Category Archives: fighter jet

$2.9M 3D printing contract recharges U.S. Air Force legacy planes

When it comes to 3D printing, the U.S. Air Force is taking things seriously. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is a leading driver for developing the technology, and has recently employed the Synchrotron to investigate filler for 3D printed polymers. For years, bases around the country have also been trialling 3D printers for spare part […]

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 […]

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 […]