aerospace 3d printing

A Holistic Approach to Metal 3D Printing Process Selection for Aerospace Parts

Summarized by Tessa Fedotowsky, Paul Gradl, Darren Tinker NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Metal additive manufacturing (AM) use in the aerospace industry has become more prevalent in the last decade…

Raytheon Subsidiary to Perform $14M 3D Printing Center Expansion in Iowa

When Raytheon Company and United Technologies merged in 2020, it became the $64-billion Raytheon Technologies, one of the world’s largest aerospace, intelligence services providers, and military manufacturers by revenue and…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: June 5, 2022

Last week was a bit of a reprieve, and we’re back in business now with a full schedule of 3D printing webinars and events! Topics include automation, polymer 3D printing…

EOS North American Expands to LA with New 3D Printing Center

EOS North America has announced that the company will be opening an additive manufacturing (AM) innovation center in southern California’s Los Angeles/Long Beach area. EOS plans to open the facility…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: February 26, 2022

We’ve got a super full week of webinars and events to tell you about for this coming week, including one of our own—Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022 will be held as…

2022 Predictions: 3D Printing is Transforming the Aerospace and Space Industry

Advances in 3D printing are driving current trends in real solutions for real-world applications in aerospace and space manufacturing. Although the airline and aerospace industries were among the first to…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: November 14, 2021

It’s a busy week ahead of webinars and industry events, and yes, there’s definitely more to do this week than just Formnext. In today’s 3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup,…

3D Printing Financials: Materialise Shares Up After Q3 Earnings Top Estimates

In an evolving, dynamic world shifting towards powerful digital tools and innovative ecosystems, 3D printing companies are regaining momentum and performing better financially. That seems to be the case for…

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: September 19, 2021

We’ve got another busy week of webinars and events to tell you about! Topics in this week’s roundup run the gamut from 3D digital textures and FDM 3D printing potential…

Startup Accelerator, Singapore: Hyperganic, Molyworks, Additive Flight Solutions

In this series, we’re looking at the startup scene in Singapore by identifying some of the 3D printing companies being founded and grown there. Hyperganic Hyperganic always kind of confuses…

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RAPID + TCT Celebrate 30th Year with More 3D Printing Presentations, Speakers, & Exhibitors

I think it’s safe to say that last year, we all missed the industry juggernaut that is RAPID + TCT, North America’s largest, most important additive manufacturing event. But now…

Tronix3D Acquired by Agile Space Industries to Ramp up Aerospace 3D Printing

Agile Space Industries (Agile), a developer of propulsion engines for spacecraft, acquired the 3D printing service bureau Tronix3D for an undisclosed amount and rebranded it as Agile Additive. The wholly-owned…

FIT and Turkish Aerospace Partner to Advance 3D Printing for Aerospace Parts

Germany’s 3D printing service provider FIT Additive Manufacturing Group, and Ankara-based company Turkish Aerospace signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance 3D printing technology and products. The business partnership…

3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup: March 21, 2021

We’ve got over ten different webinars, online trainings, and virtual events to tell you about in this week’s roundup, covering topics from 3D modeling and electroplating to 3D scanning and…

Tiny 3D Printed Rocket Thruster Could Democratize Nanosatellites

A study out of MIT shows the first proof of concept for a 3D printed electrospray rocket thruster, built to help nanosatellites navigate orbit. Not only is the new thruster…

Boeing to Open New 3D Printing R&D Facility in Scotland with NMIS

Cash just continues to be infused into 3D printing, particularly in aerospace, with the introduction of new facilities continuing around the world. Now, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) in…

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BAE to 3D Print 30 Percent of Tempest Fighter Jets

3D printing has impacted innovation on nearly every level; however, some industries are undeniably defined as more important—and especially when they affect worldwide defense, aerospace applications, and security. Operating in…

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RAPID + TCT 2020 Conference Welcomes Aerospace and Defense 3D Printing Track

In just a couple of short months, it will be time for RAPID + TCT 2020, taking place in sunny Anaheim, California from April 20-23. The globally renowned conference, held…

Sintering Thermoset Composites at High Temperatures for Aerospace Applications

In ‘Laser Sintering of Thermoset Polyimide Composites,’ authors Kathy C. Chuang, Timothy J. Gornet, Kate Schneidu, and Hilmar Koerner explore additive manufacturing with blended materials, meant to refine the process…

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…

PermiAM: Testing Flow Property Characterization for Rocket Engines

In the recently published ‘PermiAM: Porous Additively Manufactured L-PBF Flow Property Characterization for Rocket Engines,’ technological researchers from both Masten Space Systems and Elementum3D outline a new additive manufacturing process…

Momentus–Relativity Space Agreement Will Lead to Multiple Launches for First 3D Printed Rocket

Relativity Space, headquartered in Los Angeles, continues to forge ahead within the 3D printing and additive manufacturing realm—but even more so, within the aerospace industry. Now, they have announced a…

Morf3D Secures Round of Funding with Boeing, Driven by High Customer Demand

More news for the aerospace sector shows that Morf3D, established in 2015, continues to act as a leader within the industry, offering metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing processes to…

Understanding Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing (FGAM) & Looking Beyond Its Limits

G.H. Loh and E. Pei explore the benefits of functionally graded additive manufacturing in ‘Building a conceptual understanding of Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing (FGAM) and its limitations,’ exploring further 3D…