Tag Archives: 3D printing

Saab Demos 3D-Printed Fighter Aircraft Component

3D-printed Gripen part

Saab flew a Gripen multirole fighter jet that includes a 3D-printed replacement hatch during a March 19 trial. The company said Tuesday it replicated the original hatch using a PA2200 nylon polymer and a 3D printer as part of efforts to understand how the process could accelerate the process for maintenance personnel to fix aircraft parts that were damaged while operating in remote missions.

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3D Systems, HII Form Partnership for Additive Manufacturing of Corrosion-Resistant Alloys

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Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division and 3D Systems have partnered to create Nickel-Copper and Copper-Nickel alloys that could support additive manufacturing of metal components for marine applications. The initiative includes designing process parameter experiments, selecting alloy compositions and determining applicable parts through material and tensile tests.

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PSI Opens New Facility in Florida for Collaborative Tech Development

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Planned Systems International has established a new Valparaiso, Florida-based collaborative facility where the company plans to offer hands-on prototype production, engineering, agile software development and cloud services. The company said Thursday the PSI Innovation Facility will house 3D printing and traditional fabrication technologies to help partners and customers learn about and develop prototypes.

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ExOne to Deliver Self-Contained 3D Printing Pod to DOD

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The Department of Defense has awarded ExOne a $1.6 million contract to create a 3D printing facility capable of additively manufacturing replacement and spare parts from metal, ceramic or composite materials while operating in a shipping container. ExOne said Tuesday it will provide a self-contained 3D printing setup that would allow the military to produce parts based on digital files or 3D scanned equipment in less than 48 hours to cut manufacturing time and lessen costs.

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Xerox 3D Printer to Support Manufacturing Research at Naval Postgraduate School

Liquid Metal Printer

Xerox has provided a liquid metal 3D printer to Naval Postgraduate School under a cooperative research and development agreement to explore the potential use of such technology in developing systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Students and faculty members at NPS can use the Xerox ElemX additive manufacturing system for hands-on learning and dissertation work, the company said Wednesday.

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DARPA’s Industry, Academic Partners Develop Mathematical & Computational Tools for Complex System Design

TRADES tools photo from Siemens

Three companies, one nonprofit organization and three universities helped the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop computational tools and foundational math concepts for designing complex defense or commercial systems. Participants in DARPA's Transformative Design project worked to align design techniques with new manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, to help designers manage space complexities

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Report: Aircraft Demand, UAV Adoption to Drive Aerospace 3D Printing Market’s Growth Through 2027

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A new Research and Markets forecast says increasing demand for new aircraft and use of unmanned aerial vehicles worldwide will be among the factors that will drive 3D printing growth in the aerospace sector over the next seven years. The global market for aerospace 3D printers reached a value of $1.12B last year and is projected to experience a 25.3 percent compound annual growth rate to hit $6.81B by 2027.

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3D-Printed Rocket Maker Relativity Secures $500M in Series D Funds; Tim Ellis Quoted

Relativity Space

Los Angeles-based Relativity Space has raised $500M in a round of Series D financing led by Tiger Global Management and will use the funds to advance the development of its launch vehicle, 3D printing technologies and other programs. “We are on track to launch our first Terran 1 rocket to orbit next year with existing capital on our balance sheet," said Tim Ellis, co-founder and CEO of Relativity Space.

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3D Systems to Back VHA’s Health Care Additive Manufacturing Effort

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The Veterans Health Administration has tasked 3D Systems to help the government stand up additive manufacturing facilities at hospitals, where personnel would produce 3D-printed medical equipment. The company said Thursday it will deliver ProX SLS 6100 3D printers and related materials to establish the planned facilities and a corresponding quality management system for VHA.

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