A critical instrument on the Perseverance rover requires five components that could only be made via additive manufacturing. Carpenter Additive overcame obstacles to produce them.
New Cadillac V-Series Blackwing models will be first GM production vehicles with functional 3D-printed parts, including two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket.
Additional funding will be used to bring customizable 3D-printed brackets to orthodontic practices and patients.
An on-site look at the different elements of the coolant-delivery system developed by a machine shop committed to running unattended.
The FAA has given “change in design” approval for additively manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) brackets.
A bracket redesign has a lot to say about the successful application of metal AM. One of the takeaways: Support structures are worth the effort!
The bracket is the result of a multi-year alliance between the two companies to explore generative design, AM and materials science for vehicle lightweighting.
A build example involving an aircraft bracket illustrates the production rate increase resulting from more parts per build plus the elimination of support removal. A new system for quality monitoring aids production as well.
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Arconic produced the titanium bracket, which Airbus installed on its A350 XWB series production commercial aircraft.
To prove out the designs of brackets that are much larger than its 3D printer, this manufacturer prints the bracket models in pieces and assembles them into prototypes.
The Juno spacecraft includes titanium waveguide brackets made through AM.
For a freezer to be used in orbit, growing the interior structure in one piece eliminates joining and brackets to maximize the space efficiency of this space-borne appliance.
Because of complexity, material and quantity, spacecraft and satellite components are good candidates for additive production.
GE recently announced the winner of its Jet Engine Bracket Challenge. The challenge involved a bracket to be shifted from CNC machining to additive manufacturing. Machining limits design options, but additive manufacturing offers complexity for free.