Category Archives: Aerospace

€500,000 available in Metalysis and ESA space exploration competition

The European Space Agency (ESA) and UK metallurgic company Metalysis have launched a €500,000-reward competition to devise systems that will aid space exploration. The competition is to design a process-monitoring system that works with Metalysis’s existing electrochemical cells. These cells convert refined oxides and ores into metal alloy powders, including those used in 3D printing […]

Relativity Space to launch 3D printed rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Relativity Space, a Californian aerospace startup, has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to operate its own launch facility on one of their sites. The agreement permits the company to test its 3D printed rockets at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company plans the first launch of its Terran […]

Relativity Space to launch 3D printed rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Relativity Space, a Californian aerospace startup, has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to operate its own launch facility on one of their sites. The agreement permits the company to test its 3D printed rockets at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The company plans the first launch of its Terran […]

F-22 Raptor fitted with 3D printed titanium part

Metal additive manufacturing takes another step forward as Hill Air Force Base announces the successful installation of a 3D printed titanium part for the F-22 jet. The F-22 Raptor fighter jet has a maximum speed of 1500 mph and costs $412M. Manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, says “The F-22 is the world’s most dominant fighter.” A total […]

China National Space Administration to establish 3D printed houses on the moon

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has announced plans to be the first country to establish a base on the moon, and it will be built using 3D printing technology. CNSA officials made the declaration yesterday in Beijing during a press conference for the State Council Information Office (SCIO). This conference was held following the […]

Royal Netherlands Air Force recruits Ultimaker 3D printers for maintenance and repair operations

Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is using Ultimaker’s 3D printers to accelerate maintenance and repair operations at the Woensdrecht Air Force Base. Bas Janssen, CLSK AIR Innovation Coach said, “We make tools ourselves because we have very unique items within the Air Force.” “With a 3D printer, we can repair our components quicker and more safely. We […]

Spirit AeroSystems receives first Norsk titanium 3D printed part

American aerostructure manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems has confirmed the receipt of its first 3D printed structural component. The first product of an existing partnership between the company and Norwegian-American Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) developer Norsk Titanium, the part has been installed in the forward fuselage of a Boeing 787. As the sole producer of the nose […]

3D Printing Industry review of the year December 2018

News from the 3D printing world did not slow down in the last month of the calendar. December brought developments in materials, software, and European Space Agency’s ambitious plans for interplanetary missions. Marie the phantom A Louisiana State University student Meagan Moore, 3D printed a full-body phantom (and she named it Marie) which can be […]

3D Printing Industry Review of the Year July 2018

The month of July saw a plethora of partnerships and announcements from the Farnborough International Airshow as well as an abundance of funding for 3D printing startups in New Zealand. Furthermore, the 3D printing industry welcomed a new range of filaments from Amazon, while observing the legal battle between Cody Wilson’s open-source 3D printed firearm […]