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AM Solutions for Payload by Thales Alenia Space Help Satellite Industry Take Off

Sending satellites into orbit is both expensive and complex. Breaking free of Earth’s orbit is costly and the extreme conditions of space can be difficult to endure. This means that satellite parts need to be both very light and very strong. The advantages of additive manufacturing for space applications are …

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GE Additive’s New One Cubic Meter ATLAS Metal AM System to Be Presented at Formnext

3D printing is growing up. Literally. GE Additive, the GE business dedicated to supplying 3D printers, materials and engineering consulting services, announced today it is developing ATLAS, the world’s largest laser-powered 3D printer that prints parts from metal powder. The printer will be able to make parts that fit inside a …

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GKN Aerospace and ORNL Sign Five Year AM Research Deal

GKN Aerospace and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed a five-year research agreement focused on additive manufacturing. Utilizing the DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL, this $17.8 million USD cooperative research and development agreement will advance the family of hugely promising additive manufacturing …

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Spirit AeroSystems and Norsk Titanium Partner on 3D Printed Parts for Commercial Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems and Norsk Titanium AS have entered into a commercial agreement to produce 3D printed structural titanium components for the commercial aerospace industry. Norsk Titanium’s proprietary plasma arc Rapid Plasma Deposition™ (RPD™) technology will be used to build up the parts to a near-net shape, reducing waste, using less energy …

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