aerospace

Mars Simulation in Omani Desert to Test 3D Printing for Visit to Red Planet

Mars is our second nearest neighbor in the vast reaches of outer space. As such, it has long been easily visible in the night sky and so the circumstances surrounding…

3D Printing Business: Inside GE Additive

The GE Additive Technology Center (ATC) in Cincinnati, Ohio is housed in a former Dell building that has become the center for GE Additive‘s latest efforts in additive manufacturing since…

Innovative TubeSats Deployer 3D Printed Using Windform XT 2.0

We know they are up there. Sending signals, collecting information. Put into space by powerful entities, using the latest technology. I’m talking, of course, about satellites. But before you go…

Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing in Aeronautics and Automotive Industries

From needs to solutions, the technology on display at last week’s IN(3D)USTRY event at Fira Barcelona kept the focus on today’s developing realities in industrial 3D printing. A very busy…

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…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 28, 2017

In this Tuesday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from 3D printers, printing materials, 3D scanning software, and virtual reality to business partnerships and future flight technologies….

3D Printing and Advanced Manufacturing On the Rise in India

Just a few weeks ago, we heard about a partnership between the UAE’s Etihad Airways, Siemens AG, and Strata Manufacturing PJSC, to develop the first 3D printed aircraft parts in Asia,…

Materialise and Atos Use Metal 3D Printing to Create Next-Generation Spacecraft Component

Of all the fields that have been impacted by the rise of 3D printing technology, none has been revolutionized quite like the aerospace industry. Industrial-grade additive manufacturing has enabled a…

New Worlds Seeks Presentations for the Space Settlement Symposium 2016

Space may be the final frontier, but it is swiftly opening up with the advent 3D printed rockets, satellites and other aerospace systems. We’ve previously reported on putting a 3D…

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program Seeks Submissions for Visionary Concepts

On Sunday, I attended Star Trek: Mission New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. One of the many celebratory events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the seminal science fiction…

3D Scanning Technology Projected to Rise to a $6 Billion Industry by 2022, Focus on Laser Scanners

Where are exact figures and projections when you need them? Just the other day I was working on some information regarding the future of technologies related to 3D printing and…

Alcoa Q2 Results Showcase the Company’s Reliance on Metal 3D Printing

Widely considered as a global leader in engineering and manufacturing lightweight metals, the New York City-headquartered company Alcoa has been paving their own path through the additive manufacturing industry. Over the last…

Mirada Pro and Reynolds Technology Collaborate on Lightweight Titanium 3D Printed Bicycle Frame

As 3D printing technology and the corresponding materials continue to improve and expand on an industrial level, creating functional use-end production parts has become a more viable option for a…

Airbus Unveils Thor, Their Fully 3D Printed Unmanned Test Aircraft

When it comes to nurturing and promoting advancements in 3D printing technology, very few companies have taken the initiative that the European airline manufacturer Airbus has. The aerospace manufacturer started…

Carnegie Mellon University Research May Lead to Enhanced Design to Reduce Porosity in 3D Printed Titanium, Leading to Stronger Parts

UPDATE:  We have been informed by a source on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering and the Next Manufacturing Center that the information originally presented in this article cast the research…

Enterprise Spaceship Gets Real with 3D Printing in Educational Program by Smithsonian and NSS

If a 3D printer can be considered an early (very early) version of Star Trek’s replicator, then there is no better place for it than the Enterprise. The National Space…

New IN(3D)USTRY Event in Barcelona Looks at AM Industry from the Adopters’ Angle

IN(3D)USTRY, a new, 3-day event taking place from June 21st to June 23rd at the captivating location of Fira Barcelona, is starting from adopters’  manufacturing needs and then moving on…

Israeli Air Force Keeps Their Old Planes Active With 3D Printing Technology

Although 3D printing is a relatively new technology within the military-industrial complex, it has impacted Israel’s aerospace developments in a great number of ways. Last year, the Israeli military had 3D printed their…

Boeing Files Patent for Technology to 3D Print Artificial “Ice,” Easing the Aircraft Certification Process

When it comes to utilizing 3D printing technology within the aerospace industry, very few companies—aside from Airbus perhaps—have been experimenting as much as Boeing. Over the last year or so,…

Welsh Researchers Use Optomec Aerosol Jet Technology to 3D Print Hair-Sized Sensors

We hear a lot about 3D printing being used in aerospace, usually to print larger components. But researchers at Swansea University in Wales are finding that it’s also very useful…

Arcam is Gearing Up to Serve the Aerospace Industry’s Expanding Metal 3D Printing Needs

The benefits of metal 3D printing may not be immediately noticeable, as there is a higher initial investment than traditional part manufacturing, and more elaborate post processing requirements. Technology like that…

Dassault Systèmes Takes Major Step in Improving Upon the 3D Printing of Aerospace Parts

The 3D printing / additive manufacturing industry continues to grow at a rapid rate. As the technology behind 3D printers advance, so too does the the possibilities of what the…

European Space Agency Successfully Tests 3D Printed Platinum Alloy Rocket Combustion Chamber

It marks the first time a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made with 3D printing have been tested under realistic, demanding conditions, and the developers, Airbus Defence & Space, built…

3D Systems Plays Part in Major US Air Force Project to 3D Print Metal Aircraft Components

While 3D Systems‘ (NYSE:DDD) stock may be down considerably from its highs seen in early 2014, that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t continuing to push forward with a variety of major…