Monthly Archives: August 2020

First Flight Critical Aerospace Component Receives FAA Certification

Defence giant Honeywell, has recently announced that their 3D printed bearing housing has been approved for use on the Dassault Falcon 20G maritime patrol aircraft. At last, a 3D printed metal component has received that ultra-prized FAA certification that will permit said component to be used in a flight-critical system. This is a super exciting […]

VR meets 3D Printing at French Aerospace School

Polyaero_eBook-featuredPOLYAERO is the technical aeronautical training school at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. With the aid of a whole bunch of aerospace industry partners, they have recently started running an accredited degree program, utilizing a Mixed Reality (MR) approach. By use of large format 3D printing and virtual reality, students are getting a multi-sensory digital […]

Researchers use Machine Learning for Monitoring In-situ Metal Pore Formation

keyhole pore featured imagePorosity and other defects are a problem where it comes to parts printed with metal powder bed fusion processes. One team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, and Texas A&M University have published their findings which may play a part in reducing these subsurface defects. The team has figured out […]

Cold Metal Fusion: What is it?

In this post we will be looking at the Cold Metal Fusion (CMF) AM method, and we will be answering that exact question. What is it? The sinter-based technology was developed by Germany-based company Headmade Materials. This company was recently in the news because they completed a €1.9 million funding round thanks to Industrial Technologies […]

Singaporean Company Gets Certified for Aviation Printing

AFS logo featured imageSingapore-based Additive Flight Solutions Pte. Ltd. has received AS9100D certification, which will enable the company to provide parts to the aerospace industry. AS9100D is an aerospace quality management system akin to ISO 9001 (it actually contains ISO 9001, and a whole lot more), and having this certification is a requirement for doing business in the […]