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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  • The Safran Additive Manufacturing Campus – part of the Safran Group – has successfully deployed Additive Industries‘ flagship MetalFAB1 industrial 3D printer. Safran is a global leader in the Aerospace and Defence sectors and is a clear innovation and technology leader. Its core mission is to contribute to safer and…

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  • FDM Digital Solutions has manufactutred over 57,000 aerospace-certified components using ULTEM 9085 materials on Stratasys extrusion 3D printers. “What we have found over the years is that the key to delivering quality printed flight-ready parts is to collaborate upfront with our customers to define the standards required,” Tony Flanagan, 3D…

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  • Starburst Aerospace, a global aerospace accelerator, has committed to a technology development partnership with Morf3D, leveraging the California-based service provider’s new Applied Digital Manufacturing Center – ADMC – in Long Beach. Morf3D, a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is a leading metal AM company that specializes in optimization and engineering for…

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  • Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce aerospace structures made with HexPEKK-100 for the Boeing 777X. The parts will be manufactured via the HexAM by Hexcel process at the company’s additive manufacturing site near Hartford, Connecticut. The Boeing 777X family of aircraft also uses the large…

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  • Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a global leader in largely 3D printed launch and space systems, and Vector Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company backed by leading technology investor Vector Capital, have completed the merger agreement that resulted in Rocket Lab becoming a publicly-traded company. As a result, Vector changed…

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    Two GE Aviation facilities producing advanced jet engine components recently passed major manufacturing milestones. GE Aviation’s Auburn, Alabama, facility recently shipped its 100,000th 3D printed nozzle tip, while the Asheville, North Carolina, facility recently shipped its 100,000th turbine shroud made from Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) materials (not 3D printed). The…

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  • UK-based eVTOL manufacturer Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Broadstone Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. The transaction will result in Vertical becoming a publicly traded company, with a pro forma equity value of approximately $2.2 billion. Stephen Fitzpatrick, Vertical…

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  • AGILE Space Industries, a specialist in the use of additive manufacturing for space propulsion applications, has acquired Pittsburgh-based 3D printing service provider, Tronix3D. The deal will lead to the creation of a new division called Agile Additive, focused on advancing the state-of-the-art in additive manufacturing for aerospace. Agile Space Industries…

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  • Wabtec Corporation celebrated the start of operations at Neighborhood 91, the additive manufacturing production campus at Pittsburgh International Airport’s Innovation Campus. The new 11,000-sq-ft facility builds upon Wabtec’s efforts to drive innovation in the rail industry through its growing additive manufacturing capabilities. “Advances in additive technology are changing the way…

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  • GE Aviation has received Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) approval from the US Air Force (USAF) for an F110 additively manufactured sump cover. The latest milestone in the USAF and GE’s pathfinder Pacer Edge program, this F110 component is the first engine component designed for and produced by metal additive manufacturing…

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