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Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace: Taking Your Production to New Heights

Early additive manufacturing (AM) adopters in the aerospace industry are leveraging advanced 3D printing technologies from industry leaders like HP and...

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Materials

Unlocking the Potential of 3D-Printed Polymers in Aerospace and Defense

As we look ahead, it’s evident that the aerospace and defense industries are at the forefront of leveraging the potential of additive manufacturing. They are the main reason for the advent of high-performance polymers in AM.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

How Distributed Metal Additive Manufacturing Can Add a Surge to Military Supplier Strategies

By embracing advanced metal additive manufacturing, ammunition and systems manufacturers can enhance their responsiveness to changing demands and better secure their supply chains against potential threats.

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Test & Measurement

RAMFIRE Project Develops, Tests 3D-Printed Aluminum Rocket Engine Nozzle

NASA recently built and tested an additively-manufactured – or 3D printed – rocket engine nozzle made of aluminum, making it lighter than conventional nozzles...

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Materials

3D Printing in Combat Zones: A Paradigm Shift for Marine Corps Logistics

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to execute its strategic shift towards the Indo-Pacific, the importance of overcoming the logistical challenges of the modern...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Army to Advance Prototype Competition for Future Electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle

The U.S. Army is preparing to issue an industry request for the development of an electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle (eLRV), according to an Oct....

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Briefs
Test & Measurement

Test Methods for Measuring High Temperature Tensile Properties of Subscale Specimen Geometries for Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials

With the rise of additive manufacturing for metallic materials, concerted efforts are underway to integrate the technology into present and future aerospace systems to enhance performance capability, reduce cost, and minimize production lead-times.

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Aerospace

Collins Opens $14 Million Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Facility in Iowa

Collins Aerospace celebrated the opening of a $14 million expansion to its additive manufacturing facility in West Des Moines, Iowa last week. The 9,000 square...

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Automotive

3D, No Waiting!

Few will dispute that additive manufacturing — commonly called 3D printing — has endured a development path of fits and starts. But as niche applications, an ever-increasing array of material choices — and the...

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Materials

Why the Turbomachinery Industry is Increasingly Bullish on Additive Manufacturing

Whether we’re talking about industrial turbines, air breathing jet engines, or liquid-rocket space applications, the higher the pressure and the higher the flow rate, the better the performance.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Physics-Guided Neural Network for Regularization and Learning Unbalanced Data Sets

Directed energy deposition (DED) is a method of metal additive manufacturing (AM) by which parts are built layer by layer from 3-D computer-aided design models.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Handheld Targeting System

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Northrop Grumman the initial production and operations contract for the Next Generation Handheld Targeting System (NGHTS).

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Electronics & Computers

3D Scanning Provides Key Weapon for Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing

While AI, AR, and IIoT are increasing production efficiency and time to market, 3D scanning still has not been exploited by aerospace and defense manufacturers for its full potential to do the same.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

WCX 2023: Biomimicry Inspires Product Development

Nature has always served as a giant classroom where problem-solving lessons are taught — a “storehouse of inspiration for new and different ideas,” noted Trisha Brown, co-director...

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Design

John Deere 3D-Prints Production Fuel Valves for Tractors

HP launched its new commercial Metal Jet S100 Solution in September 2022 and two months later showcased the 3D printer for the first time publicly at the Formnext exhibition in...

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Products
Unmanned Systems

New Products

See the new products for February 2023, including nanocomposite material, a V8 microprocessor, machining software, and more.

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Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

A Divergent Approach to Vehicle Development and Production

Among the most intriguing vehicles on display at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance was a pair developed by an obscure brand, Czinger Vehicles, and its parent company,...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Turbine Center Frame

The Clean Sky 2 program is made up of key industry players and subject matter experts along with academic research bodies across Europe.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

New HPC4EI Project to Create 'Digital Twin' Models for Aerospace Manufacturing

A partnership involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory aimed at developing “digital twins” for producing aerospace components is one of six new...

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Design

Why are Aerospace & Defense Companies Embracing Additive Manufacturing?

It’s no longer a question of when metal additive manufacturing will become an accepted, reliable production technology, particularly in aerospace and defense.

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Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Utilizing a Novel In-Line Mixing System for Design of Functionally Graded Ceramic Composites

Exploring the development of a direct ink writing system with multimaterial and in-line mixing capabilities for printing inks composed of high solids-loaded ceramic particulate suspensions.

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Motion Control

Cadillac's Future-Tech Flagship

Restoring the Cadillac brand to its golden-age pinnacle, when it stood equal among Europe’s ultra-luxury greats, has long been an intermittent dream within GM. The grandiose ‘Sixteen’ concept in...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Digital Manufacturing Solution

The U.S. Navy is looking to tackle supply-line problems by aligning the skill sets of a trio of outside expert organizations to develop an end-to-end additive manufacturing (AM) system that could be utilized across the entire Department of Defense (DoD).

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Energy

FPT’s New EPowertrain Plant Commences EAxle Production for Nikola Tre BEV

Sustainability is an increasingly significant target for many commercial-vehicle manufacturers’ industrial activities and new products, and FPT Industrial is...

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Aerospace

MQ-9B to Get New 3D- Printed Fuel Oil Heat Exchanger

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with long-time collaborator Conflux Technology on the design and manufacture of a new Fuel Oil Heat Exchanger (FOHE) for...

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Photonics/Optics

Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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Aerospace

Air Force Wind Tunnel Team Takes 3D Printing Program to Next Dimension

It started with a piece here, a small part there. But since its inception at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak,...

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Design

Optimizing Design for Additive Manufacturing

It is essential to understand the technology you are working with to maximize its potential as a production method.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

EVs Drive NVH Material Innovations

The definition of a ‘quiet’ vehicle, as determined by the occupants’ ears, is changing radically, as electric motors replace the internal-combustion engine. And electric vehicles are changing the...

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