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Wichita State University & Army 3D Print Parts for Aging Black Hawk Helicopters

A recent collaboration between U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Wichita State University will enhance the helicopter fleet for this division of the military. Researchers from the National Institute…

Airbus Helicopters Uses KASTO Bandsaw to Remove 3D Printed Metal Parts from Base Plate

3D printing is often used by companies to manufacture parts and components for helicopters, and Airbus Helicopters – part of the larger Airbus Group – is no exception. Just one…

CRP Technology Used SLS 3D Printing and Windform XT 2.0 to Make Aircraft Model for Wind Tunnel Testing

CRP Technology, part of the larger CRP Group, is well-known for its 3D printing applications in the automotive sector, but lest we forget that it is also accomplished in aerospace…

GE News: Subsidiary AP&C Purchased New Land, GE Aviation Helping Airbus 3D Print Parts for RACER Aircraft

GE Additive‘s Canadian subsidiary, Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), which produces and distributes metal powders for 3D printing, has been operating out of the Innopark Albatros in Saint-Eustache, Quebec since 2016. But last…

US Army Learning About and Using 3D Printing to Improve Military Readiness

The US Army has long been putting 3D printing to good use. In an article published in the latest edition of Army AL&T Magazine, senior editor Steve Stark takes a deep…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2018

We’re starting with some information about a couple of upcoming shows in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business and aerospace news. Sinterit is bringing its newly launched…

Airbus Helicopters Turns to German RepRap x400 3D Printer Again for 3D Printed Component

In order to validate the design of an important new component, while also saving on development costs, Airbus Helicopters is yet again turning to industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap for…

Airbus Helicopters Beginning Serial Production of 3D Printed Door Latch Shafts for A350 Passenger Aircraft

Helicopters can perform tasks that other aircraft are not able to, with applications in fields such as construction, law enforcement, military, tourism, and transportation. 3D printing parts and components for…

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,…

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation,…

Mecaer Aviation Group Goes from 3D Printed Concept Models to Production Components with Help from a Roboze One+400

While 3D printing has made huge impacts on manufacturing, many companies have only relied on it for prototyping parts, turning instead to more traditional manufacturing methods for final components. That’s…

Speedy 3D Printed Prototypes: German RepRap Comes Through for Airbus Helicopters Again

While a helicopter serves many purposes, one of the most common is aerial surveillance and/or video and photography. How many times have you turned on your local news and watched…

German RepRap X400 Delivers New Windshield Wiper System for Airbus Helicopters

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is really excited about 3D printing. We’ve written several articles about their Airbus A350 XWB, which was manufactured using over 1,000 3D printed parts, and they’re continuing to experiment…

Stratasys Cuts Automated Dynamics’ Tooling Costs by 60-70% In Production of Helicopter Blades

3D printing offers substantial benefits to the manufacturing sector–by this point, that’s certainly not news in itself. What is news, though, is each additional use which proves yet another aspect of…

French Helicopter Manufacturer Turbomeca to Begin 3D Printing Aerospace Components at Bordes Facility

It’s no secret that the French know how to take their time and produce a quality product, without ever settling for less. Not only is that an enviable trait to…