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3D Printed Aircraft Sensors Could Make Flying Safer and Cheaper

The Madrid-based IMDEA Materials Institute is developing new, embedded sensors that allow for real-time monitoring of aircraft in flight. To place them within critical components, the team has relied on…

Hypersonics Startup Hermeus Acquires Two Metal 3D Printers from Velo3D

Velo3D, the Silicon Valley-based maker of metal additive manufacturing (AM) platforms, announced that the company has sold both a Sapphire and a Sapphire XC to Hermeus, a hypersonic aircraft startup…

Hypersonics Research Takes Flight with VELO3D Metal 3D Printers at Purdue

“Supersonic” is clearly one of the biggest buzzwords in the aerospace sector these days. Supersonic air travel is that which occurs at speeds between just above the sound barrier (Mach…

Airbus Taps Liebherr for Complex 3D Printed Part for A350 Fleet

Progress in additive manufacturing (AM) for aerospace continues apace, as an increasing number of 3D printed parts are incorporated into increasingly functional roles in aircraft. The latest is a complex…

3DPOD Episode 108: AM for Space & Defense with Brian Neff, Sintavia Founder and CEO

Sintavia‘s Brian Neff has built a company that uses a fleet of large metal powder bed fusion systems to 3D print some of the most demanding and technically challenging parts…

Desktop Metal Subsidiary Becomes 3D Printing Supplier for Italian Defense Giant Leonardo

Aidro, an Italian company specializing in the design and production of hydraulic and fluid power systems, has been named a qualified supplier with additive manufacturing (AM) techniques for the helicopter…

Lockheed Martin Space Takes on Metal 3D Printing from Velo3D

One of the most financially impressive companies in the additive manufacturing (AM) sector last year was Velo3D (NYSE: VLD), which went public in October, 2021, after an SPAC merger with…

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Lockheed Martin and Stratasys Release Aerospace 3D Printing Filament Data

Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is already in the business of supplying the largest number of 3D printed polymer aerospace parts. Now, the company has qualified yet another polymer for 3D printing…

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Wiring and Electronics 3D Printing Startup Pulls In $2.7M Seed Investment

UK robotics company Q5D Technologies Limited closed a $2.7 million seed round to accelerate the automated manufacture of wiring harness for a wide range of products, from fighter jets to…

AMS Speaker Spotlight: Pushing the Bounds of Passive Radio Frequency with 3D Printing

Dr. Michael Shepard is Vice President of Aerospace & Defense at 3D Systems. He will be participating in Additive Manufacturing Strategies 2022, Panel 1: AM, Light-weighting and Aerospace. The demand…

Binder Jet Metal 3D Printing Cuts Lead Times and Weight for French Aerospace Firm

An important point to remember at this stage in the history of additive manufacturing (AM) is that there’s a unique timeline of progress for every industry currently applying the technology….

AMS 2022 Lines up New Speakers and Sponsors for 3D Printing Event

The Additive Manufacturing Strategies (AMS) summit is scheduled to take place in New York City this coming March 1 to 3, 2022 in a hybrid format: in-person and online, as…

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VELO3D Goes Public: We Speak to CEO Benny Buller

VELO3D (NYSE: VLD) went public today with the company listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “VLD”. The company merged with JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation…

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Morf3D Invests in 12-Laser Metal 3D Printer from SLM Solutions

Nikon subsidiary Morf3D, a service company with a focus on aerospace parts, will purchase two SLM 500 systems and one NXG XII 600 from SLM Solutions. This is a serious…

China’s Belt and 3D Printed Road: What China Needs to Make a Jet Engine

Of all the things in the world, there are probably only three things that China can not make: wide-body commercial aircraft, world class aero engines, and latest generation EUV chip…

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United Airlines to Buy 15 Supersonic Jets from Boom Supersonic

In a surprising development, United Airlines, the third largest airline in the world, has signed a commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic to purchase 15 of the startup’s Overture aircraft, with…

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Saab Test Flies 3D Printed Replacement Part for Gripen Fighter Jet

While 3D printed spares are seeing increasing use in rail transport, it is now seeing deployment in an even more high-performance application: the repair of fighter jets. Swedish military firm…

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De-Hyper: The US Military Is Not the Best Innovator in Manufacturing

When the United States entered World War Two in 1942, the planet would change in ways that now seem nearly irreversible. When the dust was settled, not only did the…

Ingersoll 3D Prints Massive Helicopter Blade Tool for Bell Helicopter

Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc. is continuing to demonstrate the applications for the world’s largest polymer 3D printer, the MasterPrint. This time, it 3D printed a 22-foot-long vacuum trim tool used for…

Russian Aluminum Giant Rusal Makes Moves in Metal 3D Printing with New Powders Portfolio

In “The Market for Metal Additive Manufacturing Services: 2020-2029” report by SmarTech Analysis, researchers point out the importance of service bureaus adopting additive manufacturing to end-user industries. It also describes…

How Sustainable is Metal 3D Printing? AMGTA’s First Report Says “It Depends”

Two months after commissioning the first research project on the environmental sustainability of metal 3D printing, the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade group created to foster…

Boom Supersonic Unveils XB-1 Airplane with 21 3D Printed Parts

When it comes to tech news, we always have to be wary of new technologies, particularly when they come from startups. We don’t need to remind readers of Theranos and…

Velo3D Lands Largest Metal 3D Printer Order to Date, from Aerospace Customer

Recently, Velo3D received its largest order in company history since its launch commercially in 2018. An existing aerospace customer placed an order worth $20 million for Velo3D’s innovative, industrial metal…