Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace

Video: How Additive Manufacturing Is Advancing the Space Industry

By making launch vehicles more efficient and easier to manufacture, AM lets small companies play a significant role in space. Here is a conversation with an aspiring startup.

SLM Solutions 3D Prints Orbex Launcher

Orbex has built a metal rocket engine 3D printed on SLM Solutions’ selective laser melting machine.

Digital Alloys Seeks the Economic Win for Joule 3D Printing

The company is targeting applications where its wire-based deposition technology can win out over conventional manufacturing.

Engine Mount Set to Be First 3D-Printed Part on the Moon

Manufactured by RUAG Space, the 3D-printed engine mount is part of a spacecraft from SpaceIL.

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.