AEROSPACE

Aerospace

Safran, SLM Solutions Test Technology for Large Airplane Component

By: AM Staff

In a joint project, Safran Landing Systems and SLM Solutions tested selective laser melting to produce a component of a nose landing gear for a bizjet, marking a world first for a part of this size.
#lightweighting #metal #largeformat

Materials

Rusal America joins Neighborhood 91 AM Campus at Pittsburgh Airport

By: AM Staff

Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.
#supplychain #enterprise #metal

Aerospace

Collaborators Publish Overview of Disposal Procedures for Powder Condensate

By: AM Staff

Sintavia partners with the AMGTA and Triumvirate Environmental Inc. to publish overview of proper handling procedures for powder condensate waste generated as part of the PBF additive manufacturing process.
#metal #sustainability

Aerospace

Sintavia Acquires Three More GE Additive Arcam A2X EB Printers

By: AM Staff

Company using them to manufacture high-precision structural titanium components for the aerospace and defense industry.
#metal

Materials

How 3D Printing Will Change Composites Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

A Q&A with the editor-in-chief of CompositesWorld explores tooling, continuous fiber, hybrid processes, and the opportunities for smaller and more intricate composite parts.
#lightweighting #composites #brackets

Aerospace

Bell Textron, Ingersoll Machine Tools Produce 3D Printed Rotor Blade Trim Tool

By: AM Staff

Collaborative effort successfully manufactured a 22-foot-long vacuum trim tool for production of main rotor blade components.
#polymer #largeformat

Aerospace

Burloak Becomes First Additive Manufacturer Approved to Supply Boeing

By: AM Staff

Burloak Technologies Inc. developed a well-defined specification that demonstrated robust, repeatable processes to produce flight components using additive manufacturing.
#metal

Production

Sintavia Expands Rocket Manufacturing Capability with Customized AM Printers

By: AM Staff

For most existing commercial rocketry in production, the M4K-4 can manufacture an entire thrust chamber assembly as a single unit, including optimized regenerative cooling passages, thereby dramatically reducing manufacturing complexity and time.
#metal

Aerospace

3D Printed Parts on the Mars Perseverance Rover: The Cool Parts Show #23

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

The Perseverance parts made through additive manufacturing are extreme examples of lightweighting. We have replicas of the 3D printed parts that were sent to Mars.
#lightweighting #metal #video

Aerospace

Can the U.S. Become Self-Sufficient in Aerospace Alloy Metal Powders?

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

6K’s technology can upcycle titanium and nickel-alloy parts into additive manufacturing powder. Here is how the circular economy helps national security.
#supplychain #metal #sustainability