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Arconic and Airbus Sign Multi-Year Cooperative Research Agreement

Arconic signed a multi-year cooperative research agreement with Airbus to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components, such as pylon spars and rib structures, up to approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in length. The deal …

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GE Additive Acquire GeonX to Boost Software Simulation

GE Additive has acquired GeonX, a privately-owned developer of simulation software. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Headquarted in Belgium, GeonX provides software for engineers when developing new products, to simulate additive manufacturing, welding, machining and heat treatment processes in various industries such as aerospace, automotive and energy. …

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HRL Tells All About Ceramics AM Development for NASA and Commercial Space Apps

For more than 60 years, HRL’s scientists and engineers have been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research, providing real-world technology solutions, and advancing the state of the art. The firm continues to be recognized as one of the world’s premier physical science and engineering research laboratories. Research collaborations with …

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Sintavia Obtains AS9100 Revision D Certification for Aerospace Additive Manufacturing

Sintavia, LLC, a global independent leader for metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) services, has received AS9100 Revision D certification. By meeting these new requirements, Sintavia will improve its quality system by including, among other things, risk-based thinking and maintaining organizational knowledge. “New requirements were added to the standard,” said Doug Hedges, …

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Helicopter Part Made from 3D Printed PSU Mold

A cooperative effort between Thermwood Corporation, Applied Composite Engineering (ACE), Techmer PM and Purdue University’s Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center has produced a composite helicopter part using a 3D Printed Polysulfone (PSU) mold. The Details The mold was printed from Techmer supplied carbon fiber reinforced material and trimmed on Thermwood’s Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) machine. ACE …

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IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Top Speakers on AM Solutions Draw Large Audiences at Industry Week

Organizing a show in the midst of political turmoil is challenging, doing it through one of the biggest political events to shake Southern Europe in recent years – the potential secession of the Catalunya region from Spain – could seem impossible and yet IN(3D)USTRY 2017 was highly successful with a …

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Sintavia and TRUMPF Align on Machine Qualifications for Aerospace Applications

Sintavia, LLC, the global independent leader for metal Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) services, and the TRUMPF Group, a leading high-technology company offering production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors, have come to an agreement to work together to accelerate the penetration of TRUMPF TruPrint metal printers within the global aerospace …

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NASA Tests First 3D Printed Rocket Engine Part Made with Two Different Metal Alloys

Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA’s first 3D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of …

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