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IN(3D)USTRY 2017 Top Speakers on AM Solutions Draw Large Audiences at Industry Week

Organizing a show in the midst of political turmoil is challenging, doing it through one of the biggest political events to shake Southern Europe in recent years – the potential secession of the Catalunya region from Spain – could seem impossible and yet IN(3D)USTRY 2017 was highly successful with a …

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Sintavia and TRUMPF Align on Machine Qualifications for Aerospace Applications

Sintavia, LLC, the global independent leader for metal Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) services, and the TRUMPF Group, a leading high-technology company offering production solutions in the machine tool and laser sectors, have come to an agreement to work together to accelerate the penetration of TRUMPF TruPrint metal printers within the global aerospace …

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NASA Tests First 3D Printed Rocket Engine Part Made with Two Different Metal Alloys

Engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, tested NASA’s first 3D printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys through an innovative advanced manufacturing process. NASA has been making and evaluating durable 3D printed rocket parts made of one metal, but the technique of …

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Titanium Bracket the First 3D Printed Part on a Series Production Commercial Aircraft

Arconic, a global technology, engineering and advanced manufacturing leader, and Airbus have achieved a 3D printing first—the installation of a 3D printed titanium bracket on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft, the A350 XWB. Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility …

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Aircraft, Spacecraft and Drones Reports: the Future of Industrial Additive Production Takes Off

Of all the industrial sectors that are bound to benefit from the transition to additive manufacturing production, the aerospace industry is where the most significant revenue opportunities are arising and will continue to arise in the foreseeable future. SmarTech Publishing provides and in-depth analysis of the specific opportunities in major …

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Zodiac Seats UK Flies Through Airline Seat Design with Stratasys 3D Printing

Designing an airline passenger seat is a highly complex undertaking involving hundreds of suppliers around the world working for years to meet one critical deadline. Since introducing a Stratasys Objet500 Connex1 Multi-Material 3D Printer, airline seat specialist, Zodiac Seats, a division of Zodiac Aerospace, has been able to relieve some …

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TRUMPF Opens State of the Art Smart Factory in Chicago

Leading machine tool manufacturer and Industry 4.0 pioneer TRUMPF has opened a new technology center and smart factory in Chicago. It is the first smart factory for Industry 4.0 solutions that was designed for digitally connected production processes throughout. Investments for the facility, which covers more than 50,000 square feet, …

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Fully 3D Printed Rocket Engine Is Fired Up at Monash University in Melbourne

Monash University engineers have designed, printed, and test-fired a rocket engine. The new rocket engine is a unique aerospike design which turns the traditional engine shape inside out. Two years ago, Monash University researchers and their partners were the first in the world to print a jet engine, based on …

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