Aviation Additive Manufacturing News

With over a century of history, the Paris Air Show, aka SIAE 2019, aka Salon Le Bourget is now shaping up to be one of the key events for aerospace 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry operators, as the aerospace industry continues to lead in adoption of optimized 3D printed parts. Here you will find the most relevant Paris Air Show 2019 aerospace 3D printing and additive manufacturing news.



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  • Chromatic 3D Materials passes 14 CFR vertical burn tests and demonstrating compliance with anti-flammability aviation standards.

    Chromatic 3D Materials, a 3D printing materials and technology provider, has passed 14 CFR vertical burn tests – which demonstrate compliance with anti-flammability standards for airworthiness. Chromatic’s durable, abrasion-resistant thermoset polyurethanes are suitable for a wide variety of airline parts, including elastomeric components used in stowage compartments and decorative panels,…

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  • Partly funded and owned by steel giant Sandvick, BEAMIT – especially after the acquisition of 3T’s metal AM business in the UK –  is the largest metal AM service provider in the world according to the Metal AM market report published by 3dpbm in 2021. A new deal with Leonardo…

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  • MMB VOLUM-e recently installed a new EOS M400-4 laser metal 3D printer after receiving funding from the Ministry of the Economy as part of “MooV-e 4.0”. The funding initiative follows the call for projects “Recovery plan for the Aeronautics industry” aimed at the strengthening of the industrial sector through a…

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  • The UK industry is set to play a key role in the new Global Combat Air Programme, delivering the next phase of the Tempest combat air fighter jet development, the first 6th gen jet fighter, scheduled to be operational by the 2030s. The UK’s sovereign industry partners, under Team Tempest,…

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  • Boom Supersonic presented the new Symphony propulsion system designed and optimized for its Overture supersonic airliner. The company will be teaming with three industry leaders to develop Symphony including Kratos Turbine Technologies (formerly known as FTT, now part of Kratos and renamed KTT) for engine design, GE Additive for additive…

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  • Lockheed Martin Corporation, (NYSE: LMT), and Sintavia, LLC, have entered into a collaboration to expand research of metal additive manufacturing (AM) opportunities as an alternative to castings and forgings. AM, also known as 3D printing, has the capability to improve efficiencies in existing castings and forgings supply chains and provide…

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  • Hermeus reaches milestone in operational hypersonic flight. With its demonstrated turbojet to ramjet transition within its Chimera engine.

    Hermeus, a startup developing hypersonic aircraft to radically accelerate air travel, has demonstrated turbojet-to-ramjet transition within its engine, Chimera, which is approximately 15% 3D printed using Velo3D printers. This turbojet-to-ramjet transition is one of the most important technological feats in the process of making operational hypersonic flight a reality. Chimera…

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  • China uses 3D printing technology to develop new warplane, and has also implemented it in other major aircraft manufacturing factories.

    According to Global Times, China’s aviation industry has started applying world-leading 3D printing technologies on new-generation warplanes – with 3D printed parts widely used on a newly developed aircraft that made its maiden flight recently, according to a leading developer. “We are applying 3D printing technologies on aircraft on a…

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  • The RAF installs Wayland Additive's Calibur3 3D printer. Marking the Royal Air Force’s first steps into advanced component manufacturing.

    Wayland Additive, the developer of the Calibur3 metal additive manufacturing system, has installed its technology at the Hilda B. Hewlett Centre for Innovation, part of No 71 Inspection and Repair (IR) Squadron, which is based at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire, UK. Equipped with world-leading 3D printing and scanning equipment, the…

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  • As part of the Clean Sky 2 and its successor Clean Aviation EU programs, the GE Aerospace Advanced Technology Munich-led European consortium unveiled one of the largest-ever metal 3D printed aerospace parts, a TCF casing, demonstrating significant cost, weight and time savings. The one-meter-in-diameter part manufactured in nickel alloy 718…

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