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Two Lasers Can Now Work on One Part: Premium Aerotec Certifies GE Additive Metal 3D Printing for Airbus

Airbus subsidiary Premium Aerotec will use GE Additive’s newly validated multi-laser Concept Laser M2 system to produce titanium components for the Airbus A320 airliner family. An aerospace supplier, Premium Aerotec…

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3DEXPERIENCE: A Virtual Journey, Part 1

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year’s 3DEXPERIENCE Forum by Dassault Systèmes had to be re-imagined as a virtual event, just like so many other conferences. At 1 pm…

The AMOS Project is Investigating Repair and Maintenance Technologies for the Aerospace Industry

There has been enormous progress in terms of aircraft safety in the past two decades. However, last year, the Aviation Safety Network recorded a total of 15 fatal airliner accidents,…

Aerospace Mega Trends Driving 3D Printer Usage

Aerospace mega trends that should drive 3D printer usage in the aerospace industry include 1. forward momentum from 3D print success; 2. large increases in US defense budgets; 3. original…

NIAR, SAE International Developing New Polymer 3D Printing Standards for the Aerospace Industry

For some time now, Wichita State University (WSU) in Kansas, and specifically its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), has been working to innovate the aerospace industry by way of…

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Soars with Billion-Dollar Boeing Partnership, Educational Adoption for Tomorrow’s Aerospace Workforce

In 1986, aviation powerhouse Boeing turned to CATIA software from Dassault Systèmes for the design and manufacture of new airplanes. A few decades on, 3D technologies have become a staple tool…

Airbus Files Patent for 3D Printing Process That Could Print Entire Super-Strong Airplanes

Realistically, it isn’t 3D printing technology that will change the way products are manufactured, but rather it will be advancements in materials science. There are already more than a half…

The Dual Volume 3D Scanner: SMARTTECH Makes Initial Mark in Aerospace Industry

We’ve come a long way with 3D printing in a very short time. As new machines and materials arrive onto the market in a constant flow, it’s quite apparent that…