The Register is collaborating with Southampton University and 3T RPD to launch the first 3D printed spaceplane.
Bastian Schaefer and his team at Airbus have a vision of a more sustainable future for aviation, a future that should incorporate social as well as environmental and economic value.
Author Chris Anderson stays on the bleeding edge of open-source technology automation with DIY drones.
The U.S. Air Force awarded $2.95 million to 3D Systems to retool their Paramount team’s Selective Laser Sintering technology for the production of F-35 components and other weapon systems.
Steven Easter and Jonathan Turman, students at the University of Virginia, along with their professor, worked to create a UAV with a 6.5 feet wingspan from 3D printed pieces.
We may be flying the world in 3D-printed planes by 2050. Airbus is exploring the concept of printing the airplane with an estimated 80 meter square 3D printer.
GE is working on a 3D printing process that will produce parts for a new family of turbofan engines, cutting weight and materials by 30-40%, reducing fuel consumption by 15%.
Hobbyists of very near future are going to have a much easier time at making model planes, as 3D printer maker Objet’s materials engineer Shai Hirsh demonstrates.