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Multimaterial metal 3D printing accomplished by WSU LENS project

A team of researchers at Washington State University have recently published results of a multimaterial metal 3D printing project. Using Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) technology, the team has succeed in 3D printing components made from two different alloys in a single process. Amit Bandyopadhyay, WSU Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials […]

Aidro redesigns and optimizes metal 3D printed hydraulics with EOS

Italy-based Aidro Hydraulics is now manufacturing components for fluid systems on a DMLS metal 3D printer. The company previously only used FFF 3D printing to prototype the designs of its hydraulic devices. After investing in an EOS M290 metal 3D printer last November, Aidro is now 3D printing metal components on a regular basis and […]

Metal 3D printed engine parts flown on Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet

3D printed metal parts could soon power the Finnish Air Force. Patria Plc, a chief provider of aerospace and defence solutions for the Finnish government and Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace, has added a 3D printed engine component to an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter plane. On 5th January 2018, the F/A-18 made its maiden flight including the 3D […]

NASA engineers test first multi-alloy 3D printed rocket part

Toward the development of its next generation space exploration vehicles, NASA has significantly ramped up efforts to incorporate 3D printing in component design. In July, the administration’s engineers performed 30 firing tests of a bi-metallic 3D printed rocket igniter at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. After analysis at the University of Alabama, researchers found […]