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BAE Systems Signs Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Partnership with ASCO Industries

BAE Systems Signs Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Partnership with ASCO Industries

The Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced swing-role combat aircraft in the world and is manufactured by a consortium of companies including Alenia Aermacchi (now Leonardo), BAE Systems and Airbus. It’s currently being used by seven customers and has been ordered by two more, and has been successfully used in combat operations in Iraq, Libya […]

The Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced swing-role combat aircraft in the world and is manufactured by a consortium of companies including Alenia Aermacchi (now Leonardo), BAE Systems and Airbus. It’s currently being used by seven customers and has been...
Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Arconic and Airbus Announce Cooperative Research Agreement for 3D Printed Airframe Components

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into two, and launched its new value-add company Arconic, with a major focus on aerospace 3D printing, in 2016, not long […]

Three years ago, lightweight metals manufacturer Alcoa announced its intention to adopt 3D printing processes, and invested millions in 2015 to expand its facilities and accelerate development. That same year, the company announced that it would be separating into...
R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Fasteners

R&D Tax Aspects of 3D Printed Fasteners

Fasteners are literally what hold the world together. A fastener is essentially any hardware that holds two objects together, such as bolts, nuts, screws, and anchors. Fasteners are found in everything from toys to highways. Advances in both plastic and metal 3D printing are making it possible to print hardware for a multitude of industries. […]

Fasteners are literally what hold the world together. A fastener is essentially any hardware that holds two objects together, such as bolts, nuts, screws, and anchors. Fasteners are found in everything from toys to highways. Advances in both plastic and metal 3D...
Hoversurf Uses 3D Printing and 3D Vision Technology to Launch Flying FORMULA Car Idea

Hoversurf Uses 3D Printing and 3D Vision Technology to Launch Flying FORMULA Car Idea

I love the scene near the beginning of 1997 sci-fi movie The Fifth Element when “perfect being” Leeloo crashes into cab driver Korben’s flying taxi; she asks him for help when the police come for her, and a wild flying car chase through the skies of futuristic Manhattan ensues. Flying cars still seem like science fiction […]

I love the scene near the beginning of 1997 sci-fi movie The Fifth Element when “perfect being” Leeloo crashes into cab driver Korben’s flying taxi; she asks him for help when the police come for her, and a wild flying car chase through the skies of...
Airbus Used Robotics and 3D Printing Technology to Build Record-Breaking Fully Electric Satellite

Airbus Used Robotics and 3D Printing Technology to Build Record-Breaking Fully Electric Satellite

Due to the freedom of form and reduced production time, cost, and weight that 3D printing offers, many industries, including the aerospace sector, make good use of the technology in their workflows. Airbus in particular has adopted metal 3D printing to make nozzles and drilling templates, a hydraulic component, and other titanium parts for aircraft; […]

Due to the freedom of form and reduced production time, cost, and weight that 3D printing offers, many industries, including the aerospace sector, make good use of the technology in their workflows. Airbus in particular has adopted metal 3D printing to make nozzles...
Benefits and Challenges of 3D Printing in Aeronautics and Automotive Industries

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 conference agenda featuring 55 experienced speakers over the three days of the event, IN(3D)USTRY was a part of Barcelona Industry Week 2017 which drew an […]

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 conference agenda featuring 55 experienced speakers over the three...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer. Divide By Zero Technologies has won a prestigious award, while the Third […]

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer....
3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 29, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines introduces a new board member, as well as support and maintenance programs for its […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to shareion today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, along with some news on competitions, 3D printing material, and some 3D printed clothing. Robo and colorFabb have announced a partnership, while Type A Machines...
The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The R&D Tax Credit Aspects of 3D Printing Helicopter Parts

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation, tourism, law enforcement, construction, military, and other settings. The utilization of additive manufacturing will soon change the way helicopters are produced and operated, allowing for […]

The unique abilities that helicopters possess have allowed for tasks to be completed that have not been possible by use of other aircrafts. Today, helicopters are widely applicable to transportation, tourism, law enforcement, construction, military, and other...
Airbus Defence and Space Enhances Satellite RF Filter Production with Metal 3D Printing

Airbus Defence and Space Enhances Satellite RF Filter Production with Metal 3D Printing

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace sector, France-based Airbus is one of the biggest adopters of the technology, and the company has teamed up with big names in the additive manufacturing industry like Dassault Systèmes, Sciaky, and Renishaw to develop and incorporate 3D printed airplane components. Recently, the company’s Defence and Space division, […]

When it comes to 3D printing in the aerospace sector, France-based Airbus is one of the biggest adopters of the technology, and the company has teamed up with big names in the additive manufacturing industry like Dassault Systèmes, Sciaky, and Renishaw to develop and...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution to help you beat the summer heat. Shapeways has filed formal comments in the […]

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution...
Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around the world in […]

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around...
R&D Tax Credits for 3D Printing HVAC Systems

R&D Tax Credits for 3D Printing HVAC Systems

3D printing has made its way into almost every sector and now began to do the same with the heating and cooling industry. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems provide us with indoor and vehicle cooling and heating. When an HVAC system stops working in a people centric area, where personal comfort is paramount, […]

3D printing has made its way into almost every sector and now began to do the same with the heating and cooling industry. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems provide us with indoor and vehicle cooling and heating. When an HVAC system stops...
Dassault Systèmes Partners with Airbus APWorks to Advance 3D Printing for Production in Aerospace & Defense Industry

Dassault Systèmes Partners with Airbus APWorks to Advance 3D Printing for Production in Aerospace & Defense Industry

Dassault Systèmes‘ 3DEXPERIENCE platform has been leveraged by a variety of clients across a range of industries, from shipbuilding to defense and more. One notable client is the Airbus Group, which has taken advantage of Dassault’s Co-Design to Target solution for their additive manufacturing program. Now, an Airbus subsidiary is partnering with Dassault to further develop […]

Dassault Systèmes‘ 3DEXPERIENCE platform has been leveraged by a variety of clients across a range of industries, from shipbuilding to defense and more. One notable client is the Airbus Group, which has taken advantage of Dassault’s Co-Design to...
International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing 'Steers Clear of the Hype', Announces Full Speaker Lineup

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing 'Steers Clear of the Hype', Announces Full Speaker Lineup

3D printing technology and the industry that has sprung up around it continues to grow with a momentum that seems never-ending. If you have been wondering about its staying power or future as a true force, just take a look at the speaking panel lined up for the International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D […]

3D printing technology and the industry that has sprung up around it continues to grow with a momentum that seems never-ending. If you have been wondering about its staying power or future as a true force, just take a look at the speaking panel lined up for the...
New "Crackers" Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

New "Crackers" Will Drive 3D Printer Plastics R&D

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that the US is making unprecedented investments in massive ethylene cracker manufacturing plants that produce plastic. Since 2010, over $150bn has been invested in US chemical […]

According to Forbes.com, plastic is the most dominant 3D printing material, accounting for 73% of all 3D printing materials used. The good news for the 3D plastics sector is that the US is making unprecedented investments in massive ethylene cracker manufacturing...
3D Printing in Aviation at Paris Air Show: Stratasys Among Companies Looking Up in Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing in Aviation at Paris Air Show: Stratasys Among Companies Looking Up in Additive Manufacturing

From June 19 to 25, visitors and exhibitors from the aviation industry will gather in Paris for the International Paris Air Show. Among those exhibitors will be Stratasys, which knows a thing or two about aviation. The company’s 3D printing systems were recently used to create the first certified fully 3D printed part in the […]

From June 19 to 25, visitors and exhibitors from the aviation industry will gather in Paris for the International Paris Air Show. Among those exhibitors will be Stratasys, which knows a thing or two about aviation. The company’s 3D printing systems were recently...
Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

Combining the Old with the New: Autodesk Uses 3D Printing and Investment Casting to Create Lightweight Airplane Frame Seats

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and new ways of manufacturing solar panels, to helping save endangered species and reducing carbon emissions. This last is the focus of a proof-of-concept project developed […]

While research is ongoing to determine just how unhealthy 3D printing fumes are, there are also a lot of ways that the technology is actually environmentally friendly, from recycled filaments and new ways of manufacturing solar panels, to helping save endangered...
Inside the 3DEXPERIENCE Center: Dassault Systèmes Executives Underscore Importance of 3D Printing & Advanced Manufacturing in Kansas

Inside the 3DEXPERIENCE Center: Dassault Systèmes Executives Underscore Importance of 3D Printing & Advanced Manufacturing in Kansas

On Thursday, 27 April, Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) held the grand opening of the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center as the school’s Innovation Campus grows with partners including Dassault Systèmes and Airbus, and 3DPrint.com was on the scene for the celebrations. More than 200 people representing 50 companies came together for the event, […]

On Thursday, 27 April, Wichita State University and its National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) held the grand opening of the new 3DEXPERIENCE Center as the school’s Innovation Campus grows with partners including Dassault Systèmes and Airbus, and...
Roboze Works with CTC to Develop 3D Printing Materials and Applications for Aerospace

Roboze Works with CTC to Develop 3D Printing Materials and Applications for Aerospace

CTC GmbH is a subsidiary of Airbus, which we all know is a big fan of 3D printing. The CTC plays a large role in developing those 3D printed components for Airbus aircraft, as the leading research and development center in Germany for CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) aerospace parts. Part of the CTC’s research involves testing […]

CTC GmbH is a subsidiary of Airbus, which we all know is a big fan of 3D printing. The CTC plays a large role in developing those 3D printed components for Airbus aircraft, as the leading research and development center in Germany for CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced...
Airbus and Dassault Systèmes Inaugurate Wichita State University Sites Focused on 3D Technologies & Aerospace Innovation

Airbus and Dassault Systèmes Inaugurate Wichita State University Sites Focused on 3D Technologies & Aerospace Innovation

Today in Kansas, aerospace takes another great leap forward as new innovation sites at Wichita State University cut their ribbons: Airbus and Dassault Systèmes are officially residents at the Innovation Campus. The shared goal between the two global businesses and the forward-thinking educational institution is innovation in aerospace. The Innovation Campus is bringing to fruition a vision […]

Today in Kansas, aerospace takes another great leap forward as new innovation sites at Wichita State University cut their ribbons: Airbus and Dassault Systèmes are officially residents at the Innovation Campus. The shared goal between the two global businesses and the...
First 3D Printed Primary Flight Control Hydraulic Component Flies the Friendly Skies on an Airbus A380 Aircraft

First 3D Printed Primary Flight Control Hydraulic Component Flies the Friendly Skies on an Airbus A380 Aircraft

More and more, we are hearing about how 3D printing technology is being used to manufacture parts and components for aircraft. Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS 3D printed a spoiler actuator valve block, which was then successfully used on a March 30th flight test for a double-deck Airbus A380. Liebherr-Aerospace is one of the eleven divisional control companies of […]

More and more, we are hearing about how 3D printing technology is being used to manufacture parts and components for aircraft. Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS 3D printed a spoiler actuator valve block, which was then successfully used on a March 30th...
RAPID + TCT Returns to “The Steel City” as Metal 3D Printing Advances

RAPID + TCT Returns to “The Steel City” as Metal 3D Printing Advances

RAPID + TCT is back in Pittsburgh for its 27th installment, a fitting time to return to “The Steel City” – when metal additive manufacturing stands out among the latest growth and advancements in the industry. As metal 3D printing becomes competitive with traditional production processes, it will have a profound impact on the way […]

RAPID + TCT is back in Pittsburgh for its 27th installment, a fitting time to return to “The Steel City” – when metal additive manufacturing stands out among the latest growth and advancements in the industry. As metal 3D printing becomes competitive with...
Airbus Develops 3D Printed Nozzles & Drilling Templates for Aircraft

Airbus Develops 3D Printed Nozzles & Drilling Templates for Aircraft

Airbus continues to be one of the pioneers in using 3D printing technology for aircraft manufacturing. Keeping in line with other forces to be reckoned with such as NASA and Boeing, the France-based manufacturer has shown no fear, using up to a thousand 3D printed parts in planes such as the Airbus A350 XWB. 3D printed […]

Airbus continues to be one of the pioneers in using 3D printing technology for aircraft manufacturing. Keeping in line with other forces to be reckoned with such as NASA and Boeing, the France-based manufacturer has shown no fear, using up to a thousand 3D printed...
South Africa's Giant Aeroswift 3D Printer Gearing Up for Commercial Production

South Africa's Giant Aeroswift 3D Printer Gearing Up for Commercial Production

3D printing technology has been on the rise in South Africa recently, and while the country isn’t one of the most commonly talked-about in the industry, South Africa has been working on some advanced 3D printing applications for years. In 2011, a government-backed project called Aeroswift was launched in collaboration between aviation manufacturing solutions provider […]

3D printing technology has been on the rise in South Africa recently, and while the country isn’t one of the most commonly talked-about in the industry, South Africa has been working on some advanced 3D printing applications for years. In 2011, a...
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