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STELIA Aerospace 3D Prints Largest Aircraft Fuselage Component by WAAM

In a world premiere for AM of large aircraft parts, French aerospace manufacturer STELIA Aerospace presented a demonstrator for metallic self-reinforced fuselage panels manufactured through a WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) 3D printing process, such as that recently introduced by French 3D printer manufacturer Prodways. The project is the result …

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Case Study Shows How NASA Engineers Design ISS Tools on Zortrax 3D Printers

Credits: NASA/JSC.

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest human-made body in the low Earth orbit. Sixteen modules launched and assembled from 1998 to 2011, provide 32,898 cu ft of pressurized volume for a crew of 6 astronauts to do research in physics, astrobiology, astronomy, space medicine, life sciences, and many other fields. …

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How (and Why) GE Built a Metal Binder Jetting 3D Printer in 47 Days

(Photo credits: Sarah Goehrke/3Dprint.com)

GE engineers recently built and tested 30 different prototypes of a complex, football-size jet engine component. Thanks to cutting-edge 3D-printing technology, they were able to reach the perfect design in just 12 weeks. This is remarkable considering it would take several years to iterate on that many designs using traditional …

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Pzartech Ltd Joins Hangar Labs by BEDEK to Help Reduce Downtime in Aerospace Maintenance

Pzartech, a startup specializing in on-demand distributed manufacturing through 3D technologies, is joining Hangar Labs by BEDEK. The innovation commercial aviation program of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. is thus welcoming the first startup to collaborate on visual recognition of mechanical parts. The aim is to eventually ease the work of maintenance …

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Sintavia to AM Parts for Honeywell Aerospace

SIntavia powder bed fusion parts

Sintavia, LLC, a leading Tier One metal additive manufacturer, announced today that it had received internal approval to manufacture production parts for Honeywell Aerospace via the powder bed fusion process, representing the first company to do so. The approval covers all programs within Honeywell Aerospace. PBF has the ability to …

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Prodways Sells First ProMaker LD-10 Compact Dental Systems

The year 2018 is off to a good start for Prodways Technologies with the first sales of the ProMaker LD-10 SLS systems in the early-adopter program for the “compact” dental segment. The company also sold a large format Selective Laser Sintering 3D printer, the ProMaker P4500 HT, in the aeronautics sector. …

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3D Hubs and Rolls Royce Work with Students on JetX 3D Printed Functional Jet Engine Model

3D Hubs Student Grant finalist JetX are a team of aerospace engineering students working with Rolls Royce to create the world’s first functional 3D printed jet engine model to provide instant design feedback. The project started back in 2013 at the University of Glasgow when Chris Triantafyllou the President and …

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