29 August 2017 8:53
In the latest development in 3D printing for space exploration, 3D Printing Industry recently reported on Russian astronauts’ successful deployment of a new satellite created entirely with a powder 3D printer. The Tomsk-TPU-120 features no engines, and will spend five months in orbit before burning up naturally in the Earth’s atmosphere as its orbit decays. The satellite was designed and printed at Tomsk Polytechnic University, and it will continue to be monitored by the university’s Student Flight Control Centre for the duration of its time in orbit. The video below shows ...
11 August 2017 15:33
Boeing have just announced a $1 billion deal with France’s Dassault Systèmes. This strategic partnership will see Dassault’s 3DExperience software rolled out across Boeing’s additive manufacturing operations around the world. The software will be used for the design of 3D-printable aerospace parts at Boeing’s additive manufacturing operations around the world. The sophisticated 3D printing software’s range of tools for collaborative design work across multiple locations will enable Boeing’s teams to share best practice in AM and continue to deliver innovative printed parts for aerospace applications. Boeing have established themselves as one ...
02 August 2017 16:22
An increasing number of industry leaders around the world are not only exploring how 3D printing can be applied within their workflows, but also showing their commitment to the technology by funding cutting-edge research into new printing methods, materials and process enhancements. This includes both investment in academic institutions’ work, the establishment of new research facilities, and support for 3D printing startups who are developing truly disruptive technologies. This financial commitment is a sign of how seriously manufacturers are taking 3D printing and its place in tomorrow’s smart factories. Let’s look ...
11 July 2017 15:13
One of the most exciting aspects of the modern 3D printing sector is how often we are seeing the technology establishing itself in new environments -- many of which would have been unthinkable just ten years ago. When we interviewed Dr Richard Buswell of the University of Loughborough, he spoke about how in addition to the advances made in printing concrete, 3D printing could actually be utilised on-site for construction sites. Not only would this allow parts such as shutters to be generated when needed rather than shipped over, saving on ...
30 June 2017 10:46
June has been an exciting month for additive manufacturing in aerospace. We’re seeing more AM specialists roll out new materials, technology and solutions that are specifically tailored to the sector’s exacting requirements. We saw Stratasys exhibit at the recent Paris Air Show, where they unveiled a new solution that utilises their FDM Fortus 900mc Production printer to deliver parts that meet all FAA and EASA regulations. This means that high-quality, compliant parts can be produced on a regular basis, allowing 3D-printed parts to be used in a greater number of ...