Category Archives: Transport

MELD Manufacturing graduates to Phase III in the army’s search for an expeditionary helping hand

In August 2018, industrial metal 3D printing company MELD Manufacturing announced that it had been selected for Phase 1 of the U.S. Army’s Expeditionary Technology Search, xTechSearch. Now, over 7 months later, the company has confirmed that it has graduated through Phase II of the selection process and is now working on Phase III. If MELD Manufacturing […]

Deutsche Bahn extends partnership with 3YOURMIND to develop digital spare parts warehouse

German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has extended its collaboration with Berlin-based 3D printing software developer 3YOURMIND. Sourcing 3D printing ideas from its employees, in this partnership DB plans to build a ‘digital spare parts warehouse’ using the 3YOURMIND digital workflow. DB has already been implementing additive manufacturing as part of its vision to improve vehicle maintenance. […]

Swinburne robot constructs automotive repair using 3D printing

Swinburne University of Technology has collaborated with Sydney-based industrial automation firm Tradiebot Industries and automotive aftercare company AMA Group to 3D print a replacement lug for an automotive headlamp assembly using a robotic arm. Initially funded by a sum of $1,264,695 AUD (approx. $994 thousand USD) in 2018, the collaboration is part of the ‘Repairbot’ […]

Swinburne robot constructs automotive repair using 3D printing

Swinburne University of Technology has collaborated with Sydney-based industrial automation firm Tradiebot Industries and automotive aftercare company AMA Group to 3D print a replacement lug for an automotive headlamp assembly using a robotic arm. Initially funded by a sum of $1,264,695 AUD (approx. $994 thousand USD) in 2018, the collaboration is part of the ‘Repairbot’ […]

U.S. Army develop ultra-strong 3D printed steel parts to revolutionize battlefield logistics

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), is using customized steel alloy powder to 3D print high-strength spare parts for ground vehicles in a bid to “to revolutionize logistics.” “Additive manufacturing is going to have a huge impact on sustainment,” said Dr. Brandon McWilliams, a team lead in ARL’s […]

Thyssenkrupp to collaborate with DSTA Signpore on 3D printed submarine parts

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, a branch of German multinational engineering group Thyssenkrupp, and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore additive manufacturing and data analytics for naval applications. Under this agreement, which was signed in the German port city of Kiel, the partners will seek to produce […]

Thyssenkrupp to collaborate with DSTA Signpore on 3D printed submarine parts

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, a branch of German multinational engineering group Thyssenkrupp, and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore additive manufacturing and data analytics for naval applications. Under this agreement, which was signed in the German port city of Kiel, the partners will seek to produce […]

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes use WAAM to 3D print the world’s first hollow propeller blade

Naval Group, a French company focusing on naval defence, and Centrale Nantes engineering school have 3D printed the first hollow propeller blade demonstrator. Sirenha, a Centrale Nantes spin-off and subsidiary of Naval Group, helmed the design of the blade. It was manufactured using the Wire Arc for Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. The blades were produced […]

Naval Group and Centrale Nantes use WAAM to 3D print the world’s first hollow propeller blade

Naval Group, a French company focusing on naval defence, and Centrale Nantes engineering school have 3D printed the first hollow propeller blade demonstrator. Sirenha, a Centrale Nantes spin-off and subsidiary of Naval Group, helmed the design of the blade. It was manufactured using the Wire Arc for Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. The blades were produced […]

Huntington Ingalls Industries produces 3D printed piping assembly for U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest military shipbuilding company in the U.S., has produced a 3D printed piping assembly for nuclear-powered warships. The additively manufactured metal component will be installed on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), where it will be evaluated over the course of a year. “The advancement of additive […]