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Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Space

Additive manufacturing is a key issue for aerospace manufacturers. They see the technology as a way to meet key challenges of the sector including lightweighting of aircraft’s parts and the scarcity of certain materials.

Airbus and AddUp install a metal 3D printer in the ISS

Six years ago, in a conversation with Airbus’ Delphine Carponcin, we learned that the space company was working with the European Space Agency on the development of a 3D metal printer to send it...

The Exploration Company explores TRUMPF’s metal 3D printing capabilities for the production of spacecraft components

The aim is to make the Huracán engine reusable and refuelable in orbit with bio-methane and oxygen. The Exploration Company, a European spacecraft manufacturer, develops, and operates the Nyx space capsule for space agencies and...

Gravity-1 Y-1 carrier rocket successfully launches with critical metal 3D-printed parts

Orienspace, an aerospace company known for the design and manufacture of Gravity Series launch vehicles and Force Series rocket engines, has recently launched the Gravity-1 Y-1 commercial carrier rocket. The rocket delivered the Yunyao-1 No....

Have you heard about the 3D-printed rotating detonation rocket engine NASA recently tested?

With bold objectives that consist in returning to returning to the moon, creating the infrastructure that will let us stay there, or even sending the first crewed mission to Mars, NASA continues to explore...

Alternative processes including Additive Manufacturing help Northrop Grumman reduce lead times by 75% for its solid rocket motor

Global aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman recently achieved the successful test of its new solid rocket motor. One of the goal of the company was to build one of the most advanced...

Materialise, Proponent, and Stirling Dynamics ambition to provide certified 3D printed cabin solutions

3D printing company Materialise NV, independent aerospace distributor Proponent, and Stirling Dynamics, an EASA 21.J-certified Aerospace Design Organization, signed a letter of intent (LOI) aimed at providing certified cabin solutions for aircraft. Stirling Dynamics, an...

Thermwood continues to demonstrate the viability of its Cut Layer Additive solution – this time with a large aluminum mold

Machine manufacturer Thermwood continues to give users the ability to produce parts with the benefits of the additive process using materials one cannot print or that are difficult to print. One of the AM...

Australia returns to space through the successful launch of SpIRIT nanosatellite – which features 3D printed radiator

A lot is happening in the space industry right now – and this is in major countries adopting AM technologies. Australia, a country that is acknowledged for providing AM solutions to the defense industry,...

The Common Additive Manufacturing Qualification Template

The Applied Science & Technology Research Organization of America (ASTRO America), a not-for-profit that is working hard to advance the public interest through manufacturing technology and policy, is working on a project that will...

ESA makes 3D printed electromagnetic coils using laser powder bed fusion technology

Space missions are becoming more high-production affair as organizations like NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) incorporated 3D printed parts such as rover wheels in their spaceflights. The latest innovation in this regard...