History Made as 3D Printed Engine Launches Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket into Space

All week, New Zealanders have been waiting to see if their country would become the 11th one to reach outer space with a cargo-carrying vehicle. Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket, equipped with…

Rocket Lab Prepares to Launch First Electron Rocket with 3D Printed Rutherford Engines

Two years ago, New Zealand company Rocket Lab announced that they had developed  the world’s first battery-powered rocket, and that the engine would be almost entirely 3D printed. This week or next, that…

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…

Aston Martin to Use 3D Printing for Its Most Powerful Engine Yet

Grainger & Worrall (GW), an engineering company and automotive castings specialist, has secured a contract with luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin to manufacture engine blocks of Aston Martin’s DB11 using…

Dassault Systèmes Takes Major Step in Improving Upon the 3D Printing of Aerospace Parts

The 3D printing / additive manufacturing industry continues to grow at a rapid rate. As the technology behind 3D printers advance, so too does the the possibilities of what the…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 5

The stories we didn’t cover this week run the gamut, covering announcements of new 3D scanning techniques based on built-in smartphone sensors, Stratasys’ global expansion efforts, 3D printed concrete art…

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics, Ltd. is Now 3D Printing Aircraft Engine Components

“Given the high expectation built around the Company, my priorities would be to concentrate on operational excellence, and build the company as technology powerhouse,” said T. Suvarna Raju upon taking…

Thingiverse User Shares Files to 3D Print a Moving Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine 22RE

While 3D printing enthusiasts cover the gamut with a wide range of projects from gaming figurines to avante-garde dresses and shoes, most of the serious automotive 3D printed parts and…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Lands Defense Contract For Large Scale 3D Printers

In a sure sign that additive manufacturing is safer, produces strong, reliable parts, and saves on time and money, a couple companies have begun 3D printing extremely important components for…


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