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3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D…

3D Printing Partnerships Dominate News from Norsk Titanium

There are few companies that have been busier lately than Norsk Titanium. In the last few days, the additive manufacturing company and creator of Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology made…

Norsk Titanium Closes Investment from Triangle Holdings, Will Continue to Advance Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D Printing Technology

Back in April, Norsk Titanium announced that it had produced the first-ever 3D printed structural titanium components for a commercial airliner. The components will be a part of Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft, and…

3D Printing News Briefs: June 10, 2017

We’re running the gamut for news stories today in 3D Printing News Briefs, bringing you news about 3D printing education and business, important partnerships, 3D printers, and 3D printing materials….

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…

Friction Stir Additive Manufacturing Used for Functionally Graded Components

Over the past years we’ve seen a number of companies such as Sciaky, Optomec and Trumpf take traditional welding processes and turn them into 3D printing processes. Aeroprobe and the…

Etihad Partners with Diehl to 3D Print Aircraft Components for Middle Eastern Airline

Etihad Airways, the second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Diehl Aerosystems, the engineering arm of the Diehl Group, entered into a strategic partnership to manufacture and…

Norsk Titanium Produces First FAA-Approved 3D Printed Structural Titanium Commercial Airplane Components for Boeing Dreamliner

When a company develops a unique technology, it’s understandable that they should want to keep it closely guarded, particularly in this digital era. Norsk Titanium has been developing their Rapid…

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,…

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…

3D Printing in the Military

3D printing has many military applications. Militaries around the world have been working on developing 3D printing technologies, using 3D printing for prototypes, developing their own fablabs and using the…

Amid an Increasingly Competitive Market, Boeing Turns to 3D Printing for Satellite Production

Boeing has been on board with 3D printing for quite some time now. While numerous aerospace companies have been embracing the technology, Boeing is one of the more creative –…

Oxford Performance Materials 3D Prints 600 Parts for Boeing’s Starliner Space Taxis

The concept of a space taxi is just something I find delightful, and the fact that it’s in the process of becoming a real thing rather than a fun idea…

Defence IQ Study Suggests 75% of Military Professionals Believe 3D Printing Will Be Standardized

Military research, analysis and commentary company Defence IQ revealed in a recent study presented via infographic that over 28% of surveyed military professionals and stakeholders are actively looking into the development and implementation of…

Oxford Performance Materials to Support Boeing Spacecraft with 3D Printed Structures

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), a leading US-based additive manufacturing firm, was awarded with a contract from the US$97 billion aircraft manufacturing company Boeing to provide 3D printed structures for the…

What Should Company Executives Be Asking About 3D Printing?

Multinational professional services firm Ernst & Young executive Channing Flynn examined the implications of 3D printing and rising interests of global corporation and conglomerates in an article published earlier this year…

ORNL and Boeing Earn Guinness Book of World Records Title for Largest Solid 3D Printed Part

Few government-backed entities have innovated upon 3D printing technology as much as the Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest national laboratory…

Stratasys to Unveil Groundbreaking New Infinite Build and Robotic Composite 3D Printing Demonstrators at IMTS

If there’s one company that most people would trust to give 3D printing advice, it’s likely Stratasys. The company has been around since the early days of 3D printing, and…

NAVAIR Successfully Tests First Flight-Critical 3D Printed Aircraft Component

Since the 1990s, additive manufacturing has been a part of naval aviation, but it’s only recently that the technology has moved past strictly prototyping purposes. The US Naval Air Systems…

Boeing Celebrates Centennial, Aims for Supersonic Flights and Transportation to Mars

Of all the industries that the emergence of 3D printing technology has had an immediate impact on, the aerospace business seems to be actualizing the full potential of these benefits….

Airbus Officially Unveils Thor, the Fully 3D Printed Plane that Flies Beautifully

The first 3D printed plane is making its debut, and nope, it’s not another one that’s been made in miniature by a hobbyist. And while it’s not full-scale, it’s certainly…

GE Aviation Tests the Largest Jet Engine in the World, Featuring 3D Printed Fuel Nozzles

A year ago, GE Aviation began incorporating 3D printed components into their jet engines for the first time ever, retrofitting hundreds of their GE90 engines with 3D printed sensor housings. At that…

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,…