Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: 3D Printing Optimized Low Pressure Turbine Blades

In ‘Preliminary optimization of a hollow low pressure turbine blade,’ Lorenzo Abrusci presents a thesis paper exploring additive manufacturing processes for creating critical industrial components. As materials science has advanced…

Futuralve Project Utilizes Metal 3D Printing to Improve High-Speed Aerospace Turbines

Renishaw is a busy company, lending its metrology and metal 3D printing expertise to a broad variety of applications from boats to eye surgery. One of its primary industries, however,…

First Commercial Space Station Set to Launch in 2020; Axiom Plans to Use It As a Manufacturing and 3D Printing Hub by 2027

In 2014, history was made as the SpaceX Dragon supply freighter docked with the ISS, carrying supplies and the first 3D printer in space, the Made In Space zero-gravity 3D…

Teamwork Between Siemens and the Fraunhofer Institute Results in New Uses of Additive Manufacturing

With climate change a big issue on almost everyone’s mind, many corporations are brainstorming ways to become more sustainable and lessen their negative impact on the environment. One company that…

GE Global Research Uses 3D Printing to Create Mini Turbine That Can Power 10,000 Homes

‘Bigger isn’t always better’ is a maxim the truth of which is increasingly convincing to people in the modern world. We’ve seen computers go from the size of a room…

3D Printed Micro Turbines to Bring Electricity to Urban Areas & Help the Energy Impoverished

Wind turbines are plentiful out west, lined up along the highways like futuristic, noble giants, doing their work gracefully, at the whim of what mother nature provides–often quite plentifully. The…

GE & DOE Research: Might 3D Printed Turbines Unlock Secret to Affordable Desalination of Ocean Water?

In a new project that sounds extremely futuristic, but completely normal coming from GE and their Global Research Center in upstate New York, they will be using 3D printed turbines in…

Researcher at University of Pittsburgh Receives Over $1 Million Total to Research 3D Printed Turbines

Research in regards to 3D printing has again kicked into high gear at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering–and so has the funding. As some of today’s brightest…


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