Category Archives: Aerospace

U.S. Marines 3D print F-35 part to save $70,000

A team of U.S. Marines 3D printed a part for the F-35 stealth fighter saving $70,000 in costs for a whole new landing gear door. The component is a small part mounted on the door pressing it into the latch. It was designed and 3D printed by Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 31 (CLB-31) in […]

Rostec allocates $44.5 million to introduce additive manufacturing to Russian aerospace

Russian state-owned industrial technology holding conglomerate Rostec is allocating $44.5 million (₽3 billion) to the development of a specialist additive manufacturing technology center. Named after a celebrated inventor and nitrogen chemistry specialist, the V.V. Chernyshev Center for Additive Technologies (CAC) will be established by Rostec in collaboration with three other members of the nation’as aviation cluster: Russian Helicopters, […]

NASA awards $127,000 to ASU and PADT for biomimicry 3D printing research

NASA has awarded a $127,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I grant to the Arizona State University (ASU) and Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT), an engineering service company based in Tempe, Arizona for advanced 3D printing research. ASU and PADT are currently cooperating to accelerate the development of bioinspired 3D printed structures which […]

Innovate UK grants £6M to national aerospace additive manufacturing project

Independent research and technology organisation TWI, also known as The Welding Institute, has announced that it will lead the Open Architecture Additive Manufacturing (OAAM) project. With the contribution of several regional research institutions and global organizations, OAAM is an initiative set to provide the UK aerospace sector with large scale metal 3D printed components. The […]

Fabrisonic’s 3D metal printed heat exchanger gets green-light from NASA

Fabrisonic, an Ohio-based company specializing in metal 3D printing, has taken a step closer to Mars. Fabrisonic’s used its patented technology to additively manufacture heat exchanger devices. The metal 3D printed components have now passed NASA’s quality control tests and are ready for flight in space. Fabrisonic used Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), an additive manufacturing […]

Siemens test 3D printed superalloy parts for gas turbine aerospace engine

Siemens has successfully 3D printed and engine tested a complex combustion component for its aeroderivative gas turbine, the SGT-A05. The dry low emission (DLE) pre-mixer, also known as a burner chamber or flame holder, was produced using Siemens’ printable nickel-based superalloys. As a result of the engine tests, the 3D printed DLE pre-mixer demonstrated the […]

3D printing news Sliced Hypersonic flight, Xometry, Nano Dimension, Fisher Unitech, Boeing, Bowman International

In this edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced, a 3D printed hypercar, further investment into hypersonic flight enabled by additive manufacturing, a new and advanced 3D printer for the medical sector and recent partnerships from Fisher Unitech and Nano Dimension, as well as Bowman International and HP. Also included is additive manufacturing news […]

NASA announces Phase 3 winners of 3D printed Habitat Challenge

3D printed buildings on Mars are a stage closer with NASA’s announcement of the latest results in its 3D Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge. In conjunction with the Bradley University of Peroria, Illinois, the Habitat Challenge invites proposals for 3D printed off-world structures that can be made with the kind of materials available on Mars. Monsi Roman, program manager […]

Airbus to help qualify GEFERTEC metal 3D printer for aerospace-grade production

GEFERTEC, the German developer and provider of 3DMP metal 3D printers and technology, is to deliver an industrial-scale arc403 machine to international aeronautics company Airbus. Together with German private sector research organization the Bremen Institute for Applied Beam Technology (BIAS), Airbus is preparing the arc403’s 3DMP metal 3D printing process for use in the aerospace industry. […]

F-35 stealth fighter gets boost from 3D printing

United States’ Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is planning the use of 3D printing to replace parts on the F-35, a stealth multirole fighter. The parts will be produced at the base’s 388th Maintenance Group. The 388th Maintenance Group commander, Col. Michael Miles said, “We’re always driving for speed, safety and quality.” In manufacturing replacement parts, 3D […]