Aviation Additive Manufacturing News

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  • PrintSky, the joint venture between Sogeclair and AddUp, will focus on developing a new generation of actuation systems for Collins Aerospace

    PrintSky, a French joint venture between Sogeclair and AddUp, created in 2019, and specialized in developing and manufacturing complex metal 3D printing components, has been selected by Collins Aerospace to participate in its research program for a new generation of flight actuation. Supported by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC)…

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  • AS9100D certification, for aerospace parts, pursued by AML3D. The Aerospace Quality Management System AS9100D:2016 Accreditation..

    WAM metal deposition company AL3D Limited (AML3D) continues to develop its strategically important relationship with the Boeing Company by agreeing to an expanded scope for the supply of 3D printed components.  Boeing has updated the scope of the July 2022 purchase contract to include the next phase of Aluminium test…

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  • Optomec and Acme Manufacturing showcase industry-first, fully automated, work cell for the repair of aircraft engines.

    Optomec Inc., a leader in metal additive manufacturing solutions, and Acme Manufacturing, a global leader in robotic material removal systems, are set to showcase an industry-first, fully automated work cell, initially optimized for repairing aviation compressor blades made of titanium. The turnkey work cell is the product of a two-year…

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  • Gogo is the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. The company offers a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions. Gogo’s products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission…

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  • Velo3D Sapphire printers continue to establish themselves as true enablers for what the company refers to as “NewSpace” companies, looking to cost-effectively revolutionize the aerospace industry with faster aircraft and lighter spacecraft. The latest to implement Velo3D systems for mission-critical parts is Hermeus, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense…

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  • Tunnel 9 team adapts to using 3D printing, led by Samuel Gigioli. From plastic rigs to elements vital to tunnel operations.

    Since its inception in the facility, additive manufacturing has evolved and blossomed at Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland. From plastic rigs to elements vital to tunnel operations, a multitude of components can now be fabricated in-house. “The success of AM at Tunnel 9…

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  • OC-ALC and AFLCMC open second REACT lab with GE. The lab hosts metal 3D printers procured under the Pacer Edge Program.

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC) and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Propulsion Directorate, along with industry partner General Electric, recently opened the Complex’s second Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling (REACT) lab which hosts 3D metal printers procured under the Pacer Edge Program. In attendance were key…

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  • Purdue University and Velo3D print hypersonic metal parts. AM injector components used to create Mach 6 conditions for ground-testing.

    “Supersonics” denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 (like the now-retired Concord and the up-and-coming Boom Supersonic), and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. As one reaches the upper speed – you…

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  • Boeing and Northrop Grumman join White House-backed AM Forward. The program helps smaller US-based suppliers increase the use of 3D printing

    According to Reuters, Boeing Co and Northrop Grumman are joining the Additive Manufacturing Forward (AM Forward) program – a White House-backed compact to help smaller US-based suppliers increase the use of 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing technologies. The voluntary program, unveiled by President Joe Biden in May, seeks to…

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  • American, the world’s largest airline is poised to have the world’s largest supersonic fleet with the new Boom Supersonic aircraft. After United Airlines pre-ordered 15 Overture last year, American has now signed an agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. American has…

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