Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi foresee much 3D printing for Boeing 747s in the future.
BigRep 3D Printers Create Lightweight and Corrosion-Resistant Blade Restraints for Helicopters
BigRep described very intriguing new application for 3D printing: Helicopter Blade Restraints.
NASA Announces New Research Institute Focused on Advanced Manufacturing
NASA announced the creation of a new research institute dedicated to advanced manufacturing.
3D Printing Rockets: Relativity Space is About to Reach a Historic Milestone
If you’ve been paying attention, we almost hit a major milestone in 3D printing this past weekend.
New Frontier Aerospace’s Hypersonic Aircraft: Powered by Metal 3D Printing
Metal 3D printing is at the heart of New Frontier Aerospace’s plans.
Why Aerospace and Dental Have So Deeply Embraced 3D Printing
Two industries have developed extremely deep usage of 3D printing, but for entirely different reasons.
Collins Aerospace Leverages 3D Printing to Increase Efficiency of Monroe MRO Facility
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at a recent expansion of 3D printing capacity by Collins Aerospace.
Metal 3D Startup Is Betting Its Factory-Sized 3D Printers Change Everything
With a roster of engineers from innovation hotbeds such as SpaceX, Tesla and Apple, Freeform Future Corp. is looking to print big and print often.
What is the Mystery Project from Markforged’s Founders?
There could be something very interesting brewing from the folks behind Markforged.
3D Printing Industry Set to Take Off with Relativity Space’s Milestone Launch
Relativity Space is nearing a key milestone, and so is 3D printing.
3D Printing Implications of the L3Harris Technologies Acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi believe recent corporate moves could boost 3D printing usage.
The Most Important Application for 3D Printing: Conformal Cooling
Conformal cooling is not only a better way to cool injection molds for plastics, but it might allow hypersonic air travel.
Aidro’s Digital Lab Supplies 3D Printed Parts to Leonardo Helicopters
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi see much 3D printing from a new US military contract.
Did a Little French Startup Finally Get How to Optimize Designs for 3D Printing?
Cognitive Design Systems understands that lightest does not equal optimum and not all 3D prints are manufacturable.
Design of the Week: Copper Aerospike Rocket Engine
This week’s selection is the astonishing Aerospike rocket engine by Hyperganic.
There’s An Even Bigger NXG XII
SLM Solutions announced the NXG XII 600E, an even bigger version of the company’s massive metal 3D printer.
Largix’s Unusual 3D Printing Process
An Israeli company uses an unusual 3D printing process to make large-scale objects.
The Use of 3D Printing for Repair: an AM Coalition Webinar
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at recent developments in use of 3D print technology for repair activities.
How Additive Manufacturing Is Really Done
In my recent visit to GE Aerospace I was able to see how truly large-scale additive manufacturing should be done.
Benefits and Applications of Aluminum 3D Printing
Charles Goulding and Andressa Bonafé look at recent additive applications using aluminum metal.
A Different Way To 3D Print Rockets
Firehawk Aerospace is 3D printing rockets, but not in the way you might think.
AddUp Pursues Different Engagement Model
AddUp announced a joint venture, and it’s a very different way to engage with clients.
The Fastest Aircraft in the World Will Have 3D Printed Parts
Velo3D printers will be used to make components capable of withstanding Mach 5 speeds aboard Hermeus’ Quarterhorse hypersonic aircraft.
GE Split-Up: Vernova and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how GE will handle 3D printing during its corporate restructuring.
Markforged’s Aerospace Grade 3D Printer: FX20
Markforged’s FX20 3D printer is quite impressive.
The Farnborough Airshow ’22 and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the potential for increased use of 3D printing in the aerospace industry.
Space Startups and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at some of the many space startups now leveraging metal 3D printing.
UK Productivity and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how 3D printing technology could assist the UK economy.
5 Industries Being Revolutionized by 3D Printing
Until very recently, the idea of three-dimensional printing seemed somewhat futuristic.
Airbus and 3D Printing Market Share Opportunities
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how Airbus is leveraging 3D printing to overcome supply chain challenges.
Book of the Week: 3D Printing in Model Aircraft Construction
This week’s selection is “3D Printing in Model Aircraft Construction” by Thomas Fischer.
3D Printed Materials in Cleanrooms
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace look at the possibilities of using 3D printed parts in clean room environments.
Triumph Group Uses 3D Printing for Aircraft Parts
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace look at Triumph Group’s investment into 3D printing technology for aerospace.
The Most Complex 3D Printed Part Ever?
Hyperganic may have produced the most complex model ever 3D printed, a revolutionary aerospace engine.
Design of the Week: Starship SN15
This week’s selection is the set of Starship 3D models by Yoan Soilen.
Biden Boosts Additive Manufacturing, But Will It Work?
What is “AM Forward” all about and will it work?
3D Printed Copper Rocket Engine Tested Successfully
Launcher has successfully tested a unique 3D printed copper rocket engine.
NASA’s 3D Printed Metal Alloy Breakthrough
NASA announced the development of a powerful new metal alloy that will be of specific interest by the aerospace sector.
Germany: Defense Industry Revival and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Ryan Donley examine the recent change in defense strategy in Germany.
Boeing’s Flying Taxi Investment and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the development of “flying cars” and how it could benefit 3D printing.
Why Is Aurora Labs Pursuing Aerospace Standards?
After a long period of silence, Aurora Labs announced they have launched a project to attempt to meet certain aerospace manufacturing standards.
Post-Pandemic CapEx and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how capital expenditures will increase after the pandemic and how they could benefit 3D printing.
Bell Helicopters and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at how Bell have used a variety of 3D printing technologies and services to make parts for their helicopters.
Using 3D Printed Catalysts To Power Rocket Engines
A PhD student in New Zealand is 3D printing catalysts to enable use of safer rocket propellants.
2022 Predictions for 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi have some thoughts about what might transpire in the world of 3D printing during 2022.
How Can a 3D Printer Company Persuade New Customers?
To what lengths must a 3D printer manufacturer go in order to convince prospects to become customers?
Design of the Week: Lifesize 3D Printed Airplane Model
This week’s selection is a life size 3D printed airplane model by Materialise Manufacturing.
Global Drone Reforestation and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding & Andressa Bonafe propose using 3D printing to increase the ability of drones to perform reforestation activities.
Australia’s Blackhawk Helicopter Purchase and 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi examine how the U.S. military is using digital twins for helicopter development.
Why Use Teton Simulation’s SmartSlice?
I had a chat with Teton Simulation’s Doug Kenik to find out where SmartSlice is headed.
Airbus and 3D Printing Market Share Opportunities
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how leasing moves could affect the production of 3D printed aviation parts.
Design of the Week: Bubble Glider
This week’s selection is the Bubble Glider by the folks at ViralVideoLab.
H3X Uses 3D Printing To Build Extraordinary Electric Motor
A startup company has leveraged copper 3D printing technology to produce a much more powerful electric engine.
Build Large Metal Parts With Norsk Titanium’s MERKE IV 3D Printer
Norsk Titanium’s MERKE IV metal 3D printer is suitable for large part production.
In Conversation with Benny Buller, Velo3D Founder and CEO
Engineering.com caught up with Velo3D founder and CEO, Benny Buller, as the metal 3D printing company went public.
Another 3D Print Application: Catalysts
Researchers have identified another area of application for 3D printing: catalysts.
Report on Aerospace Use Demonstrates The Case For AM Everywhere
A detailed research report has been published that shows in extreme detail the usage of metal additive manufacturing techniques in the aerospace sector.
Future Platform For Space-Based 3D Printing?
Varda Space Industries raised US$42M to help build their space-based manufacturing platform.
Watch a Spectacular 3D Print Failure
The SkyersJet Project is developing a partly 3D printed EDF system for RC aircraft, but encountered a spectacular problem during testing.
The Boeing-Airbus Truce And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding considers potential 3D printing-related implications of a major aerospace competitive truce.
Launcher Taps VELO3D and Ansys to 3D Print Rocket Engine Components
Rocket company Launcher has teamed up with 3D printer VELO3D and simulation software provider Ansys to overhaul the design and manufacture of its liquid oxygen (LOX) turbopump, a critical component of the company’s E-2 rocket engine.
Exploring Relativity Space’s Machine Learning 3D Printing Patent
Relativity Space owns what could become a key patent for additive manufacturing.
Relativity Space Reveals Fully 3D Printed Reusable Rocket
Relativity Space revealed Terran R, their fully 3D printed reusable rocket.
GE Aviation Moves from Castings to Metal 3D Printing on Four Parts
Working with GE Additive, GE Aviation has made the switch to 3D printing four parts that were previously produced with castings.
Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing and Vertical Market Impacts
Charles R. Goulding and Joseph Castine look at how wire arc additive manufacturing might affect several heavy industries.
Let’s Recycle Your 3D Prints Into Jet Fuel
There may be a path to solving the dilemma of unwanted 3D prints.
Design of the Week: Air Powered Helicopter
This week’s selection is the Air Powered Helicopter by Tom Stanton.
Essentium Boosts Aerospace Research
Essentium announced an arrangement to provide AM equipment and expertise for aerospace research.
Students 3D Print Prototype “Lunar PAD”
A prototype lunar landing pad has been designed by students and 3D printed by ICON.
Flight-Critical Demonstrations: How To Increase AM In Aerospace
SLM Solutions described an interesting metal 3D printed part made for an aerospace client.
Plastic Or Metal, That Is The Question
Evonik announced a new material, and I had a thought while reading through their announcement.
Relativity Space Announces Massive 3D Printed Booster
Aerospace startup Relativity Space announced plans to develop a massive rocket booster that would be entirely 3D printed.
Stratasys To 3D Print More Airbus Cabin Components
A new contract extension will see more 3D printed parts inside more Airbus cabins.
Jetoptera’s 3D Printed Past And Future
A startup company has leveraged 3D printing technology to produce a revolutionary new approach to aircraft propulsion.
Orbex Buys “Largest Industrial 3D Printer”
Orbex has commissioned what will apparently be the largest industrial 3D printer in Europe.
3D Systems and Jabil Announce “Roadrunner” Industrial 3D Printing System
3D Systems announced a new industrial 3D printing system designed for the aerospace and automotive industries, the Roadrunner.
3D Print Materials Count: A Field Test Of Lightweight PLA
An RC flyer has performed a very real test of a lightweight 3D printing materials.
Retired Aged Aircraft And 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley consider the rising use of aerospace 3D printing as newer aircraft prepare to enter fleets.
Relativity Space Raises A Half Billion!
Rocket-maker Relativity Space is about to collect a whopping US$500M in a Series D raise.
Essentium’s Unique Approach To Aerospace 3D Printing
Many 3D print companies service the aerospace industry, but it appears that Essentium is doing things in quite a different way.
Relativity Space Bags Major 3D Printed Rocket Client
Relativity Space has landed a major client, Lockheed.
Boom Supersonic Unveils The XB-1, And It’s Full Of 3D Printed Parts
Boom Supersonic’s new XB-1 prototype aircraft turns out to be using plenty of 3D printed parts.
Alloyed Tests Functional Nickel Superalloy For High-Temperature AM
Alloyed announced the results of a project they’ve undertaken with Honeywell Aviation to assess a new high-temperature metal powder for aerospace applications.
GE Aviation Receives Certification For Partly 3D Printed Jet Engine
GE Aviation has received official certification from the US FAA for its massive GE9X jet engine.
Scotland Targets Boeing Supply Chain
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi take a look at Scotland’s interesting moves in aerospace supply chain and potential impact on global 3D printing activity.
Million Dollar Air Force Contract Will Repair Parts With 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing company Optomec was awarded a $1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to repair engine turbine parts.
How Is Stratasys Doing During The Pandemic?
Stratasys released their quarterly results, and I reviewed them to see how the pandemic is affecting the giant 3D printer manufacturer.
6K Additive Makes Some Big Moves
6K Additive has commissioned their first units and at the same time has landed a sustainable client.
Relativity Space Scores Another 3D Printed Rocket Client
Big news: rocket startup Relativity Space has signed a deal with their fifth launch client, Iridium.
Redwire Acquires Made In Space, Reshapes Economics Of In-Space Manufacturing
Manufacturing in space is reshaping in a series of acquisitions.
The New European Aerospace Supply Chain Leaders & 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss the potential place of 3D printing in the reshaping aerospace supply chain.
Overcoming The Performance Barrier To Full-On Radical 3D Printing
There’s a key barrier that’s holding back 3D printing from much more radical use, but it may be about to break down.
Falcontech To Take FIFTY Farsoon Metal 3D Printers
Farsoon announced a monstrously huge deal with Falcontech to provide the AM service with no fewer than 50 advanced metal 3D printers.
Stratasys Client 3D Printing ISS Components, More To Come?
A new 3D printed part being used on the International Space Station could open up new worlds of 3D printing applications.
Secrets Behind VELO3D’s Decision To Build A “Stretch” Metal 3D Printer
I spoke with VELO3D’s Zach Murphree to find out more details on the company’s recent announcement of a tall version of their popular metal 3D printer.