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Ignus-II Inconel 718 3D printed rocket engine further evolves Vulcan 2 project at SEDS UCSD

The recently fired up Ignus-II is the second iteration of the Ignus-I engine, the first 3D printed engine launched by a student organization. Ignus-II builds upon UCSD’s research and data gathered, featuring many improvements to optimize efficiency. Ignus-II is being developed to launch the Vulcan 2 rocket, SEDS UCSD’s second …

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Made in Space to make proposal on Phase II of Archinaut Development Program

NASA has invited Made In Space, Inc. (MIS) to submit a proposal for a technology flight demonstration mission (Phase II) of its Archinaut technology. Archinaut is an in-space robotic manufacturing and assembly platform capable of constructing space-optimized systems of sizes not previously feasible. NASA’s Space Technology and Mission Directorate (STMD) …

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Boeing adopts Assembrix software to secure intellectual property for 3D printed aircraft parts

Assembrix

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced a new partnership with Assembrix Ltd, an Israeli company known for its cloud-based platform that virtualizes and streamlines industrial 3D printing. Through a newly signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), Boeing will adopt Assembrix’s software in order to protect the intellectual property it shares with vendors …

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Hexcel’s Michael J. Canario named new President and CEO of Norsk Titanium

Canario

Norsk Titanium AS, a Norway-based company specializing in additively manufactured structural titanium parts for the aerospace industry, has announced the appointment of a new President and CEO: Michael J. Canario. Currently the President of Aerospace, Americas & Corporate Business Development for advanced composites company Hexcel, Canario will officially start his …

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GE’s Additive Technology Center in Ohio uses 90 metal 3D printers to make aircraft parts

Additive Technology Center

GE’s Additive Technology Center – or ATC – is located along Interstate 75, near Cincinnati, in Ohio. From the outside, the building looks like many of the low, gray boxes in this industrial area. But step inside it houses the world’s largest and most advanced 3D printing facility and development …

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Sintavia adds NADCAP accreditation to its aerospace AM certifications

NADCAP

After a rigorous yearlong application process, metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia, LLC. has successfully received National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) approval for its laser and electron beam powder bed fusion technologies. With the NADCAP accreditation under its belt, the company will be able to further pursue and …

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U.S. Air Force adopts 3D Systems’ Figure 4 DLP platform for aircraft part replacement

It seems the excitement surrounding 3D Systems’ game-changing Figure 4 additive manufacturing technology has not been lost on the U.S. Air Force. In an announcement at RAPID+TCT yesterday, 3D Systems revealed that its Figure 4 Production system had been chosen for Air Force-sponsored research. The project, which will focus on …

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Boeing HorizonX invests in metal 3D printing startup Morf3D

Boeing Horizon X, the venture capital fund of the global aviation manufacturer, invested in Morf3D, an El Segundo, Calif.-based company specializing in metal-based additive engineering and manufacturing. Morf3D’s technology enables lighter and stronger 3D-printed parts for aerospace applications. Since Morf3D was established in late 2015, the company has produced 3D-printed titanium and …

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Premium AEROTEC acquires 3D printing specialist APWORKS

Aerostructures tier-1 supplier Premium AEROTEC reinforces its leading position in the additive manufacturing sector by taking over APWORKS, a metal (Scalmalloy aluminum alloy) 3D printing specialist. Both partners complement the other’s capabilities and aim to profit from the fast-paced growth in the 3D printing market together. Premium AEROTEC and Airbus, …

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