Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace

What Is the Role for Additive Manufacturing in Aircraft Structural Components?

Spirit AeroSystems recently began installing the Boeing 787’s first titanium structural component to be made through AM. The part is not critical but also not minor. I spoke with manufacturing leaders at Spirit about the meaning of the part and the way forward for additive in aircraft structures.

The Cool Parts Show, Episode 1: This Rocket Fuel Injector Is a Solid Part That Contains a Working Motor

Our new video series debuts with a look at a solid metal part made through additive manufacturing that was built with a motor embedded inside. The motor sealed within the part adjusts the rocket’s fuel mixture while the rocket is in flight.

The Reach of Additive Manufacturing in Latest 2019 Issue

The latest issue of Additive Manufacturing Magazine illustrates the wide reach of additive manufacturing.

Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing Delivers Low Buy-To-Fly Ratios

Manufacturers in the aerospace industry buy expensive raw material with one common goal: to make it fly. To reduce its buy-to-fly ratio (the ratio of material inputs to final part output), this company turned to wire arc additive manufacturing to create near-net shape parts.

The Race to Faster, Cheaper and Better AM for Aviation

An aviation industry partner called NIAR may be the largest institute you've never heard of. But through a new materials and process database for additive, it’s promising to help aviation manufacturers produce AM parts faster, cheaper and more reliably than ever before.

Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing and Thermwood Partner on Low Cost Responsive Tooling Program

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing and Thermwood partnered to evaluate the functionality of Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) using high temperature, autoclave-capable materials on a Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine.

APWorks, Additive Industries Advance to Series Production of Certified Parts

APWorks and Additive Industries are furthering their collaboration and pushing series production of certified parts and, according to the companies, the next phase of industrialization.

The Results Are In: Autoclave Tooling and Large Format Additive Manufacturing

SABIC and the University of Dayton Research Institute studied large-format additive manufacturing (LFAM) for metal autoclave tooling. The results are promising.

Aeromet's A20X Passes 500 MPa UTS Mark

A20X, the aluminium alloy developed and patented by UK foundry specialist Aeromet International, has passed the 500 MPa Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) mark.

Additive Manufacturing Conference Speaker: GE Aviation

At the Additive Manufacturing Conference, taking place August 27-29 in Austin, Texas, GE’s Eric Gatlin will dive deep into the company’s latest breakthrough in additive: the GE9X.

 

Project Partners Bring Next Generation AM Project to Successful Conclusion

Two years after Daimler, Premium Aerotec and EOS launched their NextGenAM pilot manufacturing facility in Varel, Germany, the partners now celebrated the successful completion of the project during a special ceremony in Varel, Germany.

Velo3D, Boom Supersonic Partner to 3D Print Metal Supersonic Jet Parts

Velo3D has announced its partnership with Boom Supersonic to print the first 3D metal parts on Boom’s XB-1 Mach-2.2 supersonic demonstrator aircraft.