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Honeywell’s First Flight-Critical 3D Printed Engine Part Honeywell Earns FAA Certification

According to a report by SmarTech Analysis, dubbed “Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing for Civil Aviation Parts Production, 2019-2029“, the aerospace industry “has seen larger than ever before investments in AM…

One-Third of GE Aviation’s New Turboprop Engine Will Consist of 3D Printed Metal Components

A new entry from GE Reports breaks down how 3D printing technology is responsible for a new era in the field of aircraft design, and GE Aviation has been along on…

Metal 3D Printing Speeds Product Development for Engine Parts Production

About one year ago, Desktop Metal, headquartered in Massachusetts, introduced its highly anticipated metal 3D printers, the Desktop Metal Studio System and the Desktop Metal Production System, to the masses….

AFRL Researchers Successfully 3D Print High-Temperature, Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Parts

Together with researchers from the University of Louisville and NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are looking into high-temperature polymer 3D…

3D Printing Helps Formula SAE Car Stay on Track

From steering wheels and dashboards to air intakes, 3D printing technology has come into play for many Formula SAE teams looking to improve their race cars. In a new case…

Finland’s First 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Part Takes to the Skies in Maiden Flight

One field that 3D printing technology has definitely made a major impact on over the last several years is aerospace – so much so, in fact, that the FAA is…

GE Aviation Successfully Tests 3D Printed ATP Engine

Last year, GE Aviation announced that it would be undertaking quite a project. The company would be building an engine for a private plane, a Cessna Denali from Textron Aviation,…

GE Aviation Completes Successful Tests of FATE Engine and T901 Engine Prototype, Both Featuring 3D Printed Components

Back in 2015, GE Aviation began utilizing additive manufacturing technology in the retrofitting of hundreds of GE90 jet engines with 3D printed sensor housings. Fast forward a little, and the company…

Brilliant Flash of Light Lets Scientists Study Structure of 3D Printing Material at Atomic Level to Reduce Defects

Additive manufacturing processes, while amazing and valuable, are not without their flaws, and lots of research has been conducted into how and why defects in 3D printing that can cause…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project,…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Rolls Out First Metal 3D Printed Part: An Aluminum Thermostat Cover for Older Truck Series

Car and truck manufacturer Mercedes-Benz ensures that every part for every car it’s ever produced is available in case someone wishes to purchase it. But not only does it cost…

Up Close and Personal with GE’s 3D Printed Advanced Turboprop Engine

We’ve heard a lot about GE’s in-progress 3D printed turboprop engine, which was first announced a year ago. The engine, which will contain multiple titanium and steel 3D printed parts,…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Chloe Kow, Manager, Direct Metal Laser Melting, Star Rapid

British-owned rapid prototyping company Star Rapid, headquartered in China since 2005, was an early adopter of 3D printing technology, and underwent a rebranding campaign in January, changing its name from Star Prototype….

GE Aviation Expands Michigan Footprint by Opening Brilliant Factory with 3D Printing Capabilities in Muskegon

There was a sense of celebration in Muskegon earlier this week as GE Aviation held the grand opening for its newest Brilliant Factory in the Michigan town. The 35,000-square-foot factory is…

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Get Century-Old Delage Type-S Grand Prix Car Back on the Road

It might seem that if you’ve already managed to get over a century out of your car, that you should just be grateful and willing to move along when it…

Additive Manufacturing to Play Role in Nacelle Production

Today we see a wide range of industrial items being 3D printed, from rocket engines and entire planes, to cars and motorcycles. While this technology is helpful to manufacturing in many…

Metal Additive Manufacturing Helps Renault Trucks Reduce Weight of 4-Cylinder Engine by 25% Using 3D Printed Components

In spring of 2015, 3D artist and designer Bernhard Bauer used Blender to 3D model, from scratch, and 3D print a 1:14 scale Renault delivery truck replica for one of…

NASA Fires Up 3D Printed Rocket Engine for Latest Series of Tests

While many people may be ringing in the New Year with some sort of (hopefully legal) fireworks this coming weekend, no one’s display will beat that of NASA, which is…

GE Aviation Conducts First Test of 3D Printed Advanced Turboprop Engine Components

GE has been in the news quite a bit lately for business reasons. Their acquisitions of major 3D printing companies, as well as their proposed acquisitions and failed acquisitions, have…

This 3D Printed Mazda Miata Engine Modification Adds Quick Power Without Breaking the Bank

There is much evidence about how functional and convenient 3D printing can be. Businesses and individuals constantly report that they are using the technology to reproduce or improve small to large replacement parts,…

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…

Ford Throws 3D Printed Racing Parts into the Deep End at the 24 Hours of Daytona Race

The 24 Hours of Daytona is the sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Run on a 3.56-mile-long road course, it’s the first major automobile…