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Aerospace

Mars Rover Instrument Is Manufacturing Challenge, 3D Printing Victory

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.
#metal #postprocessing #brackets

Aerospace

CNC Machining as a Business Strategy for Additive Manufacturing

As 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing ramps up for production — including a fleet of new 3D printers in a custom-designed building — it's the company's traditional machining capabilities that provide a unique competitive advantage.
#metal #machining

Aerospace

3D Systems Develops Large, Fast Powder Metal 3D Printer for Army

New solution may revolutionize key supply chains associated with long-range munitions, next-generation combat vehicles, helicopters, and air and missile defense capabilities.
#supplychain #metal

Aerospace

Where Blockchain and 3D Printing Converge, Distributed Manufacturing Can Thrive

Decentralizing production through additive manufacturing can bring numerous benefits, but these can only be realized through trust. VeriTX is building a platform to secure a trusted digital supply chain for aerospace and beyond.  
#supplychain #enterprise

Aerospace

Sintavia Achieves ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System

Certification will assist company in measuring and improving environmental efficiency.
#sustainability

Aerospace

Ceramic Manufacturing Module Successfully Operates in Orbit

Made In Space, a subsidiary of Redwire, demonstrates first successful ceramic additive manufacturing in space.
#ceramic

Aerospace

Boeing Qualifies Stratasys’ Antero 800NA for 3D Printed Flight Parts

Enhanced chemical resistance and fatigue performance of the PEKK-based material provide Boeing with a new, high-performance option for polymer flight parts.
#polymer

Aerospace

ParaMatters’ CogniCAD 4.0 Delivers Smooth, Automated Workflow

Design platform enables both digital and traditional manufacturers to automate design-to-manufacturing processes.
#generativedesign

Aerospace

U.S. Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office Concludes First Ever Advanced Manufacturing Olympics

Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
#education #supplychain #enterprise

Aerospace

EOS, Texas A&M Partner on AM Professional Development Program

Successful pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center leads to new collaborative offering to business and academia.
#education #metal #polymer

Aerospace

Sintavia Increases Production Capabilities

Company says demand for aerospace additive manufacturing is booming.
#metal

Aerospace

Made In Space Sends Ceramic Manufacturing Module to International Space Station

Commercial in-space manufacturing device is designed to demonstrate proof-of-principle, single-piece ceramic turbine blisk manufacturing in microgravity for terrestrial use.
#ceramic

Aerospace

This 3D Printed Turbine Replaced 61 Parts With 1: Here Is What That Means

Additive manufacturing makes possible a radical microturbine that increases power-to-weight ratio, reduces cost and extends time between overhaul.
#metal #assemblyconsolidation

Aerospace

Sintavia, Siemens Collaborate on AM Software

Sintavia to provide software testing and technical feedback in exchange for access to pre-released Siemens additive manufacturing software.

Aerospace

Hexcel’s HexPEKK EM Offers Electromagnetic Shielding, Radar Absorption

Composite components are flight-ready after printing, omitting the need for costly and time-consuming secondary processing steps.

Aerospace

Honeywell Earns FAA Certification for 3D-Printed Bearing

FAA grants certification for flight-critical, 3D-printed bearing housing used on the Dassault Falcon 20G maritime patrol aircraft.

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Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.

Five Axis Machining

A broad overview of what first time five-axis machine users will need to think about and also what the newest technology offers to existing users.

Trends in Automotive

What's Next for the Automotive Industry? The Editors of AutoBeat explore the industry's transition to one where automotive manufacturing is safer, simpler, more regulated … and possibly reshored.

Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.