Aerospace

Aerospace Project Pairs 3D Printing with Investment Casting

A research project conducted by Autodesk reduced the weight of an airplane seat frame using 3D-printed patterns and investment casting in magnesium.

Producer of Custom Fixtures Uses AM to Reduce Time, Cost

Working with HK3D, JJ Churchill used 3D printing to reduce the time needed for its coordinate measuring machine (CMM) quality inspection process by 70 percent, and costs by 50 percent.

AM Conference Speaker: DMG MORI and Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit and DMG MORI will discuss the aerospace company’s experience as the first adopter of the machine tool manufacturer’s hybrid AM machine.

3D-Printed Drone Designed by U.S. Marine Corporal Costs 200× Less Than Models Currently in Use

Created from 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf electronics, the stripped-down drone is controlled via a smartphone app. 

AM Conference Speaker: PADT and Concept Laser

The two companies will discuss collaborating to 3D print hard-to-find spare metal parts on demand for a World War II- and Korean War-era fighter bomber.

3D Printing Speeds Development of All-Electric Plane

Eviation Aircraft is using Stratasys 3D printing to accelerate the R&D process for its electric commuter aircraft.

Webinar: Additive Manufactured Tooling for Composites

A free webinar August 23 will explore the use of FDM 3D-printed lay-up tools for carbon fiber aerospace parts.

AM Conference Speaker: NASA

Dr. Paul McConnaughey of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will highlight how AM is essential to deep space exploration.

Valuechain Launches New Version of Production Control Software

DNAam is designed for the strict requirements of the aerospace industry.

An Aerospace Perspective on Additive Manufacturing

A forum recently hosted by the Ohio Aerospace Institute featured compelling reasons for implementing additive manufacturing in the industry. The challenge? Education.

Stratasys 3D Printing Solution for Aircraft Interiors Undergoes FAA Qualification

The 3D printing solution is designed to produce aircraft interior parts that are FAA- and EASA-certified.

GKN Reduces Components on Rocket Nozzle with the Help of AM

Laser welding and laser metal deposition helped reduce the number of component parts on the nozzle by 90 percent, according to the company.