Airbus takes intriguing patent

Airbus has applied for a patent that could change the face of a vehicle design and could well have wider applications. In essence the aerospace company has found a way to create a shell-like structure that the 3D print is laid int [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, 3D Scanners, Aerospace, Design, Materials, Transport|Tags: , |2 Comments

Is 3D Printed Titanium Fatally Flawed?

Titanium has become a firm favourite for the medical and aerospace industries, but a worrying report from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that 3D printed titanium could be fatally flawed. Deep X-rays have revealed a porosity t [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Aerospace, Materials, Transport|Tags: , |5 Comments

Rocket engine completely 3D printed

A rocket powered by the first fully 3D printed Oxygen/hydrocarbon engine is heading for launch at the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand. US-based Rocket Lab is currently building New Zealand’s first orbital launch site on the peninsu [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Aerospace|3 Comments

Material science and 3D printing methods explained

In the world of 3D printing, materials are everything and the science is getting more advanced by the day. The days where we just tried to replicate traditional manufacturing options are long gone. Now we are playing to the streng [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Aerospace, Materials, Research|Tags: , |0 Comments

Expanding to Space: 3D Printing is the Future

3D printing parts for space. Almost sounds like science fiction.   Almost.   McFarlane Aviation Products designs and manufactures over 5,000 different quality FAA-PMA parts for Cessna, Piper, Grumman, Beechcraft and Ag C [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, Aerospace|Tags: , |0 Comments

Will The Evolution Of 3dP Continue To Boost The World?

Charles Hull, the Co-founder and CTO of 3d-Systems spoke to Chitra Sethi, the managing editor at ASME.org about the evolution of the editing manufacture industry and its possibility to participate within the production industry. T [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Aerospace|Tags: , |0 Comments

Made in Space: Commercial 3D printer on ISS

Made in Space has installed the first commercial 3D printer on the International Space Station, so look out for that novel label that will now mean exactly what it says. The company launched in 2010 and by 2014 had its first print [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Aerospace|Tags: , |0 Comments

A spacewalk on Mars with 3D printed technology

High-precision, low-weight and strength are attributes which could determine about the success of a mission to Mars. 3D printing solutions are able to meet all these requirements.  Space travel is a topic that has fascinated human [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printing, Aerospace|0 Comments

Profiling BeAM, the French company leading metal 3D printing in Europe

With a bold invitation to its website readers to “join the fourth industrial revolution”, most might think it unlikely for the relatively young start-up BeAM to be able to live up to its ego. However, after being awarded the Aeron [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: 3D Printers, 3D Printing, Aerospace|Tags: , |0 Comments

3D Printed Warfare

The manufacturing prowess of 3D printing has been proven to be a tremendous disruptive force in a host of technological fields, constantly breaking barriers of what was previously thought possible and tackling issues which couldn' [...]