Category Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

Italian researchers strengthen the aerospace part qualification process

Italian researchers have published research that describes a method to improve the aerospace part validation process. The part qualification method was tested on a 3D printed metal bracket used in satellites.  3D printing metal aerospace parts In such applications, the titanium alloy, Ti-6Al-4V, is a common material. Recently, BeAM and PWC partnered to qualify an […]

GE Aviation receives FAA approval for 3D printed brackets on GEnx commercial airline engines

GE Additive and GE Aviation have announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the first 3D printed parts to be installed in the GEnx-2B commercial airline engines. The power door opening system (PDOS) brackets, will enter mass production this month at GE Aviation’s facility in Alabama, using GE Additive Concept Laser M2 cusing Multilaser […]

Norsk Titanium starts qualification of 3D printed production at Spirit

In advancement of a commercial agreement inked in July 2017, Norsk Titanium has initiated the qualification of the first additive manufactured part for Spirit AeroSystems (MYSE:SPR). With this move, Norsk has achieved validation for the production and industrialization of its Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) process. Mike Canario, CEO of Norsk Titanium, comments, “I am very proud […]

SAE International publishes standards for aerospace-grade metal 3D printing

Global engineering standards association SAE International has issued four new standards relating to laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) powered additive manufacturing. The LPBF documents are specially designed to support the certification of metal 3D printed parts for use in aircraft and space exploration vehicles, and are officially supported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). David Alexander, Director […]

Oerlikon and Boeing partner to bring 3D printed standard to aerospace

Swiss listed technology group Oerlikon (SWX:OERL) has signed a five year metal 3D printing collaboration agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing (NYSE: BA). Under the terms of the agreement, the two partners will focus on creating standard means of additively manufacturing titanium aircraft parts, that meet flight requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the […]

Oerlikon and Boeing partner to bring 3D printed standard to aerospace

Swiss listed technology group Oerlikon (SWX:OERL) has signed a five year metal 3D printing collaboration agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing (NYSE: BA). Under the terms of the agreement, the two partners will focus on creating standard means of additively manufacturing titanium aircraft parts, that meet flight requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the […]

FAA to launch eight-year additive manufacturing road map

Filed for review in late September, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed a draft Additive Manufacturing Strategic Roadmap, advising businesses of adequate practice surrounding the different technologies in the industry. The roadmap features key regulation information covering emerging considerations around part and process certification, machine and part maintenance, research and development and the demand […]