Category Archives: Additive Layer Manufacturing

European Space Agency receives prototype microgravity 3D printer

After two years in development, Project MELT (Manufacturing of Experimental Layer Technology) has resurfaced with a prototype microgravity 3D printer. Made for the European Space Agency (ESA) the Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) breadboard machine is designed to 3D print high performance polymers aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and other off-world locations. The collaborative behind Project […]

Asco Industries joins Eurofighter Typhoon advanced manufacturing program with BAE Systems

British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems has signed a new partnership agreement with Belgian precision engineering firm Asco Industries. Focusing on the development of additive layer manufacturing, composite materials processing and other related technologies, the partners will work together to advance manufacturing of the Eurofighter Typhoon plane. A fighter jet tradeoff Described […]

GE Additive ramps up simulation capabilities with GeonX acquistion

Adding to a string of 3D printing deals made in recent years, GE Additive has acquired simulation software developer GeonX. Full details of the partnership will not be disclosed, though it does mean that the company’s proprietary Virfac (Virtual Factory) product will now be integrated into the GE Additive family, complimenting the company’s other acquisitions and […]