3d printed aircraft

Polish Air Force Academy: Researcher Studies Aerodynamics of 3D Printed Aircraft Model

Robert Babel of the Polish Air Force Academy recently published ‘The initial analysis of the aerodynamic characteristics of a 3D printed model of an aircraft’ as he explored use of…

Students Learn Digital Manufacturing Through Design and 3D Printing of Turbine Blades

In a paper entitled “Application of Additive Manufacturing in Design & Manufacturing Engineering Education,” a pair of researchers from University College Dublin detail how they implemented a program on digital manufacturing…

Air New Zealand to 3D Print Metal Parts For Interiors, MRO and Product Development

Air New Zealand is looking to 3D print parts for aircraft interiors, MRO, product development and tooling. The company is working with Zenith Tecnica which uses Arcam EBM equipment from GE…

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…

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…

South Africa’s Giant Aeroswift 3D Printer Gearing Up for Commercial Production

3D printing technology has been on the rise in South Africa recently, and while the country isn’t one of the most commonly talked-about in the industry, South Africa has been…

Bionic Aircraft Collaborative Research Project Works to Increase the Efficiency of Aviation Resources through Additive Manufacturing

3D printing and 3D scanning technologies have been making major headway into aviation recently, and these uses are only set to expand. We have seen 3D printed airplanes before, used…

Meet The Jetsons as Imagined by Arconic in the 3D Printed Future

I remember watching The Jetsons back when I was a kid – at the time, the technological world the show had built seemed highly fantastical and unrealistic. Just a couple…

Fly Like a Fighter Pilot! 3DLabPrint Releases Messerschmitt Bf 109 H/F 3D Printable Model Plane with Two Wing Sizes

“Welcome to the 21th century of model flying. Be the first at your airfield.” It’s always exciting to take flight with 3DLabPrint, a company we’ve covered many times in regards to…

Boeing Celebrates Centennial, Aims for Supersonic Flights and Transportation to Mars

Of all the industries that the emergence of 3D printing technology has had an immediate impact on, the aerospace business seems to be actualizing the full potential of these benefits….

Airbus Unveils Thor, Their Fully 3D Printed Unmanned Test Aircraft

When it comes to nurturing and promoting advancements in 3D printing technology, very few companies have taken the initiative that the European airline manufacturer Airbus has. The aerospace manufacturer started…

Aurora Flight Sciences Demonstrates Capabilities of Their 3D Printed, Hovering Aircraft

There are pros and cons to both helicopters and airplanes. For many military applications, helicopters have obvious advantages in that they can land and take off from anywhere without needing…

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…

World’s First Jet-Powered, 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Produced by Stratasys and Aurora Flight Sciences

If you’re intending to travel for the holidays, you’ve probably already booked your flight. Personally, I’ll be staying home, which is a relief as I don’t have to deal with flight…

Beijing University Unveils Enormous 3D Printed Aircraft Frames & More, Created with SLS Technology

We’ve known for quite some time that various aircraft parts have been and continue to be fabricated with the help of additive manufacturing (3D printing). However, this week at a Science…

This Amazing 3D Printed Winged UAV Suffers Devastating Crash

We are always striving to cover the many amazing uses of 3D printing technology. In doing so, we have a tendency to report on the successful flights of various 3D…

China Eastern Airlines Successfully 3D Prints Airplane Parts for Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft

We’ve seen the Chinese 3D print cars, houses, and even entire apartment buildings (well sort of). They’ve 3D printed life-sized statues, and even a working air conditioning unit. When it…