Category Archives: GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace cuts production time and costs with Stratasys 3D printer

Stratasys has announced that GKN Aerospace, a UK-based global engineering firm has improved production times for tooling applications since integrating its F900 3D printer into production. This printer was implemented at GKN’s Filton, South Gloucestershire manufacturing site, allowing the company to create complex parts, that would be difficult to make with traditional methods. “Since integrating the F900, we have […]

GKN Aerospace cuts production time and costs with Stratasys 3D printer

Stratasys has announced that GKN Aerospace, a UK-based global engineering firm has improved production times for tooling applications since integrating its F900 3D printer into production. This printer was implemented at GKN’s Filton, South Gloucestershire manufacturing site, allowing the company to create complex parts, that would be difficult to make with traditional methods. “Since integrating the F900, we have […]

GKN Aerospace verbessert Produktionszeiten dank additiver Fertigung

GKN Stratasys

GKN Aerospace ist ein britisches Unternehmen, welches 90 Prozent der Hersteller für Flugzeuge und Antriebsmotoren weltweit beliefert. Durch den Einsatz von 3D-Druck hat GKN die Produktionszeiten verbessert und Designbeschränkungen für verschiedene Werkzeuganwendungen beseitigt. Der britische Konzern entschied sich bei der Luftfahrt-Sparte mit dem 3D-Drucker-Hersteller Stratasys zusammenzuarbeiten. Nach Aussage von Tim Hope, Additive Manufacturing Center Manager [...]

Der Beitrag GKN Aerospace verbessert Produktionszeiten dank additiver Fertigung erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com – Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

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 […]

GKN to emerge with 3D printing in focus at Farnborough Airshow

Next week, a number of additive manufacturing specialists will be among the exhibitors at Farnborough Airshow in the UK, one of the most important dates in the aerospace and defense industry. For many, it will be particularly interesting to see what GKN brings to the show following its hostile takeover by Melrose Plc earlier this […]

The best aerospace and automotive 3D printing applications of 2018

Voting is close for 3D printing aerospace or automotive application of the year in our 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards. Earlier this year, we shortlisted 10 outstanding applications in aerospace and automotive as nominated by you – the most well-informed readership in the industry. In the interest of keeping the 3D Printing Industry Awards in […]

3D printed rescue drone developed by Warwick students

University of Warwick fourth year students have developed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to aid in mountainside rescue as part of the UK government sponsored program Horizon (AM), which aims to encourage the advancement of 3D printing in aeronautics. Regulative barriers The UAV’s main function is to deliver vital supplies on mountain rescue missions. As such, […]

3D printed rescue drone developed by Warwick students

University of Warwick fourth year students have developed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to aid in mountainside rescue as part of the UK government sponsored program Horizon (AM), which aims to encourage the advancement of 3D printing in aeronautics. Regulative barriers The UAV’s main function is to deliver vital supplies on mountain rescue missions. As such, […]

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 Industry Review of the year June 2017

At the beginning of June 2017 Big Four auditor KPMG published a report debunking myths about Industry 4.0 and urging companies to “be bolder” with digital solutions, including additive manufacturing. Following on in this theme, this month saw the signing of a number of high profile partnerships, and the launch of projects seeking to turn manufacturing […]