Stratasys 3D Printing Keeps NASA Satellite On Time and On Budget – FDM Strong Enough for Space

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We’re pleased to announce a new frontier in aerospace 3D printing. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing has partnered with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to 3D print 30 antenna array supports for the FORMOSAT-7 Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC-2) sate … [Read more...]

3D Printers Decreasing Drone Design and Developments Costs While Catering to Customization

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Specialist company deploys 3D printing for both prototype and customized end-use parts production Unmanned aircraft systems (drones) for civilian commercial applications are one of the most exciting disruptive technologies these days. With more than 200 of its aircraft already in use, Netherl … [Read more...]

Stratasys Presents a 3D Printed Aircraft Interior at EuroMold 2014

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Join Fred Fischer, Director of PolyJet and FDM Applications at Stratasys, as he presents a real aircraft interior 3D printed using a unique combination additive manufacturing technologies. The presentation was filmed at Stratasys' aerospace-themed booth at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt. … [Read more...]

Spanish Automotive and Aeronautics Industries Getting a Lift with 3D Printed Functional Prototypes

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Providing tangible models for clients to use in their own presentations and sales pitches is a terrific niche for Spanish service provider Lupeon 3D. Founded early in 2013 by two engineers (industrial and mechanical), Lupeon is now 3D printing with Objet PolyJet 3D printing technology and creating t … [Read more...]

Mini 3D Printed Satellites Lowering Manufacturing and Launch Costs

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Recreational space travel may not be on the near horizon, but 3D printing is making space more accessible! Small 3D printed satellites – some only 10cm square – are being launched routinely for industry and research. Phillip Keane’s CubeSat was recently named one of Virgin Media Business’ Three New [Read more...]

UAVs Manufactured On the Fly with FDM

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UAV Solutions Inc. in Jessup, Maryland, specializes in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and UAV control systems. According to company CEO Bill Davidson, when the company bought their first Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D Printer, they thought that it was an impressive technology – but they didn’t reall … [Read more...]

Additive Manufacturing Speeds Design Changes For Leptron

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Companies that produce unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have been quick to take advantage of additive manufacturing (AM) to generate rapid iterations of complex designs to increase performance and reduce time to market. AM also enables many UAS manufacturers to manufacture in low volume while meeting c … [Read more...]

Additive Manufacturing: Faster, Cheaper Than Composite Layup For KMC

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Additive manufacturing (AM) has been used as a design tool for two decades in the aerospace industry. In more recent years it has become firmly entrenched in the downstream product lifecycle including functional testing, tooling, jigs and fixtures, production and maintenance. For example, by using A … [Read more...]

Additive Manufacturing Saves Time And Money For ACS

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is another in a series of technological frontiers in which the aerospace industry has been an early adopter.  The aerospace industry continues to develop new applications that more deeply embed AM throughout its complete product lifecycle. For example, AM is used by many … [Read more...]

Additive Manufacturing Trends in Aerospace: Leading the Way

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The aerospace industry has a long history of being an early adopter of leading-edge technologies. So it should come as no surprise that aerospace was one of the first industries to incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) throughout its product development lifecycle. Today, AM is being extensively us … [Read more...]