aerospace

GrabCAD Challenge Looking for the Next 3D Printed CubeSat

Okay Makers, start your engines! You’ve got until June 22 to submit an entry to the CubeSat Challenge for Aerospace Engineers and Students through GrabCAD. The CubeSat is the name…

3D Printed ‘LEGO Plastic’ Saves $36 Million Airplane

[Source: J.L. Wright Jr.] Kids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with LEGO bricks; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put…

Lockheed Martin Hopes to 3D Print Titanium Spacecraft Fuel Tanks In-House

In the Sciaky additive manufacturing process, the hemispherical halves of tanks are built layer by layer as spools of titanium wire spin and provide material. As a result of using the…

Stratasys 3D Printers Helping to Launch Rockets into Space

One of my favorite aspects of writing about technology like 3D printing is watching how many different types of industries find uses for it. Over the years I’ve seen 3D printers…

20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans

Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune…

Aerialtronics Uses 3D Printing to Streamline Operations for Their Data Collection Drones

If you see a drone fly over your house, you want to shoot it down. Admit it. You do. But you won’t and you’d better get used to the idea…

Space Age Technology… in Space: 3D Print Challenge by NASA

There are few technologies that are currently revolutionizing human capabilities as much as those offered through 3D printing. What if you wanted to make that into something even more cutting…

French Helicopter Manufacturer Turbomeca to Begin 3D Printing Aerospace Components at Bordes Facility

It’s no secret that the French know how to take their time and produce a quality product, without ever settling for less. Not only is that an enviable trait to…

ARRK, 3D Printing Prototype and Composite Specialists, Receive Multiple Accreditations

With 60 years in the business of product development and integrated solutions, ARRK is no stranger to accolades and accreditations, as well as being highly experienced in bringing quality, value,…

OPM Launches OXFAB-N & OXFAB-ESD: PEKK-Based 3D Printing Materials for Aerospace & Industry

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has been in the news before for their work with high-tech materials that can be used in 3D printing, especially poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK). Their PEKK (and other)…

5 Potential Future Applications of 3D Printing Within the Aerospace Industry

Like many industries, the aerospace industry is increasingly adopting 3D printing and rapid prototyping technologies to develop aircraft parts in the pursuit of trimming down manufacturing costs. As a matter…

3D Printing Technology Plays a Part in the COSMIC-2 Satellite Mission with 3D Printed Antenna Arrays

As enthusiastic and persistent as humans are about the exploration of space, it is a hostile environment. When we send anything to space, the first question, of course, is how to…

Australian Research Hub Opens with $9 Million (AUD) Funding for R&D in High Value Additive Manufacturing

“Through this hub, researchers will work to resolve issues surrounding process optimisation to achieve all required mechanical properties in 3D printed metallic products that can be used commercially for flying…

Alcoa Announces Intent to Adopt 3D Printing Techniques for Jet Engine Parts, Other Manufacturing

When it rains, it pours; companies are pouring in to welcome 3D printing techniques to their manufacturing processes. The latest to do so is Alcoa, which announced its new intentions…

Swedish Company RUAG is 3D Printing Satellite Components for Space

Space exploration and additive manufacturing go together like Oreos and milk. Over the last two years, we have seen an influx of companies within the aerospace industry begin adopting 3D…

British Government Earmarks £49 Million for Research on 3D Printed Aerospace Technology

One industry in which Britain has been exceptionally strong in is their Aerospace Industry. They have excelled within the field for decades, going all the way back to the 1940’s…

Aerojet Rocketdyne 3D Prints An Entire Engine in Just Three Parts

It’s often funny to listen to skeptics claim that 3D printing is just a fad, and that it can’t be used for anything meaningful. From a layman’s point of view,…