entail a […]

Etihad Airways, the second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Diehl Aerosystems, the engineering arm of the Diehl Group, entered into a strategic partnership to manufacture and integrate 3D printed components into the aircraft of a Middle Eastern...
Airbus Develops 3D Printed Nozzles & Drilling Templates for Aircraft

Airbus Develops 3D Printed Nozzles & Drilling Templates for Aircraft

Airbus continues to be one of the pioneers in using 3D printing technology for aircraft manufacturing. Keeping in line with other forces to be reckoned with such as NASA and Boeing, the France-based manufacturer has shown no fear, using up to a thousand 3D printed parts in planes such as the Airbus A350 XWB. 3D printed […]

Airbus continues to be one of the pioneers in using 3D printing technology for aircraft manufacturing. Keeping in line with other forces to be reckoned with such as NASA and Boeing, the France-based manufacturer has shown no fear, using up to a thousand 3D printed...
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