Aerospace

Premium Aerotec Acquires APWorks, Aims to Profit in 3D-Printing Market

Premium Aerotec acquires 3D-printing specialist APWorks to combine industry and market knowledge and further profit from the 3D-printing market and AM growth.

First Additive Manufactured Part to Be Installed on GE Engines

The FAA has given “change in design” approval for additively manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) brackets.

A Public-Private Partnership Aims to Save Additive from Itself

Overwhelming process variables for metal additive manufacturing processes are derailing AM’s adoption for critical parts in aerospace. Colorado’s ADAPT Center—and its growing cache of data—is seeking common ground.

Thrusters with Additively Manufactured Components to Fly Spacecraft

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed qualification testing for the reaction control thruster system for NASA’s Orion crew vehicle.

Boeing Partners with Thermwood on 3D-Printed Tool for 777X

The tool was printed as a single piece from 20 percent carbon fiber-reinforced ABS using the Vertical Layer Print system.

Sumitomo Makes Strategic Investment in Sintavia

The minority investment will support additive manufacturing advances for the aerospace and oil and gas industries.

GKN Aerospace to Additively Manufacture Rocket Engine Turbines

The company will develop and manufacture two full-scale turbines for the Prometheus re-usable rocket engine demonstrator.

Siemens Successfully 3D Prints Combustion Component for SGT-A05

The 3D-printed DLE pre-mixer for an aeroderivative gas turbine showed potential for reduced CO emissions in engine testing. 

RUAG and Oerlikon Partner for 3D Printing of Components for Space

The companies will develop processes and standards for the additive manufacturing of metal space components, and explore the refinement of existing alloys.

AM Conference: Challenges in Aerospace Parameter Development

At the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Conference, Magnitude Innovations Inc. shares its success and methodology for tackling 3D printing challenges for aerospace applications.

Orion Gets a Lift from Electro-Static Dissipative (ESD) Material

NASA’s Orion spacecraft will include parts 3D-printed from electro-static dissipative Antero 800NA from Stratasys. Developing this material was an exercise in working within constraints.

Video: Increasing Air Traffic Points to Aerospace Manufacturing Growth

Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence, explores the potential impact of air travel on aerospace manufacturing in this Market Minute video.