Category Archives: Safran

GKN Aerospace contracted for 3D printed rocket turbines on Prometheus engine

GKN Aerospace, a global engineering firm based in Worcestershire, UK has received a contract from Ariane Group, a joint venture of multinational aerospace companies Airbus and Safran, to develop and additively manufacture two full-scale turbines. The turbines will be integrated into a low-cost reusable rocket engine, named Prometheus, which will use liquid oxygen-methane propellants “to […]

Vulcain 2.1 test fired, 3D printed rocket engine parts to lift off in 2020

The Vulcain 2.1 rocket engine, which features 3D printed parts, has been successfully test-fired at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The Vulcain 2.1 powers the main stage of the Ariane 6, a satellite launch vehicle that will be sent into space by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2020. Like the rest of Ariane 6, The […]

3D printing news Sliced, 3D Hubs, GE, Safran and Space for Giants

This edition of 3D printing news Sliced features stories from CFM International, GE, Safran, Materialise, 3D Hubs, Autodesk, HP, UniZ, Niedersachsen ADDITIV, MIT, Ohio State University, Nottingham Trent University Atum3D, Sharebot and Space for Giants. Stormy skies GE and Safran, calm seas for UniZ, Materialise and Niedersachsen ADDITIV CFM International, a joint venture between GE […]

€1.6 million for Laser Metal Deposition pioneer BeAM under new CEO

BeAM Machines, a 3D metal printing startup based in Strasbourg, France, has received a €1.6 million injection of capital from its shareholders. Following this latest announcement, the OEM’s total capital stands at over €8 million. BeAM has developed a method of directly 3D printing metal parts from CAD files using Laser Metal Deposition and Direct […]

Safran uses 3D printed parts in new 3000 shp Aneto helicopter engine

The French aerospace company has launched its Aneto 1-k helicopter engine at the Helitech international in London. The Aneto engine brand, which takes its name from the highest mountain in the Pyrenees, features 3D printed parts and will be used by Leonardo to power its AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. The news follows the European Aerospace Safety […]

Metalysis opens specialist Materials Discovery Center for 3D printing metal

Additive manufacturing metal powder manufacturer Metalysis, has opened a Materials Discovery Center in South Yorkshire, UK. A momentous event for the company, Metalysis invited 3D Printing …